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Strictly speaking: webtoon

How many Korean loanwords are there in English? Not many, apart from kimchi and others drawn from Korean cuisine. Webtoon is remarkable in providing an international name for a mixed genre form of entertainment that takes the printed comic strip ...

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New look for Charles Sturt, Victoria universities

Rebranding can be tricky. Many university heads feel it’s a necessary next step to attract new students and refine the institution’s messaging, but they run the risk of irking the current student body. Western Sydney University saw this first hand ...

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Should cursive still be taught in schools?

Remember getting your pen licence? That enshrined document among Australia’s school-going youth, marking the rite of passage from cheap scribbler to noble, professional scribe. Those endless hours spent painstakingly connecting one letter to another, sewing the alphabet into seamless elegance, ...

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On the move: April

BRUMBY LEADS THE CHARGE Former Victorian premier John Brumby has become the eighth chancellor of La Trobe University. “Taking up this role is something of a homecoming,” Brumby said. “My first job in education was as a secondary teacher in ...

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Strictly speaking: foreign fruits

Exotic fruits keep arriving from overseas with foreign names which are hard to remember for those unfamiliar with the language of origin. The Japanese yuzu, a craggy-skinned lemon-like fruit the size of a billiard ball is a recent arrival, now ...

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