What we hope to achieve and to bring you, our reader, is something of a snapshot of the melting pot of ideas present in our youth, and in doing so provide a sense of the direction our society may be steering into.
- Madeleine De Leo, 2010 Publications Officer, writing in State Magazine
State was first formed in 2010 as a publication for students to publish their thoughts and opinions on the issues and challenges of the day.
It is our hope that through State, students will be able to contribute a little to the battle of ideas that’s happening across the dinner tables and in the corridors of power on the challenges which confronts us - whether as a community, a country or a collective.
To echo the words of our very first editor, it is also our hope that State will be an incubator which allows us all to better understand one another. You will not agree with everything our contributors say, but we hope that you appreciate why we believe the things that we do and understand that a difference of opinion is something to cherish, not be cut down.
In 2018, we’ll bring you more analysis, commentaries and opinion pieces. And where there’s a need, we’ll also cover the events which make the news - whether on campus or outside - and do so in a balanced, fair and impartial manner.
State is an independent, non-partisan publication staffed by student volunteers. Hundreds of articles have been published under our banner, reflecting a wide array of views and opinions from all political persuasions. We don’t care about the strength of your idea, but the quality of your article. We’re unafraid to stir the pot, and that’s what sets us apart from the rest.
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