When it came to putting together our final edition for semester 1 2020, we knew that we had an opportunity to fulfil our mission as a mouthpiece for the ANU student community by providing a platform to share views, opinions, insights and humour during this crisis. ‘Coping with Coronavirus’ is filled with all these things and more. While we explore the realities of this experience, we also hope that through this edition, readers can find messages of hope and optimism.
I also want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the outgoing members of the print team, Phoebe Lupton and Georgie Kamvissis, who worked on this issue as their last after years of work for Woroni. Without having worked on the board, it’s hard to understand the extent of the work the content and art editors put into each edition. All board members carry the pressures and burdens of providing a voice for the students, sometimes with great success, sometimes with great backlash. But despite these challenges, both Georgie and Phoebe have persevered and worked incredibly hard to do their jobs, and have created outstanding work in the process. Woroni will miss them both greatly.
With that, I hope you all enjoy this edition, and always remember that we exist to represent the students and that is always our priority. If you have something you want to say, please get in touch at
We acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which Woroni, Woroni Radio and Woroni TV are created, edited, published, printed and distributed. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and emerging. We acknowledge that the name Woroni was taken from the Wadi Wadi Nation without permission, and we are striving to do better for future reconciliation.