/ 11 November 2021

Squiz Sayings – 11 November 2021

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“Yo, what the hell is an HSC exam and why are all of y‘all failing it?”

Asked acclaimed Vietnamese/American author/poet Ocean Vuong after being bombarded with messages from anxious NSW Year 12 students. Monday’s English exam asked them to unpack passages from his novel that a Washington Post review said is “shockingly intimate and insistently universal.” Yikes…

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