Lot's Wife (student newspaper)

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Lot's Wife
Lot's Wife Logo.gif
Type Student newspaper
Owner(s) Monash Student Association
Editor Emina Besirevic, Sophia McNamara, Robert Staunton and Nick Bugeja.
Founded 1964
Language English
Headquarters Monash University
Circulation 3000
Website www.msa.monash.edu.au/lotswife www.lotswife.com.au

Lot's Wife is the student newspaper of Monash University's Clayton campus. It is produced by students, for students and operates as part of the Monash Student Association.


Lot's Wife began when a collection of Monash (Clayton) students stormed the office of the Monash student newspaper of the time, Chaos, in reaction to the sexist and derogatory material Chaos routinely published.[1] Throughout the 1960s, Lot's Wife remained at the forefront of student media.

Lot's Wife gained its name from the Biblical passage in which Lot and his wife fled Sodom. Lot and his wife were spared from God’s wrath at Sodom on the premise that if they left behind the destruction that befell their town without looking back, they would be spared. Once they had escaped, Lot's wife looked back. As a consequence she turned into a pillar of salt for disobeying God's orders.

The message of never looking back has been enshrined in Lot's Wife since its inception and continues to be reflected in each edition of the publication. Many of Lot's Wife’s contributors have achieved considerable notoriety in later life.

Lot's Wife found itself in the middle of a media storm when an article was published and distributed to first year students at the traditional O-Week events discussing different ways to consume and prepare marijuana. The article titled "Cooking with Schapelle" drew the ire of anti-drug groups.[2]

Notable contributors[edit]

Lot's Wife is put together through a collaborative effort by students from the Monash Clayton Campus. Some past editors and contributors to Lot's Wife include:


  1. ^ MSA.monash.edu.au
  2. ^ Heraldsun.com.au
  3. ^ http://www.nationaltrust.org.au/nsw/NationalLivingTreasures
  4. ^ Arts.monash.edu.au
  5. ^ ABC.net
  6. ^ IMDb.com
  7. ^ Feinstein, Howard (1998-12-18). "The Rachel capers". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  8. ^ "Rolling Stone", Rolling Stone, Australia, March 1995 
  9. ^ ABC.net.au
  10. ^ Cshe.unimelb.edu.au
  11. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/profile/antonyloewenstein
  12. ^ ABC.net.au
  13. ^ http://www.nationaltrust.org.au/nsw/NationalLivingTreasures
  14. ^ Liv.asn.au
  15. ^ http://www2.abc.net.au/arts/soundsliketechno/
  16. ^ http://www.rrr.org.au/program/byte-into-it


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