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Dictionary Definition

farrago n : a motley assortment of things [syn: odds and ends, oddments, melange, ragbag, hodgepodge, mishmash, mingle-mangle, hotchpotch, omnium-gatherum] [also: farragoes (pl)]

Extensive Definition

First published in 1925, Farrago is the University of Melbourne student newspaper. Farrago is published by the Melbourne University Student Union.

Name

The term "farrago" means a confused variety of miscellaneous things.
The name is included in the motto Quidquid agunt nomines nosti farrago libello est — whatever men do forms the motley subject of our page.

Organisation

Up to four editors are elected annually and hold the shared title of Media Officer in the University of Melbourne Student Union, with the Union Secretary being the legally defined publisher. The editorship has been highly politicised in the past, and election campaigns are vigorous. Archives of Farrago are available at the Student Union's Rowden White Library and in the basement of the Bailleu Library on campus.
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