As a second-year journalism student, I’ve had my share of media and society-related theories. However, no scholar or great mind could have taught me what really goes on in the newsrooms as successfully as what I’ve seen in Melbourne over the past few weeks. As we all know, the Liberal government has obvious ties with Rupert … More The price of the truth
The recently announced Budget has inspired an uproar from Australians from all sectors of society. In the past week, there have been two major protests in every state capital, with thousands of people getting onto the street and showing Tony Abbott that they will NOT lie down and let him steamroll over their future. … More From the other side of the student rallies
The scrunchie. An obsolete item in today’s world of fashion. Even normcore, the style that makes the unfashionable fashionable, hasn’t adopted the scrunchie. Why? What’s so bad about the scrunchie? Here are its five traits. 1. The scrunchie never breaks. It’s more reliable than a normal hairtie – has your scrunchie ever snapped in half? … More Why do we hate the scrunchie?
Legs are all around me. Clacking high heels and work boots. Trousers and track pants and stockings and jeans, all scissoring their way toward me unseeingly. I am constantly moving around them, dodging feet. A man in a cap yells at an ATM, banging the wall beside it with his fist. Two tiny women, with … More A dog in the city
How did I end up here? I signalled frantically to my boyfriend from inside the automatic doors as the train slid away from the station, hoping he would decipher my hand movements as “Stay here”. His red hair, a beacon above the business-suited Japanese people around him, disappeared in the distance as the train chugged … More The train
I’ve had many conversations with friends following the general theme of “What did people do before the Internet?” How did people get around, how did they read the news, how did they get mail, how did they talk to their friends, how did they check their bank balance, how did they amuse themselves? There’s no … More The answer to what people did before the Internet
“It’s not worth it,” my housemate said. “Not worth what?” I asked. “Not worth trying to do work,” gesturing to my white blog page, absent of little black markings signifying my creativity and productivity. I haven’t been writing many posts lately, mainly due to the multiple uni assignments I have due soon. I’m not sure … More Worth it?