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A Shadow Pandemic: the hidden COVID-19 Crisis

As the world goes into lockdown, we’re all urging each other to “stay home!” But for many of us, those two words incite unimaginable fear and dread. As domestic violence cases are expected to surge in this time, how will an already overstretched and underfunded domestic violence service industry handle it? By Jill Tengco Forced […]

Wed9.00 (2019)

Cuddling for a Living

Professional cuddler, Amanda Souza, attempts to make the world a little less lonely. By Darshana Gupta Although cuddling may seem rather far fetched to make a career of, Amanda Souza has managed to do just that, spreading love and making the world a little happier.  With an academy dedicated to professional cuddling, this service, although […]

MDIA2003_19 MDIA2003_19_P2 Society Tues3.30 (2019)

The upper hand in the Upper House

Since 1988, no government has had a majority in the Upper House, meaning that the balance of power rests on minor party and independent members. In the wake of the recent state election, Jelena Zaric investigates the role and purpose in dynamic these representatives play. March’s state election saw the appointment of six minor party […]

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Are Women Being Kept From Academics? Professors From Major Universities Around the Globe Give Their Opinions

After a recent study uncovered that only 31.5% of UNSW senior academic professors are female, female professors from around the globe let their voices on the matter be heard. Women in academic positions from U.S., Australia, and China all weigh in differently on how to deal with the lack of female representation in academic professor […]

Culture Education MDIA2003_19 MDIA2003_19_P2 Tues3.30 (2019)

Cultures under threat: why language schools are struggling to survive

Halls once bursting with children are now empty as parents send their children elsewhere for their weekend learning. Language schools have stood their ground for decades in Australia but must now close due to a shortage of students, creating a barrier than extends beyond the confines of tradition and family life. “How do you say […]

MDIA2003_19 MDIA2003_19_P2 Wed11.30 (2019)

Caught on camera: Changing the conversation about Multiple Personality Disorders

by Anja Flamer-Caldera Young people with Dissociative Identity Disorder and other multiplicity conditions are taking to YouTube to show the world what their lives are really like. Aside from their portrayals in stylised Hollywood horror films, Dissociative Identity Disorder, or DID, and the medley of mental health conditions involving multiple personalities remain practically untouched by […]


Psychedelic Drugs To Improve Mental Illness Sufferers

Psilocybin is one of the key ingredients being used for the distribution of psychedelic therapy sessions “if you shut down all the freeways and highways, the brain has to make connections using other paths, its gotta take all the back streets” says Dr. Stephen Bright, the Vice President  from the Psychedelic Research In Science & […]


Move aside men! These women mean business.

Chantelle Rodrigues reports on the stories of two young, female entrepreneurs breaking the stereotypes of their male dominated industries. As the applause began to crescendo in the Dubai auditorium, she stood with her team, surprised, before the crowd, ‘utterly nervous’ and ‘ready to have a mini heart attack.’  She was buzzing with an overwhelming wave […]

MDIA2003_19 MDIA2003_19_P2 Wed9.00 (2019)

Men: The Silent Victims of Domestic Violence

By Reardon Palmer According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (‘ABS’), the rates of men experiencing domestic violence is rising each year but there is a concerning lack of services that are provided for male victims. “I am focused on providing more support to women and children escaping domestic violence.” This is what Prime Minister […]


Changing your mind, change your life

by Heibie Wai Aaryan Shah, a 17 years old boy born with Cerebral Palsy who finish his achievement with his disorders. Heibie Wai shares the story and the positives to people. A mountain climb journey is bustling with Aaryan Shah, his parents and supporters in the beautiful New South Wales snowy mountains, Mount Kosciuszko. In […]


Calligraphy – Ancient Art, Modern Faces

An individual sat motionless, staring at the blank page before him. The deafening silence of the basement studio was broken only when the brush first touched the paper. With perfect posture and unbroken concentration, his right hand moved in meticulous, swift motions to make art out of mere words. Mark Chan is a young calligrapher […]

MDIA2003_19 MDIA2003_19_P2 Wed9.00 (2019)

How Society is Failing Men in Abusive Relationships

By Michelle Sagredo Experts in the field agree that service-providers overlook the needs of male victims, despite an increase in men experiencing partner violence in the past decade. Greg Andresen, a Senior Researcher of the One in Three Campaign said, “Men reporting domestic violence are more likely than women to be disbelieved, ridiculed, misunderstood, have […]

MDIA2003_19 MDIA2003_19_P2 Wed11.30 (2019)

Have Facebook account, will travel – the social media trend supporting solo female travel

The support networks available through social media have seen the number of solo female travellers soar in the past five years. Globe-trotting has taken off among women in the era of social media. Having someone to go travelling with is no longer seen as a necessity when constant contact with family and friends via social […]

MDIA2003_19 Media Technology Wed9.00 (2019)

Government’s next call of duty – subsidising the Australian games industry.

Video games are played by 70% of Australians and are worth $3 billion to the economy, so why has the government refused to subsidise the industry? Representatives for the games industry have become fed up with the lack of government support and have pointed to the generous subsidies provided to the film and television industries.  […]

MDIA2003_19 MDIA2003_19_P2 Wed9.00 (2019)

iPads- The Teacher’s New Pet… Peeves!

By Abhati Tarkunde With primary schools letting kids bring their own devices, a teacher’s job now entails being the tech guy, putting extra efforts into strengthening students’ fine motor skills, checking browser history and even charging up devices! “Students are almost attached to their devices, like an extension of their limb! It’s like they actually […]

Friday10.00 (2019) MDIA2003_19

Is three-semester program is bad for the students?

The newly implemented three-semester system at UNSW has provoked strong sentiments from the majority of the students surveyed, some of them calling it dangerous for their future. By Aihua Dong. “It will affect the quality of teaching, it will put more pressure on the students, and many of us will not be able to work […]


Young artist, an ancient art form, and its young crisis

It is challenging for young artists in the ancient art field to break the stereotypes that only elderly people are interested in calligraphy and traditional paintings. Mark Chan is a 23 years old landscape architecture student at UNSW, and he is also the youngest members in the Chinese Calligraphy Association in Sydney. Mark Chan and […]

Course MDIA2003_19 Tutorials_2019 Wed11.30 (2019)

Kate Wilson: More Than Just A Little Person

Paralympian UNSW Student on hating automatic doors, dwarfism discrimination, the Rio Olympics, and just being you. Watch the video package here: Watch the additional video component here:

Friday10.00 (2019) MDIA2003_19

Inside the issue of low ​percentage of female academic professors in Australia and China.

(intended for Newsworthy) While the percentage of female academic professors appears to have increased in Australia and China, the number is still lower than 50%, and that raises some serious concerns about gender equality in universities. By Xuewei Zheng While Australia ranks 35thout of 200 countries on the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) gender gap analysis, […]

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If the trimester system is “trimonster” 

By Siyuan He The so-called “trimonster” came into being under the University of Technology Sydney (UTS)’s policy of reducing its traditional 14-week semester to 11 weeks and adding a summer semester. Another university, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has implemented trimesters in 2019. The move has been met with opposition. “Come on out and […]


Commuters still waiting in line for the 2019 light rail in 2022

Under construction since 2015, the NSW government’s Sydney CBD and South East Light Rail project deadline was originally early 2019. Completion has since been pushed to 2022, but commuters worry they’ll still be waiting. At 5:49am, an alarm rings in a dark bedroom in the Northern Sydney suburb of Whalan. Ashleigh Smith stirs for the […]

Lifestyle MDIA2003_19 Media Sport Tues3.30 (2019)

When life chooses a different path

By Zoe Cox In the moment that dual Olympian runner Eloise Wellings felt her whole world crash down around her, a chance encounter with poverty-stricken Ugandan runner, Julius Achon, taught Eloise that her athletic ability does not define her. A breathless and exhausted Eloise Wellings strides back and forth on a cross-trainer inside the injury […]