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 […]
The Real Househusbands of Australia
While the wives and girlfriends of male athletes (or WAGs, as they’re known) were once found splashed across the entertainment pages, there’s a new class rising – the husbands and boyfriends of Australian sportswomen… and they’re here to even the playing field. For the most part, Ben Fenlon is an average 24-year-old guy. He studies […]
Psychedelic Therapy: The New Answer for Mental Health
More than half a century after the prohibition of LSD and magic mushrooms, scientists around the world are hailing Psychedelic drugs as a new treatment for mental health issues. An increasing number of Australians are seeking out alternative forms of therapy to treat mental health, as the shortcomings of traditional anti-depressant medicines are leaving many […]
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Indigenous and proud of it
By embracing and exposing their heritage, indigenous entrepreneurs are progressively reaching new heights in the business sector despite a lack of funding from the Australian government. In a climate of increasing and widespread acceptance of their past, indigenous Australian entrepreneurs are prospering without sacrificing their cultural traditions. For entrepreneur Josie Alec, gaining knowledge […]
Street artists struggle with Sydney’s stingy walls
Members of a leading women’s street art collective talk about the significance of street art to the Sydney community and the issues that continue to stifle young talent. By Iain Salvador With a few flourishes of spray paint, an artist in nondescript blue overalls makes her mark on a black wall in a pub. Once […]
University Student to CEO: How Millenials are Using Instagram to Build their Businesses
Millenials are proving that the days of gruelling for a business degree are over – all you need is Instagram and the Internet. By: Mansib Ahmad The world in this very moment is rough, but young people are ensuring the future is progressive – so progressive, in fact, that anyone with a smartphone and Internet […]
Street Art in Sydney: Why should we care?
You’ve seen it on your commute to work or to university, hustling out of Redfern Station or walking down King Street. No matter who you are, street art demands to be noticed. But why should you care about it? Lotte Alexis Smith, Iresh Stella and Merindah Funnell are deep in the Sydney street art scene. […]
Get into Gear: What Sydneysiders Really Think About Bike Share Servic
Sarah MacDonald Bike share services have been the topic of debate lately following a string of incidents where bikes were left damaged or unreturned around Sydney. We took to the streets to find out whether Sydneysiders still support the initiative after the misuse of the services. “It’s a good idea in theory, but people […]
Do Sydney siders welcome more immigrants?
Immigration has never been a more contentious subject. With the world in crisis and many looking for refuge in developed countries, I stop and ask if Sydney locals welcome these refugees. “I say let them in! I don’t see how someone could deny desperate people safety, especially families with young kids…I love it here and […]
Why the Royal Commission into financial institutions happened according to everyday Australians
The Royal Commission into financial institutions has caused a frenzy amongst the Australian public. The news of the possible corruption of the big banks and financial institutions has created a worry amongst ordinary Australians. Many of these people have expressed their genuine concern in regards to why the situation reached the level of severity of […]
I Should’ve Known Something Wasn’t Right
A look into the reality of being an au pair. Written by Emily Van Arendonk. To most, the experience of being an au pair sounds like a dream. Traveling the world and seeing a more intimate side of culture in exchange for childcare and light housework. But, for some, this opportunity of a lifetime is […]
Sydney’s Thoughts on Marijuana Legalisation
With the United States of America slowly but surely legalising both the medical and recreational use of Marijuana it is questionably only a matter of time before Australia follows suit. I go into the streets of Sydney to find out what our public thinks Australia should do regarding the legalisation of ‘weed’. ‘I remember growing […]
Women reclaim their bodies, 150 metres at a time
The importance of freedom of speech has been a key message of anti-abortion campaigners, however, Camperdown lawyer Kirsty Gan notes it’s important to consider the differences in Australia’s laws compared to America. “I think it’s important to recall that Australia doesn’t have a US-style positive right to say whatever you like. Rather, the constitutional […]
Catholic Imagination, or Catholic Criticism?
By Miray Bakaroglu Heavenly Bodies and The Catholic Imagination, was this year’s theme for the Met Gala. The […]
IS BUYING COFFEE A WASTE OF MONEY?
BY CLARE M Buying coffee is a daily tradition for a lot of people, but rising living costs are leading many to question whether it’s money well spent. Some are saving by making their own at home, while others think the caffeine hit is worth every cent they pay. Evan Williams, a 19-year old retail […]
Cultural anxieties: Children want to learn their mother language, while parents continue to prioritise English
How a Sydney community school is reviving a language that is being shunned in its own motherland, and in the homes of the students themselves. By: Mansib Ahmad Can a language really be preserved by learning it for just three hours a week? You may say “yes, of course it can”. But what if […]
Red Carpet or Seeing Red? We asked Sydney’s youth for their opinion on the Catholic-inspired Met Gala
By Reena Mukherjee Mirielle Tamer, 19 (Maronite Catholic) said: “The use of Catholic icons was quite offensive, especially from the view of a Catholic. It crossed the line of reverence. However, it is something I expect would come out of Hollywood, due to the reputation Hollywood has to present very over-sexualised fashion.” […]
‘All’s wool that ends wool’ for the farmers exporting live sheep, but for the animals themselves, it’s far from a ‘ewe-topia’.
The exporting of live sheep is a divisive issue that has many caught between wanting Aussie farmers to make a living, and the ethical treatment of animals. The trade has sent 200 million animals to the Middle East in the past 30 years, and has killed two and a half million of them. In 2009 […]
The Curious Case of Kanye West
A big talking point recently has been public figures; to what extent do their political affiliations, and controversial claims, really shape public thought? At the centre of this most recently has been rapper Kanye West, and his public support of President Donald Trump. It has been polarising and shocking, and much debated. However, in order […]
Are you ready to let go of the wheel?
With the increasing number of driverless cars both entering the market and causing unmanned accidents, society remains conflicted on the future of the motor vehicle transport. Ben, 19-year-old Green Keeper from Parramatta: (They’re) “pretty dangerous I reckon, cause there’s no one in there haha.” Steven, 62-year-old Technical Officer at UNSW (Former Uber Driver) from Bondi: […]
Middle Ground: Tales of LGBTQ Christianity
by Isobel Knight ———————————————————————————————————————– PRESENTING THIS PIECE: This feature has intentionally been written with the visual experience of the reader in mind. The subheadings featured, in the ideal setting to experience this feature, would all contain self-contained segments that could be read in any order. The intention would be for the reader to click on […]
Driverless Cars take the Wheel
Phoebe Anderson z5116842 Has our obsession with progression taken a step to far? Driverless cars are the newest example of technology taking over, where everyday actions are replaced with the power of technology. No longer does man need to sit in the driver’s seat, science is taking the wheel. So far there have been mixed […]
By Venice Warner The deaths of 2400 sheep during live exports to the Middle East due to shocking conditions including overcrowding and lack of food and water, has divided public opinion over whether live exports should be banned. Nicole Binet, 50, a model from Balgowlah, said: “The export of live sheep should be banned, […]
Can LGBTQ Christians find a sense of belonging at church?
By Claire Thompson “I’m always going to be an anomaly and a bit odd. The strangest part is we are odd in both circles. We are odd in church circles and we are odd in queer circles. So we are kind of a friend of both but a friend of neither,” Joel Hollier, a same-sex […]