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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Culture Lifestyle MDIA2003_19 Society Sport Wed9.00 (2019)

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 […]

Friday10.00 (2019) MDIA2003_19

Morrison’s cap on immigration leaves international students concerned

With the Australian Federal Elections just around the corner, anxiety is running high amongst international students, with the outcome of the election determining their futures. What was once irrelevant, is now a deciding factor in the future of over 350 000 international university students and their families seeking permanent residency in Australia’s major cities. The […]

MDIA2003_19 Society Wed11.30 (2019)

Dissociative Identity Disorder Online– Heroes in Disguise

One body, thirty personalities, sat in front of a camera, with a lot to show. Through the internet, individuals are dismantling misconceptions of Dissociative Identity Disorder whilst educating the community about it. Eyelids drooping, voice softening, body rocking back and forth… If you did not know better, you would have thought this girl is falling […]

Friday10.00 (2019) MDIA2003_19 Uncategorized

“What did you say? Could you please repeat that?”: Why overseas-born Australians are undergoing accent modification.

Does it really matter if we have an accent? By Adelle Glance-Wilson Over 40% of Australians are born overseas, however an influx of overseas-born professionals are choosing to undergo accent modification training to sound ‘more Australian’. How much does it really matter if we have an accent? There are concerns that the way we speak, […]

MDIA2003_19 Wed11.30 (2019)

Do They Know What We Know: Taking a Peek on IB’s Volunteer Program

By Maria Ekarista Good intentions, money and the desire to help are the essential elements for voluntourism, yet does it creates more harm than good? Voluntourism, a term smashed together from volunteer and tourism, is a form of service where individuals contribute their time to participate in voluntary work overseas. For most schools in Australia, […]

MDIA2003_19 Tues3.30 (2019) Uncategorized

Becoming Monolingual, A Threat to Community Language Schools

Being bilingual is common in Australia, it’s an advantage. But slowly, people seem to be losing that skill. “I know that I definitely did not like going to Chinese school and I was always trying to make up excuses not to go…I remember cheating on dictation every week Everyone in Australia normally speaks English anyway… […]

MDIA2003_19 MDIA2003_19_P2 Wed11.30 (2019)

Vrooming towards the ‘pole position’: Redback racing

by Sameera Pillai A group of students have turned their hand to manufacturing and driving race cars, now they talk to us about the thrills and spills of emulating F1-style motorsports.  An assortment of university students, wearing black and red t-shirts, stand huddled together in front of a track, cheering for a team member who speeds past […]

MDIA2003_19 MDIA2003_19_P2 Wed11.30 (2019)

Rare diseases – they do exist, you know.

Rare Disease Day was on 28th February 2019. It commemorates those living with rare illnesses and disorders. Simran Borges spoke to four patients who described their challenges and experiences. “I was told it was all in my head… everyone said, ‘you’re crazy,” Kathleen Macdonald, a patient suffering from the rare disease, Fabry, said.   Rare […]