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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 & […]

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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 […]

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“Have you got x-ray vision into my kidneys?”: The untold stories of invisible illnesses

By Jessica Belzycki Global Rare Disease Day is an annual awareness event, so why don’t we hear more about it? Rare disease patients want Australians to know that even though they “suffer in silence”, they are here and they are hurting.   “It’s like an electric shock hitting your body that pulls out all your […]

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“Gaysians” in Crisis

By Maria Ekarista & Annabelle Cheung Reading fanfictions about your favourite gay ships, following queer-friendly accounts on Tumblr…  To certain young queers, this is the largest extent to which they can embrace their identity – through an online persona.  Although Australia is more progressive than much of the world in recognising LGBTQI+ rights, that does […]

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Diamond In The Rough: A local musician proving that success is more than just where you’re from.

By Luke Chaumont & Simran Borges How does a medical school dropout from Blacktown become sponsored by the world’s leading guitar brand? Eric Fortaleza tells Luke and Simran exactly how it happened for him. “When I got that [Fender] bass, immediately I wrote ‘get Fender endorsement,” Eric  Fortaleza says, as he reminisces on his early […]

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‘Mumble rap’: The word on the streets of hip-hop

By taking on the ‘skip-hop’ culture of Aussie rap, Lanstan went viral, now he talks to us about his inspiration and merging music styles in the digital age. by Sameera Pillai and Alex Molchanoff ‘Holden Commie got it locked down’, ‘Call up my boy he’s a tradie’ and ‘Going on a Maccas run’ are some […]

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“Gaysians” in Crisis

by Annabelle Cheung and Maria Ekarista Reading fanfictions about your favourite gay ships, following queer-friendly accounts on Tumblr…  To certain young queers, this is the largest extent to which they can embrace their identity – through an online persona. Although Australia is more progressive than much of the world in recognising LGBTQI+ rights, that does […]

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International students help prevent Chronic Kidney Disease in Sri Lankan village

By Violetta Katsaris & Sasika Jayasuriya After decades of suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKDU) in Galwaduwagama, Sri Lanka, a Reverse Osmosis (R.O) plant has been implemented by Impact Engineers to help provide clean water.  “This project is not something that will greatly benefit us [the adults as opposed to the children]. We have already been drinking this […]

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The Women of the Young Liberals

By Sanjana Jose and Faith Limantono From cyberbullying to female empowerment, Sanjana Jose and Faith Limantono reports on the diverse experiences of women in the Young Liberal Organisation. When chairing a Western Sydney University Liberal Club’s annual general meeting, Nicole Gangemi said she was “thrown” off stage when other members attempted to gain control. “They […]

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Cube of Truth: The changing shape of animal activism

The Aussie Farms scandal has re-ignited the decades long debate between farmers and animal activists, but has anything changed? According to animal activists, aggressive confrontation is a tactic of the past. Today, it’s all about peaceful actions. Sombre music echoes through the commercial centre of Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall on a drizzly Saturday afternoon. Images […]

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Diamond In The Rough: A local musician proving that success is more than just where you’re from.

How does a medical school dropout from Blacktown become sponsored by the world’s leading guitar brand? Eric Fortaleza tells Luke and Simran exactly how it happened for him.                   When I got that [Fender] bass, immediately I wrote ‘get Fender endorsement,” Eric                       Fortaleza says, as he reminisces on his early experiences as […]

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University Colleges and the Infamy of Sexual Misconduct

By Freya Cormack and Brandon Foo Anyone who has ever heard of, or stepped foot in a university college knows of the controversies and cultures that exist within them.  From the sexism, misogyny, hazing, and sexual assault stories; controversy is what many people have come to know and associate with these colleges.  “I thought it […]

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Aussie Spirit on the Rise

by David Bloom and Madeleine Burke Intended publication: NewsworthyAussie Spirit on the Rise With home grown ingredients, historical roots and flavours for all pallets, Australian Gin is fast becoming the drink of choice Australia has had a long and colourful history with alcohol, and as our different drinking habits have continually moulded the society around […]