Time is Money

Written by: Lola Alberts A little word of advice for everybody shrugging off their first semester units; failing to complete your coursework and receive a passing grade has bigger repercussions than you may realise. Every unit you take at Victoria University costs approximately $1,815. Generally, the government will pay $755 of that amount and expect…

Things That Do Not Belong To Us

Writer: Magan Magan   My body. Your mother. My father. Stillness. Love.   The landscape of my body is rash— quick to fill me with foul things. My father’s version of love is in between my fingers; completely invisible.   I can rewrite this poem but I cannot make her hold you, or tell you…

Down With Group Assignments

Writer: Ronna Su’a   Working in a team is going to be an inevitable factor we will all have to face throughout our lifetime – especially within our careers.   Among university students, completing assignments by means of group work – typically with around three other students – causes more chaos than you think. Understandably,…

Gendered Jobs

Writer: Raquel Stevens   Society’s contribution to the gender divide in careers should not be understated. Many of us use phrases which perpetuate the stereotyping of careers to one gender. The military are called ‘our boys’, office staff are referred to as ‘the girls in the office’ and cashiers are known as ‘checkout chicks’. Not…

Jessie and the Threads

Writer: Anna Brasier   Hyde’s editor in chief, Anna Brasier, participated in the Threads of Footscray community project with needlepoint artist, Jessie Deane, and discovered a world of colour within industrial aesthetics. Jessie creates large-scale needlepoint works of the inner west, and her artwork reveals the often unseen and ignored beauty of our urban and…

Melbourne, The Burger Capital

Writer: Jessica Karevski   The humble burger was once reserved as a special treat from your local fast food restaurant. However, it has now received a facelift, with multiple burger enthusiasts in Melbourne re-creating an all time favourite. Whether it be a late night feed, a midday snack or just a way to curb those…

Schizophrenia

Writer: Tegan Dawson My heart pounded to the beat of the helicopter as it passed over my house in the dead of night. Throwing off my doona, I sped along the polished hardwood floors. I slammed into the laundry door, forcing it open. Scrambling on top of the washing machine, my feet barely touched the…

Congestion

Writer: Raquel Stevens Photographer: Daniel Bowen There is no breathing room. Everyone is standing forward in the direction we are moving. I wouldn’t know if the six people right next to me picked my pocket. If they did, they couldn’t get far. The man directly in front of me has a large bag, which I…

An Artistic End

Writer: Jake Addams Photographer: Ron Frazier   When the news of David Bowie’s passing broke, I was eating chicken schnitzel and scrolling through Twitter. A succinct death announcement had been posted on Bowie’s official Facebook page just minutes earlier. Someone had linked to it with a series of question and exclamation marks that encapsulated the initial…

Human Trafficking

Writer: Louise Purcell   For the adventurous first world types finding themselves on a humbling journey through the slums of India, or the working class Australians maximising their cash on the Indonesian coastline, it is hard to ignore the poverty stricken pathways. Small children begging past their bedtimes, youths born into an underground world where…

What Pride Means To Us

Writer: Olivia Bentley Photographer: Jessica Hopkins Recently, VU Pride and the VU Arts Society collaborated to hold a an art competition, asking artists, photographers and writers what pride meant to them. This photograph, accompanied by the below piece of writing, was the winning entry. Congratulations Jessica Hopkins and Olivia Bentley! The definition of pride is…