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…

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…

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…

New York: A Traveller’s Guide

New York: A Traveller’s Guide Writer: Larissa Werbiuk New York, ‘the city that never sleeps’, is full of new surprises and adventures at every turn. You can be casually window shopping through SOHO, then turn down a side street and find yourself in Chinatown or Little Italy. In Central Park, which is close to the…

Get Up, Get Active.

As Melbourne wakes from its icy slumber, and spring rolls around, many of us are ready to shake of our winter blues and get active. Spring is a great time to get out of the house and try something new, so if you’re looking for some interesting new ways to get active in Melbourne’s west,…

Parking Problems

Writer: Larissa Werbiuk   Picture this – you wake up at 7 am, you’re lying in bed mentally abusing your alarm and dreading your 9 am lecture. Then suddenly, you remember it’s going to take at least ten minutes to find a car park at the VU Footscray Park campus. Doing the math, you know…

Dumpster Diving for Dinner

By Mia Robinson   In the last few years, sustainable living and environmental awareness have become less for the tree-hugging hippy and more of a global trend. It is now cool to care. But how far will those hoping to make a change actually go? In many circles dumpster diving, or ‘freeganism’, is becoming as…

Do Grades Reflect Intelligence?

Writer: Raquel Stevens   University students struggle to balance assignments and studying with their lifestyle and work. It is not only our ability to juggle these obligations that determines our final results, we are influenced by our genes and our past, as well as our current lifestyle. In every class, there are those who will…

Fashion Needs No Gender

Writer: Angela Hryc   Have you ever wondered what it would be like if both genders wore the same style of clothing? Well now, this has become a reality in the world of fashion as certain retailers and fashion designers are slowly introducing unisex and gender neutral fashion to their racks and collections. Gender neutral…

Migrant Nation: Josephine’s Story

Writer: Alexander Nuccio   Imagine you’re just eleven years old. Imagine your parents telling you that you’re about to move to another country. A country which you have no knowledge of. A country where no one speaks the same language as you. A country on the other side of the world. A country with opposite…

Anxiety Management

Writer: Ella Salome   Anxiety is a common foe for one in four Australians, according to Beyond Blue. Anxiety can strike at varying levels of intensity, in times of hardship or when everything in your life seems to be fine. Although anxiety is often considered less serious than depression, one can lead to the other,…