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…

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…

Seen, Not Heard: Six Podcast To Diversify Your Summer Listening

Writer: Jai Moore I like podcasts. I listen to them while I’m cleaning my room, commuting to class, or on the occasional long walk. They keep my mind active and entertained while my hands are busy. The voices of presenters I listen to regularly bubble along in my earbuds like the chatter of an old…

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…

Back to the Grind

Writer: Nicole Haddad   Making my way to university after a long break, I noticed that the world around me was dull. It bellowed with dullness and I responded with the decision to colour it. How else but to start with a coffee? I made my way through campus to the Reading Room Café. “A…

Sleepless

Writer Jeffrey Bishara   They say sleep is the cousin of death –I’m not sure who they are –but how much do we really know about the effects of sleep deprivation? Not much is known about sleep, let alone sleeping disorders. There can be severe consequences for uneducated sleepless beings; fatal car accidents, low cognitive…

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…

Bears: The Unsung Heroes of the Body Positive Movement

Writer: Jason Lie Image: That beautiful light: Fulsom Street Fair, San Francisco (2012). ©2012 torbakhopper, courtesy of flickr. While conversations about body image tend to focus on cis women, women who are assigned female at birth, the issue certainly affects a wider range of people. In 2015, clothing retailer, Target hired its first plus-size male model…

Beyoncé Loves My Blackness and Yours

Writer: Sara Amare Image attribution: Beyoncé performing at her Formation World Tour ©2016 Rocbeyonce, courtesy of Wikimedia. On the forefront, Lemonade is a personal journey that captures the phases in a relationship after it’s been stained by infidelity; however, beneath that is a body of work dedicated to the emotional liberation of black women. The album opens…

Online VS In-Store Shopping

Writer: Angela Hryc   When it comes to shopping, we usually think of large shopping complexes and shopping centres that contain endless amounts of retail stores for us to choose from. For many years, shopping in-store has been the only way to purchase a product or service including clothing, shoes, accessories, electronics, groceries, etc. But…