Emerging Artist: Archie Konstantakis

Writer: Purdy Scuderi   What is the name of the course you are doing at VU and how far into it are you? The course that I’m studying at VU is a diploma of graphic design. It’s  always been my passion to design things that are creative and visually appealing. Ever since high school I…

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…

Student Writing Mentors

Writer: Shelly Payne   It’s mid-semester, and assignments are piling up. You can always tell when those due dates are close by with the amount of students who fill every corner of the library, making it impossible to find a place to sit. This time is stressful for all students; writing essay after essay is…

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,…

Love, Non-Monogamy and Vulnerability

Writer: Ella Salome   Emotional intensity and deep introspection are two qualities which seem to be inherently part of me. I thrive on relationships of all different kinds, I take energy from the people around me, and I like to connect with people on a level which perhaps doesn’t usually manifest itself so easily to…

Future Bay

Writer: Peter R Hancock Peter is studying a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing at VU Footscray Nicholson.

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…

Emerging Artist: Daniel Augoustakis

Interviewer: Sarah Sordelli Photography: Daniel Augoustakis My name is Daniel, and I’m a multidiscipline graphic designer and artist. Art has been a strong passion of mine, and it will forever be a part of me. Generating artwork and providing graphic design services has allowed me to move forward towards achieving my personal goals. I love…

Fighting a Losing Battle

Writer: Glenn Corva Photographer: Anonymous We have a lot to thank the 60s for. A decade that we now take for granted, the 60s was the starting point for the contemporary notion of accepting multiculturalism, and rejecting racism, in today’s modern world. The public protests of the 60s were a battleground, and people were fighting…

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…

Fallout 4: Review

Writer: Brendan Gallagher Image: Public Domain AVAILABLE PLATFORMS: PLAYSTATION 4, XBOX ONE, PC The general consensus among gamers around the world is that Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic action RPG Fallout 4 is one of the greatest games ever made, and there’s a good reason for that. Whether it’s the masterful storytelling based off of important moral choices,…