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“Without penalty rates, we are being asked to do everything while getting a further kick in the teeth.”

Students face pay cuts: what the recent penalty rate cuts mean for students

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  • Interview: Sami Shah Sami Shah was the first person in Pakistan to perform a one-hour stand-up comedy show. Incredibly, it was Sami’s first time doing stand-up. “If it had of gone badly, I would never have done it again,” Sami says. We’re all blessed that his Pakistani audience took such a shining to him. A remarkable tale of […]
  • Interview: Susie Youssef Near crippling anxiety isn’t usually a trait many would ascribe to a successful comedian.
  • Interview: Sam Taunton Last time he was at UniMelb a sausage was thrown at him from a BBQ adjacent to the stage where he was preforming a stand-up gig on North Court.
  • Review: Ken’s Quest Cher Chidzey’s novel, Kens Quest, takes the reader on a journey with Ken, a Chinese immigrant who travels to Australia to start a new life. The novel explores the challenges and trials that come with migration through Ken’s struggle to obtain permanent residency due to his status as an ‘illegal’ immigrant. The novel explores the ways people from different cultures […]
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  • SCIENTOLOGY 101 Visiting Melbourne’s Church of Scientology is like being trapped in a terrible PowerPoint. Forced to endure a series of gaudy videos, inspirational quotes and strange hovering symbols. You are shuffled along with alarming speed, when you just want to stop and take a closer look at the tacky mess that surrounds you. Then, you’re hurried […]
  • How To Lose A Bird In 10 Days On a few tiny islands off the coast of New Zealand, there lives a fat, flightless, and rare parrot called the kakapo. The kakapo is quite possibly one of the most ridiculous birds to ever exist, with Benedict Cumberbatch once describing it as “a bird that is as un-bird-like as it is possible for a […]
  • Not Queer Enough My first female kiss was an alcohol-induced blur, at a backyard party when I was sixteen, on a freedom-high from a recent breakup. Bottle of cheap, pre-mixed alcohol in one hand, I was hit with an astounding moment of clarity: I kind of really liked girls. But the next morning, I was overcome with a […]
  • Baroque Fever Melbourne’s own Federation Square has been labelled an eyesore, had calls for its demolition, and been named one of the world’s ugliest buildings – however, casting an eye over to Skopje’s latest major project reveals that the Macedonian capital may yet offer some serious competition for this rather dishonourable honour. The ruling Internal Macedonian Revolutionary […]
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  • Life in Parkville 1
  • The Boy In The Marigolds Every painstaking day, it gets a little harder to smother the abhorrent truths in my life. The dining room endures the scraping of plates, night after night, as I prod at the silent void between my parents. Pathetic attempts at small talk end in my father abruptly rising to announce he’ll be out back chopping […]
  • Red and White river deep and long and course and strong it travels down until it no longer does where one loses the will or gains it perspective decides between the poles river or rivers? branching across the surface intertwining in a form of integral, unavoidable dance it’s clear where the river used to flow from here and […]
  • No Secrets In This Reign There are no secrets in this reign No strength where there is power No corners for the stowaway In wet tunnels circling a flower A flower alongside trees in my eyes Which wept their last tears when mine had all dried They fought to keep the desert from coming Like a slippery dream, you’re eternally […]
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  • Berlin Nights We knew the mythology long before we arrived. Different. Cool. Alternative. Long has Berlin prided itself on being the home of subcultures, a place where alternative types can find their niche and wear it proudly. Add in a healthy dose of post-teen hedonism and an infamous clubbing scene, and it sounded like a perfect place […]
  • The Tourist Bubble During the mid-year break I made the spontaneous decision to take a solo overseas trip to Russia. As a history major, Russia provided me the same level of excitement as a weeklong pub crawl would for any regular 22-year-old. Interestingly, not everyone shared my enthusiasm. The response from my family and friends was one of […]
  • SCIENTOLOGY 101 Visiting Melbourne’s Church of Scientology is like being trapped in a terrible PowerPoint. Forced to endure a series of gaudy videos, inspirational quotes and strange hovering symbols. You are shuffled along with alarming speed, when you just want to stop and take a closer look at the tacky mess that surrounds you. Then, you’re hurried […]
  • How To Lose A Bird In 10 Days On a few tiny islands off the coast of New Zealand, there lives a fat, flightless, and rare parrot called the kakapo. The kakapo is quite possibly one of the most ridiculous birds to ever exist, with Benedict Cumberbatch once describing it as “a bird that is as un-bird-like as it is possible for a […]
  • Rage against the machine and/or dying of the light...

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  • "From a very young age, I understood the difference between good and bad." Go have a read of this wonderful piece titled The Boy in the Marigolds by Claudia Seers, link in bio. Graphics by Eloyse Mccall. 🌿🌻🌼
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