Opinion

The VCE (Hunger) Games

0 Comments 02 September 2014

Year 12, the quintessential time for stress, irregular sleeping patterns and exams. A time where you make big life decisions even though you still have to put your hand up to go to the toilet. Most would associate with Year 12 as a year to end it all and to enjoy it while they’re at […]

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Music, Opinion

Why Are Cultured Teens Missing Out On Live Music Events?

0 Comments 02 September 2014

You’re a teenager in high school. Like many people your age, you’re interested in music, and bands/artists play a sizable part in your life. One day you’re listening to the radio, and they announce that your favourite band will be touring Australia. You go straight to your laptop and search for tickets. You finally find […]

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Books & Words, Uncategorized

Series Review – Tales of the Otori

0 Comments 02 September 2014

If you’re one of the millions that idolise the Divergent series by Veronica Roth, or a faithful follower of The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Colins, which opened our eyes to a new world of tasteful Dystopian storytelling, or simply an avid book-o-phile whose nose is intent on snooping everyone’s favourite fives, then bingo, this […]

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Film, Opinion, Television, Uncategorized

The Disney Empire

0 Comments 02 September 2014

During the National Board of Review dinner in January, Meryl Streep stated that Disney was a ‘gender bigot’ and a racist. This has caused controversy and has many people divided. The Walt Disney Company is one of the largest corporations in the world and a leading producer of animation films. It has created over 1000 […]

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Opinion

Is Rolf Harris’ Art Guilty?

0 Comments 02 September 2014

“Objects are not bad themselves- it’s what you associate with them that gives them meaning.” (Guy Abrahams, 2014) Once well respected, now a public disgrace: Rolf Harris’ court case said it all. As a child entertainer and artist from the 1950s all the way up to 2011, no one could have suspected the true harm […]

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Fashion

Fashion: A Mind Of Its Own

0 Comments 02 September 2014

Fashion has individually defined us all. It is one of the few aspects of our lives that expresses such an extension of our personality that it has psychologically developed us to have different clothing likes and dislike based solely on our personality. It has such an incredible effect on onlookers to see different ways that […]

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Gaming

A Gamer’s Defence

0 Comments 18 July 2014

Corinne Wooden writes that it is a person’s actions that effect their decisions, not the video game. There are many fallacies tied to video games and video gamers as a community. Many people base these stereotypical views off hasty generalizations. These misconceptions occur when society is basing a broad conclusion on a small sample. Countless […]

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Audiobooks

Doctor Who Audio Drama Review: Cobwebs

0 Comments 18 July 2014

Big Finish Productions, a not-for-profit British company, gained the rights to all of Classic Doctor Who almost 15 years ago. They’ve been producing quality monthly full-cast audio dramas ever since (and have many other Doctor Who ranges such as The Companions Chronicles and Gallifrey) in the form of CDs or downloads, available for purchase from […]

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Books & Words, Music

Jenny Valentish talks music, writing and adolescence with Carly Stone

0 Comments 18 July 2014

Could you give us a quick summary of the novel? It’s set in the Australian music industry, mostly in Sydney, and it follows two teenage girls- they’re cousins, 17 years old, trying to get a record deal. Their aunt, who used to be a famous rock star in the 80’s, uses nepotism to get them […]

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Gaming

Telltale Round-Up

0 Comments 18 July 2014

Rarely does one discover a video game developer that hasn’t disappointed their fans with a sloppy or average video game at some time or another. Telltale Games is a company worth every amount of praise and applause they have consistently received, due to their highly esteemed video game quality. Two of the latest released Telltale […]

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