Music, Opinion, Special Events, Uncategorized

Kwave Festival 2014: Battle of the Fans Edition

0 Comments 01 December 2014

Brought to Korean culture lovers by SQ Entertainment, the Kwave Festival took place at Fed Square. It started at 12pm and boasted 8 hours of non stop kpop, with plenty of giveaways, dance battles, food stalls and performances.  The event kicked off with an opening speech from the City of Melbourne and from that, performances, battle of […]

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Art, Opinion

Art Beginnings

0 Comments 26 November 2014

Bring up street art, or graffiti (as it is better known), and you are sure to get a wide multitude of opinions and responses ranging from the strongly against to openly advocating. Sure, some really is just mindless scribble, but what about the important stuff; what’s the true meaning behind this “scribble”? To put the […]

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Comedy, Film

The Bad Movie Challenge  

1 Comment 26 November 2014

I, Maria Dunne, challenge you, the readers of Signal Express, to watch a bad movie. Go on… try it! Every year, The Razzies honour the worst cinematic achievements.  The Razzies show the worst of the worst. We cringe at these movies terrible storylines and abhorrent dialogue sequences and yet, there’s something appealing about these really […]

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Opinion, Social Media

Trying the “Anti-Facebook”

0 Comments 26 November 2014

Over the last few years, people of the world underwent a revolution in how they spoke to one another – due to the rise of social media such as Facebook and MySpace. Over these years, Facebook became the pivotal medium in this ‘revolution’ in terms of revenue, communication and culture.  In response, competition has sprouted […]

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Fashion, Opinion, Uncategorized

Outfitted With Judgement

0 Comments 26 November 2014

Unfortunately, it seems that as humans we are naturally predisposed to be judgmental. No matter how much we may try to avoid this tendency, no matter how open minded we think we are – we still end up judging other people (and often ourselves as well). The point is that it’s not something we can […]

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Film, Opinion, Uncategorized

A Film That Was Way Way Too Underappreciated

0 Comments 23 November 2014

The Way Way Back tells the story of one remarkable summer through the eyes of an awkward and insecure 14 year old boy named Duncan. Co-written and directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (both of whom play supporting roles in the film), this movie incorporates seamless cinematic techniques with screenplay that is equal parts […]

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Music, Opinion

Snow, Music and Passion

0 Comments 17 October 2014

After a long day hitting the slopes at Mt Hotham ski resort, there’s nothing better than going into the local bar for a cool drink and a live band. When I went in with my too-cool-20-something year old cousins the gig was just starting up. As the band started playing, we took our seats ready […]

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Opinion, Uncategorized

Our Misguided and Problematic Concepts of Gender

2 Comments 23 September 2014

Gender stereotypes surround us from the minute we’re born. From the most basic ‘pink for girls and blue for boys’, to the (extremely dated) assumption that the husband will most likely be the main money-earner of the family. There are so many of these stereotypes woven into the fabric of our society that we hardly […]

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Music, Opinion

Should Celebrities Be Able To Name And Shame?

0 Comments 23 September 2014

A few days ago I had the pleasure to go to a Kanye West concert. I had the ultimate privilege to be able to sit and listen to one of his famous rants. He said: “Tonight I ain’t gonna say your name out loud but I better see them emails in the morning apologising. You […]

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Exhibitions, Opinion, Uncategorized

Art for Modern Teens

0 Comments 23 September 2014

Many schools do some kind of discovery or enrichment program with at least one of their year levels, with the year level of choice being year 9. On one of these such programs, I was able to read one of the comments of one of my friends who attended the program with me. We had […]

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