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?

1 Comment 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

No 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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Film, Opinion

Frozen – Why can’t we Let It Go?

2 Comments 12 September 2014

Winter’s never looked so good since the Frozen avalanche hit cinemas last Christmas and mesmerised girls aged 2 to 22. Although it has been nearly a year since its release, 6 year olds are still vying to be Elsa in the playground while 15 year olds belt out Let It Go at the lockers. Every […]

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Music, Opinion

The F Word

No Comments 08 September 2014

“I’m not a feminist, but…” You’ve heard it before. Probably without thinking much of it. The disassociation from an age-old human rights movement that has to occur before a person announces their stance on gender equality. While they consider themselves to be an advocate for social justice, they would never want to be accused of […]

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Film, Opinion, Television

Live Hard, Die Hard

1 Comment 08 September 2014

Celebrities seem to have everything – wealth, power and popularity. But in a world where many of our favourite celebrities die we are left wondering, “Why do their perfect lives end with such bitter tragedies?” Does it ever strike you odd that so many celebrities die young? Think about it, have you ever heard of […]

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Opinion

Happiness Happens

No Comments 04 September 2014

On the 20th of March 2014, the United Nations declared this day as the national day of happiness, to recognize the relevance of happiness and wellbeing as a universal goal. In recognition of the fundamental importance of happiness to the human condition, this month’s magazine focus will be on ‘Happiness Happens’. Furthermore, what a perfect […]

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Opinion

The VCE (Hunger) Games

No 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?

1 Comment 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

No 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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