Photos by Hannah Guyer
Category: Melbourne Edition
Voices of Melbourne
Words by Kleo Cruse Art by Joelle Thomas
First and second generation Melburnians from around the globe have a lot in common.
Tale of Two Cities
Words by Elizabeth Seychell
As someone who’s lived in Melbourne their entire life, I can’t imagine ‘home’ being called by any other name.
City of Snobs
Words by Elizabeth Narwastu Art by Rebekah Rose
Never in my life did I think that coffee and avocados would be symbols of higher social status. That is until I moved to Melbourne.
From Our Table, To Yours
Words by Caitlyn Mcmahon Art by Kelly Zheng
In a culinary smackdown, Melbourne would take the cake as the creative and humble foodies’ paradise.
PTV more like Pretend Timetables Victoria
Words by Ruby Ellam Art by Chloe Papas
How many times have you ran for the train at the last possible moment in order to make it to your class on time before you see it’s delayed, or better yet, suspended? It may as well be flipping you off because it sure feels like it.
Protect Land, Protect History
Words by Tess Astle
The destruction of France’s Notre-Dame cathedral is devastating. But so is the destruction of Indigenous sacred sites. In Australia, this happens all the time, usually for the purposes of mining or the development of highways.
You Are Where You Live
Words by Hannah Schauder Art by Angharad Neal-Williams
We all know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But what about judging people by their postcode?
Peak Hour Hacks
Words by Sarah Hillman Art by Serena Ang
Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimised by peak hour traffic. I mean, let’s face it guys…she’s a bitch.
Words by Khoo Wei Shawn Art by Soda
Words by Ragina Hong Art by Victoria Mangano
To all those trying to make Melbourne their new home,
No Moolah in Melbourne
Words by Maggie Zhou Art by Xiaoyang Pei
A $10 croissant. I brought a $10 croissant without batting an eyelid. That was the final (plastic-free) straw for me.
A Chat with Approachable Members of Your Local Community and The Grogans.
Words by Elias Mussali Art by Marissa Hor
Melbourne is a vibrant and lively city of music. Any night of the week, quality live music is never too far away. Whether you like folk, indie or heavy metal, our venues have you covered. To get a better grasp on the mecca of music, I had a chat with two major Melbourne bands.
… A Chat with Approachable Members of Your Local Community and The Grogans.
Shut Up and Drive
Words by Tiffany Forbes Art by Sarah Mackey
If uni has you skulling coffee like it’s water, and has your bags under your eyes screaming “help me”, you’re probably in need of a well-earned break.
The Rivalry That Stops The Nation
Words by Emily Burkhardt Art by Gabby Parish
There are those rivalries that will go down in history as absolute GOATs (Greatest of All Time for all my acronym illiterates out there). Coke versus Pepsi, Star Wars versus Star Trek, an English breakfast versus a Continental breakfast. Alongside these pop culture tensions are the rivalries that emerge between cities. From Moscow and St Petersburg, to Barcelona and Madrid, Australia’s own Melbourne versus Sydney seems to be one of the more infamous. According to the rest of the world, this battle between Oz’s two biggest cities has gotten a little bit out of control!
Words by Tess Astle Art by Kea Tokley-Higgs
While my brother played footy, I made daisy chains on the sidelines. While the boys at school kicked the ball, the girls dangled from monkey bars. They played Jack in the Pack while we did cartwheels. No ever told us we couldn’t play footy but no one ever told us we could either. I always wanted to play but the only way was to join the boys’ team and be the token tomboy. So instead I choose (and loved) basketball and became a Fremantle fan for life.
Jack of All Trades
Words by Isabelle Knot Art by Liam Grant
I’ve worked more jobs than the average student; anything and everything from deli chick, administrative assistant, freelance writer to pyjama store sales assistant. I’ve even tried my luck helping frustrated iOS users at the infamous genius bar!
I was constantly exhausted trying to balance work, life and my university commitments which often came at the detriment of my mental health. It wasn’t until a throw-away joke made by my mum that I considered something a bit more unconventional, a job where I could call all the shots and do so from my own home.
Shop Ya Local
Words by Sarah Petty Art by Griea Taylor
Although I have always been fond of the inexpensive jeans at Zara or the cosy jumpers I can find at H&M, there’s just something about walking into a one-of-a-kind shop and finding something truly unique. Whether you are looking for vintage clothes, cool gifts or simply are searching for new brands, pursuing stores beyond the big brands maybe what you’re after. Melbourne holds a treasure trove of independent stores, you just need to know where to look.
The ‘Burbs are Back
Words by Caitlin Johnston Art by Finn Astle
When you think Melbourne you generally think inner-city laneways, coffee carts in every nook and heritage buildings that hide our trendy bars and niche art galleries. But are Melbourne’s outer suburbs getting pushed out of the limelight? Whether you find yourself somewhere in the suburban north, south, east or west, here are some hidden gems for you to check out.
All The Rage
Words by Samantha Pillios Art by Nick Manton
Festivals are usually all fun and games but sometimes the politics can be a hard pill to swallow
Words by Georgia Cameron Art by Ty Foley
Did you know that there is a graveyard of bodies underneath the carpark of Queen Vic market? If that hasn’t already spooked you away then get ready; we’re about to jump into the kookiest parts of Melbourne.