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. Growing up, a lot of us dream of the day when we are free to commandeer a vehicle on our own. You grab the keys and head out, happy as the independent clam you are, only to realise that the whole of Melbourne apparently had the same idea. Suddenly, your life is a highway, but you do not want to ride this one all night long. The sea of red brake lights mess with your head and you start to question, has the Monash Freeway become your new home? Have you and the car seat become one? Will you need to forfeit your dignity and pee in the bushes? Before you commit public indecency or resign yourself to spiralling into existential contemplation, let’s see what (semi) productive alternatives can see us through the journey.  

Peak Hour Hacks

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. In under two hours from the CBD, the Mornington Peninsula is the perfect place for a quick weekend getaway that’ll have you home in time for that 9am lecture Monday morning.

Shut Up and Drive

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!

The Rivalry That Stops The Nation