Words by Kleoniki Cruse Art by Ty Foley
At the end of last semester, I wrote a research essay about how free speech in Western democracies is not a concept available to minorities and yet is allowed to be exercised freely by majorities.
Words by Thiamando Pavlidis Art by Qianjia Lin
For a country that was once a big hot jail for people who stole bread, Australia sure has some crazy stories. Because of our questionable past, some of our history sounds made up. Sometimes it’s even impossible to distinguish between fact and fiction. See if you can figure out what’s true and what’s false!
Words by Ragina Hong
When I was a kid, one of the most frequently asked questions I would receive was, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” 21 years on, I still ask myself that same question. It’s also one of my favourite conversational topics at dinner tables whether people are seven, 17, or 76. For many of us, the great Australian dream may be to own your own home, have a loving partner to share it with, and kids running around the backyard drinking Up-n-Go’s (at least that’s what ads keep telling us). The ‘dream’ has us working Monday to Friday, nine to five. Whilst that is a noble pursuit, surely the modern university student dreams of something a bit bigger or at least a little different? Tasked with turning my pure-hearted curiosity to something productive, I set off to interview a few people around me about what their dreams for the future were…
Words by James WF Roberts Art by Liam Grant
From a male’s point of view, I do not understand how sensitive men have become. I do not understand the backlash against the Gillette ad and I don’t understand why so many men, are threatened by a gentle progressive turn towards inclusivity, or even by having more women and minorities in positions of power in films and TV shows.