July 6, 2016

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HOW MUCH STUDY IS TOO MUCH?

Studying. Yes, it’s hard work and yes, it’s a stress that we must endure in order to be successful, both in a future career and life in general. It’s an obvious fact that studying brings on stress. This stress is both a part of life and a good resilience builder. But, as I’m sure you’re […]

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July 6, 2016

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HOW TO BULLET JOURNAL

Going through school, many of us had planners and diaries thrown at us by teachers demanding we use them to record homework and due dates. The first time I was given a diary was in grade 5, and I used it to record my homework and what I was reading. Once I hit high school […]

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July 1, 2016

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HEAD INTO HEADSPACE FOR A WORLD OF SUPPORT

Last Friday marked the launch of ‘headspace’ Greensborough, a highly anticipated local addition to a number of centres now spanning Australia. The Greensborough centre forms a part of a comprehensive mental health foundation for young people. Greensborough service manager, Christine Denton, says, “headspace is a youth mental health service for young people aged 12 to […]

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June 30, 2016

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MEET THE LOCALS – FARTUN

The Truth of Islam There are about 1.6 billion people in the world that identify as Muslim. With such a large population, how is it possible that public perception of the religion and their followers is still so negative?  I am a young Muslim women, and I feel as though I am not accepted in […]

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June 29, 2016

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CAN YOU MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE?

It can be tough having your voice heard and taking part in meaningful action as a young person. Yet, despite this challenging reality, it is still very much possible. This is exactly the message that the inspiring guest speaker Thomas King, just 19-years-old, shared with everyone at the 2016 Banyule Youth Summit last month. He […]

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June 23, 2016

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7 TIPS TO HELP GET YOURSELF AN APPRENTICESHIP

Getting an apprenticeship is no easy feat. It takes a lot of dedication for an employer to commit to train you for the duration of your apprenticeship. I tried plenty of different avenues before I found my love for carpentry. I worked with a lot of different people, tried lots of different trades, and it […]

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June 14, 2016

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WHY I WANT MY FUTURE CHILDREN TO BEAR MY NAME

  Think that sexism is a thing of the past in Australia? Okay, picture this: a man and a woman are in a relationship and opt for the woman’s surname as their shared family name, also deciding that their children will be given her surname. If this sounds strange to you, it’s because it is. […]

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June 9, 2016

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MEET THE LOCALS – LILY

My name is Lily Kingbawl and I am a refugee girl from Myanmar/Burma. I arrived in Australia in 2010, and was shocked by how different everything was. Everything here amazes me, even small things like having street lights, which may not seem like a big deal, but in Burma I didn’t even have a candle […]

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