June 29, 2017

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WE NEED FEMINISM

In 2014, UN ambassador Emma Watson delivered a moving speech on gender equality. This speech has reached millions of people worldwide and the HeForShe website that was created alongside the speech has over a million signatures of men and women pledging to stand up for gender equality. The action Watson took has inspired many people […]

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May 23, 2017

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KONG: SKULL ISLAND

Since the captivating original hit cinemas in 1933, the tale of a giant ape wreaking havoc in New York City and climbing the Empire State Building with a pretty woman captured in hand has become well known and is back once more. Kong: Skull Island, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, glittering with an all star cast, […]

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May 22, 2017

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HUMOUR CAN’T DO IT ALL

The night I went to Hannah Gadsby’s ‘Nanette’ it was sold out. As a first time comedy festival goer, all I hoped for was a funny show to break up the routine of uni, work and internship. Though I did get this, Gadsby’s show delivered something unexpected. Rather than just tackling difficult subjects with humour, […]

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April 19, 2017

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TRUTH 4 YOUTH ATTENDS FIRST EVER VICTORIAN YOUTH SUMMIT

As part of the Truth 4 Youth team, I was very excited to attend the first ever Victorian Youth Summit, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday March 31st. We entered a room lined with floor-to-ceiling windows, with an expansive view overlooking the lush green oval that is Melbourne’s pride and joy. Around 400 young people were gathered and ready to share with the Victorian State government their views […]

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April 11, 2017

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THE BEAUTY OF BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

With spell-binding enchantments and a heartwarming story, Beauty and the Beast truly is a tale as old as time. In 2014, it was announced that the 1991 Disney classic Beauty and the Beast would be remade as a live action movie starring Emma Watson as Belle. As a big fan of the original movie, I […]

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April 5, 2017

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST REVIEW

Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a young, well-read French maiden who manages to thaw the heart of a selfish Prince. The Classic ‘Tale as Old as Time’ Song For all the new songs that infuse unnecessary cheesiness in the narrative, this song redeems the flashy, confused aural soundscape of the film. The […]

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February 27, 2017

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BANYULE 100 – HANNAH GANDY

When I meet 18 year old Hannah Gandy, I am immediately greeted by her friendly and confident nature. As I soon discover, she also happens to be a very remarkable person. Despite the challenges of her past, Hannah has achieved many incredible things. “Coming from a single-parent, low socio-economic status family of three children, my mum had to work […]

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February 27, 2017

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GOING CRUELTY-FREE

You too can help save the planet, one lentil burger at a time. I’ve been a vegetarian from the day I popped into the world. My mother was vegetarian and so naturally informed all of her kids about where meat comes from when we asked her. She first checked with a dietician at the Royal […]

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