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BANYULE 100 – NADEESHA FERNANDEZ

May 21, 2015

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  Overseas volunteering attracts a lot of criticism. It often centres on the dangers of volunteers landing in faraway villages with an exciting ‘whoosh’, only to shortly take off again in a puff of dust. Nadeesha Fernandez spent almost four months volunteering at the SOS Children’s Village in Piliyandala, Colombo District, Sri Lanka. She tells […]

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SKATEBOARDING IN TODAY’S SOCIETY

April 7, 2015

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Skateboarding it today’s society is unfair. I’m a 16 year old skateboarder and I experience abuse nearly every day when I skate. The skateboarder’s fake image these days is a drug taking – parent hating – street urchin. I have a group of friends that I go and skate with as much as I can […]

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CINEMAS WANT PATRONS TO “SHOW THEM THE MONEY”

November 2, 2014

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In a time when film piracy is at an all time high, the question being asked is how to stop this trend. Instead of going to the local cinemas to see the latest blockbuster, people tend to stay home and download it for free. Why? The answer most commonly heard is that going to the […]

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ANY PUBLICITY IS GOOD PUBLICITY

October 4, 2014

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Despite the drama off the ground, Essendon Football Club saw its greatest ever increase in raw memberships in 2013. The consequences for the club’s drug scandal in 2013 were immediate and damaging. The club was fined $2million, suffered the disappointment of being removed from the finals, lost a president, chief executive, draft picks and the […]

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IN ON THE ACT

August 19, 2014

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It’s a tradition older than Shakespeare: actors playing roles outside their physical limits. Men acting female roles on stage or Marlon Brando playing a Japanese man replete with imitation almond-shaped eyes or the caricature of blackface. It’s a tradition Luke Nelson wants to break. Nelson wants to see more actors with a disability playing characters […]

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THE AGE OF ANONYMITY

August 12, 2014

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  “I’ve never had so many friends; I’ve never felt so alone.” –Postsecret The digital age is among us, bringing with it unlimited sharing, anonymity and pseudonyms. The façades we create on our Facebook pages are stripped of all structural integrity and remain a flimsy projected image of our ideal self. We’re logged in, checked […]

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ON A MISSION

June 12, 2014

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Sometimes, trying to be heard can be like screaming underwater: you know you’re doing it, people can see your mouth moving but the words don’t come out properly and no-one can understand you. Or maybe you say something on Facebook; a really interesting issue-laden status update about a topic you’re really passionate about, but it […]

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TAKING IT TO THE STREETS

May 19, 2014

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Every Wednesday night a group of talented young men gather in a studio, come to practice their art form and create amazing pieces of work. But rather than using brushes or pencils, these guys have a different sort of medium in mind. Spray painting and street art are often only thought of as graffiti, the […]

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