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WHAT WE WANT!

December 1, 2014

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The Banyule Youth Summit “My name is Jessica and my nickname is Jesse, with an –e, not an –ie like most girls. You can blame my mum for that, she did this to teach me how important it is to overcome gender standards.” Young but not naïve, these girls understand the reality of being a […]

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NICKI MINAJ, YOU’VE GOT IT ALL WRONG

October 28, 2014

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I couldn’t believe my ears when I first heard Nicki Minaj’s new song, Anaconda. In 4 minutes and 50 seconds the song leaves little to the imagination whilst embracing one body size and shaming the other. If you haven’t already heard the song, have a guess what the following lyrics imply. My anaconda don’t My […]

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THE PERFECT BIG BROTHER HOUSEMATE

October 12, 2014

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Just a few weeks into the new season of Big Brother and the show is already copping the same criticism it receives every year. Critics claim that there is little variety in the selection of housemates, resulting in an inaccurate portrayal of Australian society. Hundreds of thousands of people auditioned to become one of eleven seasons […]

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PROTECTING THE APOSTROPHE

April 10, 2014

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English language lovers are currently at war with local councils in Britain as they try to protect our favourite punctuation mark, the apostrophe. Cities in Britain are changing the names of some of their streets through the omission of apostrophes in the hope that it will avoid potential confusion, for example when typing the name […]

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TV’S FINEST FIVE

March 22, 2014

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My favourite uni student perk is undoubtedly the lengthy holidays. It gives you the free time to work, socialise, catch up on sleep and most importantly, watch a copious amount of guilt-free television. Now that my four months of holidays have come to an end, I’m proud to say that I’ve come out the other […]

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THE MAN BEHIND THE NEWS DESK

February 20, 2014

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Channel Seven newsreader, Peter Mitchell, talks family, journalism and what he believes really got him his first gig in the media, with Joely Mitchell In 1987, then Channel Nine newsreader, Peter Mitchell, would never have guessed that in 26 years time he’d be the face of his own network’s biggest rival. “I’d been at Channel […]

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BANYULE 100 – AMMA BOAKYE

January 22, 2014

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Born and raised in Australia, Amma Boakye’s upbringing was no different to the majority of teenagers her age. Although a trip to Ghana with her family in 2002 completely changed Amma’s perspective of the world. As we sat down for an interview, the seventeen year-old Loyola College student described what the current situation in Ghana […]

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HOW MANY OF YOUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS DO YOU REALLY KNOW?

December 24, 2013

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I still remember the first day that I got Facebook. Funnily enough it was my aunty who pressured me into getting it. “Okay, I’ll join this weird website thing,” I told her. I hesitantly made an account, chose a photo to make my display picture, and added people to be my friends. For the first […]

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