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GEN Y – OUT AND PROUD!

November 21, 2013

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I was having a conversation with a friend when she mentioned her colleague who recently broke up with “his partner, Jason”. I immediately thought to myself, “oh he’s gay”, but thankfully refrained from seeking clarification. On my way home, I couldn’t help but be really disappointed in myself. Why did I think that? Why was […]

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OUR PICK – NOWHERE BOYS

November 7, 2013

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The new ABC3 program, Nowhere Boys, is premiering tonight and it’s quite close to home for us Banyule residents. The show has been filmed on Were Street in Montmorency, the Greensborough Skate Park, Montmorency Primary School and Greensborough Secondary College. So if you recognise any local landmarks, you’re not going crazy. There’s the sporty one, […]

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GETTING YOUR LICENSE – THE KEY TO HAPPINESS

October 30, 2013

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I come bearing good news. I’ve found something that can increase anybody’s happiness levels by approximately 36.8%- getting your license. Anybody who is thinking, “easier said than done” is rightfully sceptical. It may be one of the most satisfying achievements, but it’s also one of the most difficult feats to accomplish. So seeing as though […]

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WE’RE THE MILLERS

September 18, 2013

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WHEN DID BEING AN 18YO VIRGIN BECOME UNCOOL? I saw the film, We’re the Millers  today for the second time (if you haven’t already seen it, make sure you do, it’s hilarious). Surprisingly enough, it wasn’t Jennifer Aniston stripping or Emma Roberts’ swearing that I found most controversial, it was the film’s promotional posters. The poster […]

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MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT

September 4, 2013

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My aunty told me yesterday that she was going to draw a piece of the male anatomy on her ballot paper because she refused to vote for any of the major parties. It made me wonder how many Australians would be ‘donkey voting’ on September 7 and most importantly, why. As a first time voter, […]

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THE TRUTH ABOUT HOMELESSNESS

August 8, 2013

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  Homelessness- The state or condition of having no home It’s a pretty simple definition, but such a complex issue. Let me enlighten you on the hidden problem of homelessness- WHO is homeless. It’s pretty easy to imagine a stereotypical homeless person; I can predict that you’re all imagining a scruffy homeless man like those […]

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THE TRUTH ABOUT ORGAN DONATION

May 1, 2013

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“Hey Pete, how’s your pancreas goin’?” “Good thanks Max, but my liver is functioning especially well today!” We have become a society so focused on the present that the inevitability of death is blatantly ignored. Although the reasoning behind this is rational, why discuss something so personal, intimidating and depressing, when we could discuss happier, […]

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SURVIVING VCE

March 1, 2013

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People will attempt to put your mind at ease about the build up towards year 12, but unfortunately, it will do the opposite. As a wide-eyed year 11 student, my orientation for the following year was carried out on a ‘study camp’ at Phillip Island. Presumptions that a typical school camp would occur were immediately […]

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