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2016 BANYULE YOUTH SUMMIT

May 23, 2016

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High school students often find themselves stuck in an ‘in-between’ stage of life. On one hand, you’re forming political and social opinions every day—through the information you’re learning at school, online and in your social circles. But you’re still too young to vote in elections, and have your opinions and views heard loud and clear […]

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INSPIRED BY ABDI

December 22, 2015

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How one man changed the way I think about identity. He writes in big, blue scrawl—teacher’s handwriting—on the whiteboard, one word after the other. Somali. Survivor. Refugee. Australian. The classroom is musty, as most classrooms are, and the fluorescent lights are a little too bright for first thing on a Tuesday morning. However, we’re not […]

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BEWARE OF THE TROLLS

May 18, 2015

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Do you remember the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff? You know, three goats that want to cross the bridge to get to the meadow, but the troll who lives beneath the bridge won’t let them pass, and threatens to gobble them up? You’d be forgiven for thinking that trolls are simply the product […]

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REIGN

May 11, 2015

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The second in our series of reviews of TV shows that are So Bad it’s Good! There’s a new period drama on the block. Described as “Gossip Girl meets Game of Thrones”, Reign is the CW’s newest drama—and it’s sexier than anything teen T.V has seen before. It’s so bad that it’s good, and totally self-aware of […]

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FIFTY SHADES OF FICTION

April 13, 2015

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Valentines Day 2015 brought with it the usual flowers, chocolates, and the release of one of the most hotly anticipated films of the 21st century. Fifty Shades of Grey, the BDSM-filled romance flick, opened to record-breaking numbers at the box office, raking in more than $500 million globally, and claiming top spot as Universal studio’s […]

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RIDING THE WAVE

April 5, 2015

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Van Badham, writer for The Guardian and award winning playwright, talks feminism and young women with Sammi Taylor. There’s a new wave of feminists on the scene. They’re empowered by Taylor Swift and selfies. They’re passionate about gender equality, incredibly motivated to combat sexism and they’re already putting a few cracks in the glass ceiling. […]

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YEAR OF BALANCE

March 19, 2015

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Students and parents alike are experiencing the familiar feeling that comes with starting a new year of school. The Back-to-School sales (and their awful advertisement counterparts) have finally ceased, and the summer holidays seem like a distant memory. Most are still getting back into the swing of things, but for the Class of 2015, they’re […]

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PROCRASTINATION vs HIBERNATION

December 2, 2014

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5 Ways to Wait for Your ATAR There are less than two weeks til VCE results are released and the nail biting is set to begin. Waiting patiently for your score can be frustrating and make you incredibly anxious, so I’ve compiled a list of ways to pass the time til ATAR day. Veg out […]

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