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FANTASTIC BEASTS – SNAPPY JAWS AND SWANKY AMERICAN ACCENTS

December 12, 2016

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I had high expectations Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them directed by David Yates who is a veteran director of the Harry Potter productions. I wanted this film to become another cornerstone of my childhood. It starts with Newt Scamander visits 1920s New York City on a mission for some of many hundreds of […]

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HEADSPACE

December 1, 2016

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The Greensborough Headspace headquarters is tucked away on the promenade near the WaterMarc centre. I’m greeted by the Headspace Greensborough’s Community Engagement Practitioner, Liz Wyndham. We enter an open, sunlit room filled enough colourful cushions to please any Melbourne hipster.  The positive vibe this place has is mind-blowing. We chat about mental health, stigma, and […]

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THE KARDASHIAN MENTALITY

May 16, 2016

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I’ll admit this much: I’ve never watched an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. I’ve seen promos, images, read reviews, heard recaps- but I’ve never watched a full episode from start to finish. Mainly because the only way I’d be able to access it is by streaming it via a seedy website- and my […]

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THE CHEMICAL THING

March 14, 2016

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As I begin writing this, it is Valentine’s Day. My immediate surroundings on every social media platform are saturated with puppies cuddling or kanoodling (yep, according to good ol’ urbandictionary.com, that’s an actual word that has wormed its way into pop culture) as well as Chocolates and Roses 101. I like chocolate. I like puppies. […]

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RETHINKING AUSTRALIA

February 9, 2016

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Aboriginal People Respond To "Australia Day".

Posted by BuzzFeed Oz on Sunday, January 24, 2016

For many of us, Australia Day entails a barbeque with family and friends, beer, a game of football. A relaxed, sociable day which helps to define “Aussie” culture- and give it its rightful appeal. January 26th is a day when we are all happy to delve into the quintessential Aussie stereotypes that we usually like […]

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SWEET DAMAGE

January 22, 2016

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Sweet Damage, published in 2013, is the psychological thriller/horror novel that makes Rebecca James one of the most coveted writers in 52 countries worldwide. The novel delves into the daily life of a young surfer, Tim Ellison, who moves into a wealthy estate in Fairview, Sydney. His housemate, Anna London, suffers from agrophobia; meaning that […]

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