James Patrick: King of the Dots

My first encounter with Sydney-based artist James Patrick was during his ‘Sketches of A Bitter Man’  leggings live art piece for Black Milk Clothing in January. Enclosed in a partition, he sat hunched on his stool in a bustling corridor in World Square, with his paper mounted on an easel, headphones in, eyes intensely locked on the […]

Grassroots Art Market Returns to The Capital

This weekend the This is Art Market makes a return to the Yarralumla Woolshed to show off the best local artists the ACT and surrounding regions have to offer. After successful events in both Grafton and Canberra last year,  this ‘new vibe’ art market is making its third return to Canberra with a focus on affordable one-of-a-kind […]

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NBA MVP race a close contest

NBA MVP race a close contest

With last year’s NBA MVP winner Kevin Durant having a season disrupted heavily by injury, the door has opened for other players to step up in an attempt to take out the award. Stephen Curry and James Harden have largely dominated the debate with impressive late runs by LeBron James and Russell Westbrook earning them […]

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Wet Dreamz – Song Review

Ever told a girl you were a freak in the sheets but you were actually a virgin? Then Wet Dreamz is the song for you. Rap or hip-hop may not be your usual taste in music, but with its cute and relatable storyline Wet Dreamz is a song anyone will enjoy.  The song is the third track featured on […]

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Capital Yarns – Q&A

Capital Yarns is a project by Canberra lawyer, Sean Costello. The website allows the public to suggest 3 random things and Costello weaves them into a story set right here in our nations capital. I spoke with him about the project and his recent book release. Anja Kokkonen: How did you come up with the idea […]

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The Beard Album – Review

The Beard Album – Review

The Beard Album is the fourth album from the pro-bearded propaganda band, The Beards. Hailing from Adelaide, the band is back and just as bristly as before. Released in 2014, the album follows the theme of their last three albums by containing songs purely about beards. Each album is an ode to facial hair and as […]

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Healthy Eating – on a student budget!

Healthy Eating – on a student budget!

It’s week nine – the leaves are beginning to brown, lecture attendance has dropped by half, and the unthinkable has happened – you’re finally sick of having Maccas for dinner. While pizza or McDonald’s might be the cheaper and easier option for dinner, it’s also not very good for you – so here are my […]

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Technology Taking Over Local Schools

The Bring Your Own Device policy has swept across thousands of schools in Australia since it was first introduced 12 months ago. Schools in North America, Europe and New Zealand have tried the program with great success, and now the policy is gaining a stronger foothold in the local region. Karabar High is among the […]

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Getting Real About Illicit Drug Use at EDM Festivals

The electronic dance music (EDM) business, propelled by large scale music festivals, has grown to an estimated worth of $4.5 billion, […]

Queanbeyan Teenager to Jump at World Youth Athletics Championships

Queanbeyan teenager Andrea Thompson has leapt into the Australian Youth Athletics team that will attend the World Youth Athletics Championships […]

Top 10 Apps All Uni Students Need

With the second half of the semester approaching, many students have started to feel the stress of academic pressure. Students […]

Should Australian Aid be lending a helping hand to Vanuatu?

Vanuatu was devastated last month by Tropical Cyclone Pam, but fortunately the island nation has received assistance from organisations the […]

The Highs and Lows of Election Day

Porridge is the best start to a day. That’s Labor candidate for Monaro, Steve Whan’s, secret breakfast on days when […]

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly (Music Review)

Nestled in the liner notes of Butterfly is a black and white photo of Kendrick Lamar cradling a baby as […]

England’s 2015 World Cup Debacle – What the Internet Says

The 2015 Cricket World Cup knockout stage gets underway this week, but even before the first ball was bowled, shockwaves […]