Be a Man: speaking up about a silent killer

By Tori Heron Suicide is the biggest killer for men under 54 in Australia and research by one of the nation’s largest support services, Beyond Blue, suggests men are now more likely to suffer from a mental illness and not get help. The tough exterior has hardened the core of many Australian men, making talking […]

Girls kicking goals

By Libby Kimber As Canberra’s best female AFL players take to the field for the senior women’s grand final, the spotlight is on the national league and the controversy surrounding equal pay. Women’s AFL is kicking off nation-wide, with more and more women taking to the field every year. As the AFL prepares to launch […]

Life in Bloom – Floriade Festival 2016

By Lewis Haskew It’s Australia’s largest celebration of spring, the annual Floraide Flower Festival. The biggest festival of its kind in the southern hemisphere made its return this year for a month of flowers, performances and family fun at Commonwealth Park in Canberra. Now in its 29th year the festival has been faced with uncertainty […]

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I am a survivor

Maryanne (Marijanna) Garad “I was not lucky. Luck implies you didn’t fight. I am a survivor.” At a time of ongoing hostility towards refugees’ arrival in Australia, it is more important than ever to see the issue through the eyes of those deepest affected. Eliza Walker tells the story of a woman who emigrated from […]

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Review Hidden Figures

Review Hidden Figures

Based on the untold true story, Theodore Melfi’s 2016’s biographical drama Hidden Figures follows the journey of three highly intelligent female African American women as they become instrumental to the NASA space movement in the late sixties. Taraji P. Henson steals the show as Katherine Johnson who is the mathematical brains behind sending John Glen […]

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Steel Panther Album Review

I didn’t even have to read past the first track title of Goin’ In the Back Door (which is about exactly what you think it is) to know that this Steel Panther album wouldn’t let me down. Lower the Bar features more of the Michael Starr falsettos and crazily inappropriate lyrics that fans fell in […]

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The Great Loritz Circus

If you were driving around Belconnen during the Easter 2017 school holidays, you may have noticed a massive tent that had appeared opposite the Westfield on Emu Bank. Where there was once a vacant asphalt plain, stood The Loritz Circus. The show was loud and fast. Pyrotechnics kept the atmosphere heaving and I genuinely found myself worrying for the […]

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Akmal – Trial and Error Comedy Show

It’s Wednesday night at 8pm. A crowd of around 70 people have packed out the Canberra Theatre Centre’s “Courtyard Studio” for one of Australia’s most popular comedians – Akmal Saleh. The atmosphere before the show was tender. Patrons walked in and collected their tickets before sitting down in the unreserved seating. The room was small […]

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Q&A with Jeff Williamson about Canberra A-League bid

Canberra has long been awaiting a team in the A-League. It has not had a top-flight team since the Canberra Cosmos folded in 2001. The sport has grown exponentially since then. Business consultant Jeff Williamson has stepped up to prepare a bid for the Nation’s Capital. Williamson himself is a former UC graduate in Bachelor […]

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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, […]

The tricks of the trade for living on Res

For residential advisors at the University of Canberra, not a lot goes on without them knowing about it. They are […]

Multicultural Sundays At Old Bus Depot Markets

The warehouses at the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston were filled with exotic colours and flavours when the ‘Multicultural […]

Q&A with Go-Kart Racer Tayla Harnas

Tayla Harnas is a fifteen-year-old nationally ranked go-karter in Canberra, placing at number ten for her racing class in the […]

Q&A: Jim Wilson on Sports Journalism

Seven News’ Jim Wilson. Image Provided. Many Australians have extensive knowledge about their favourite sporting codes. This can lead to serious tension […]

Bliss N Eso Are Back on the Grid

BLISS N ESO an Australian hip-hop trio have returned with their seventh album release, four years after the release of Circus […]

Q&A with Jared Calnan from Lazy Su

Opening late March this year, the funky Japanese-Korean-American fusion restaurant, Lazy Su, has been flooding Instagram feeds, taking the Canberra […]