Ingrid Brett Profile

Talented young Canberra-based writer, Ingrid Brett, is making a name for herself. Last year the 16 year old won the National Youth Week Write It competition  in her age category for her story entitled Leadership is a sacrifice.  It was a wryly amusing take on the given theme of leadership, in which a young girl […]

Elite Athletes on Social Media

Social media. It’s a great tool isn’t? Websites like Twitter and Instagram are a sports fan’s dream. They provide punters with an insight into a player’s life away from the contrived world of mainstream media while also offering the exiting opportunities to communicate directly to their favourite stars. Fans are getting something worthwhile from the social media […]

Omar Musa’s Changing Homeland

“It’s dangerous to think of identity as being one thing.” Omar Musa is well aware of the cognitive dissonance many Australians experience when it comes to their identity and homeland. “The nature of identity is very complex – especially in Australia, where most people are migrants in some way or another. But even if you’re […]

Recent Articles

Groovin’ the Moo 2014: Top 5 Acts to See this Weekend

The regional festival has become a staple on the University of Canberra’s culture since its inclusion in the festival’s tour in 2010. Featuring a plethora of national and international artists from a range of genres, Groovin’ The Moo has become a worthwhile and enjoyable investment for any student clawing their way to the end of […]

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Drop the Bass and Watch it Splat: Skrillex’s ‘Recess’ Review

Skrillex - Recess

Skrillex Recess Asylum Records / Big Beat Records / OWSLA / Atlantic Records 3/10 Skrillex’s music is a lot like cheap alcohol: it’s not appealing in the slightest, it tastes awful, but you can manage to convince yourself that it isn’t so bad when you have had enough of it. That pretty well sums up […]

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Building Art, Brick-By-Brick: The Lego Movie Review

The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller Starring Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett 8.5/10 It’s popular opinion by now that The Lego Movie is an absolute delight. It is so enjoyable, in fact, that I would be willing to call it the Toy Story of a new generation, or […]

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‘About Time’ Film Review

About Time (2013) Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy & Tom Hollander Writen & Directed by: Richard Curtis Romantic Comedy / Drama Summary: 21 year old Tim Lake discovers that he, like the other males in his family, have the ability to revisit moments from their past and change them to alter the present […]

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The Wind Rises Film Review

The Wind Rises Film Review

Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli, often called “the Disney of the East”, is responsible for creating some of Japanese animation’s highest quality films. Miyazaki’s latest film The Wind Rises, released in Australia on February 28, tells a fictionalised biography of Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of the Mitsubishi Zero. It follows Jiro from childhood to university and on […]

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Chatterbox leading Belconnen’s cafe revolution

Chatterbox leading Belconnen’s cafe revolution

For many years, the district of Belconnen has sat behind Canberra’s leading lights seen in Braddon, Manuka and Kingston when it came to café culture. Until recently, only a handful of establishments could be found in Belconnen, and they were either takeaway shops that happened to sell coffee or chain stores at the Westfield Mall. […]

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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, […]

You Are Here Festival

Canberra’s You Are Here Festival (March 13 – 23) is in its fourth year running at locations around the CBD. The […]

‘Lone Wolf’ Josh Pyke plays for a sold out crowd at Zierholz

Australian indie superstar Josh Pyke performed at the University of Canberra on Saturday night. Hundreds packed into Zierholz to see […]

ANZAC Voices Exhibition Review

Some things in life are better seen than heard, and this is the case with the latest exhibition at the […]

Top 20 Book-to-Movie Adaptations in 2014

Book-to-movie adaptations can be tricky to translate from page to screen while still being faithful to the story. There are […]

South Park: The Stick of Truth Review

South Park: The Stick of Truth Released Mar 4th, 2014 Published by Ubisoft For Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Rated […]

Major League Baseball storms into Sydney

The Major League Baseball Opening Series in Sydney has been hailed a success, with over 70,000 fans flocking to the […]