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A study of binge-watching Netflix, conducted by me, a binge-watcher

My name is Glenn Lewis, and I’m a Netflix addict. When Netflix was introduced to Australia in March 2015, I immediately spent the required $8.99 and settled in to explore the 35,000+ hours of Netflix provides. One year later, I’ve (easily) binge-watched over 400 episodes of various shows – The Office, Mad Men, Parks & […]

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Restoring dignity and bringing hope: all in a day’s washing

Orange Sky van

Orange Sky Laundry is on a mission to connect the homeless with the community by providing a free mobile laundry service. I volunteered my services one Saturday morning in Kings Cross to see how it worked and what Orange Sky meant to the people who use it. By Gabrielle Kneipp Bloodstains mark the shirt that […]

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24 hours of physical, mental and emotional pain

24 hours of physical, mental and emotional pain

By Tom Corrigan You begin the journey with bright ambitions. You’re not a hero but what you’re about to start requires a heroic effort. You’re equipped with your Nike Lunarglides – the favourite pair of running shoes you’ve had for months. Your phone is banded to your left arm and all you can hear is […]

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The Secret of Funny Hill

By Laura Clements Hooves thunder down the final stretch, each equine carrying not just its jockey, but the hopes of many a punter. You can feel the crowd push on the fence, drawn to the track like a magnet. Tickets in hand, waving them like a talisman, willing their runners home. Some stand back, a […]

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The Hidden Talent

By Kayla Brock Lights flicker as people in all black rush across the floor scurrying like mice to their positions. They have a single purpose to fulfill. The stage is their stomping ground and the equipment is their tool. The lights stop flashing and the bright sound of an introduction begin to fill the House. […]

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Don’t Underestimate Louise

By Kalindi Commerford Have you ever thought of your skin as a coffin? Death is an inevitable fact of life for all of us, however what if you were considered lifeless or ‘vegetative’ while still alive? It’s a state that can baffle doctors causing them to move treatment plans away from recovery towards asking our […]

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Rebuilding what was once in Fiji

Mesulame Dolokoto

By Jessica Taulaga It’s an analogy that would best describe Cyclone Winston: “If you’ve seen a tennis ball and you’ve seen a soccer ball, imagine Fiji as the tennis ball and the cyclone as the soccer ball. That’s how big the depression was. That’s what a category five cyclone is,” says His Excellency Mr Yogesh […]

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Dark tourism: from where you wouldn’t rather be

Olga Horak

Fancy trading in Disneyland for a bit of death, disaster or atrocity on your next holiday? It’s not as unthinkable as it may seem. Dark tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the tourism industry. But what’s driving it? Sarah Kleven investigates. Upon visiting Auschwitz, I was quite disturbed by two things: the […]

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Flattening history

By Claire Grinsell-Jones Can you keep it down, some of us are trying to philosophise!” It’s not the kind of thing you expect to hear as you walk down the main street of a Canberra on a quiet Sunday evening, but the Northbourne Flats have a reputation as a sketchy part of town – one […]

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Mall Food Courts: The Modern Watering Hole

By Alex Henderson Everything in the mall food court is sticky. Black-clad cleaners—the real heroes here—glide in and out, scooping up food wrappers, crumpled napkins, and abandoned scraps from the tables, then spraying, wiping, finishing with a flourish and tucking in the chairs. They are meticulous, practiced, moving like well-oiled machines… but everything is still […]

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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, […]

World XI – Jakob Gisik

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (France) Lloris edges out Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois as the starting goalkeeper. The French captain wasn’t […]

World XI – Vincent Smith-Koppie

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) Thibaut Courtois finished the World Cup with a tournament-high 27 saves including some special efforts in […]

World XI – Ben James

Goalkeeper – Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) The main reason behind Denmark’s group stage survival, Kasper more than lived up to his […]

World XI – Michael Djordjieski

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford (England) The 24-year-old Everton shot stopper was immense for England throughout the tournament. Pickford arguably produced […]

World XI – Josh Knox

Goalkeeper – Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico) Ochoa only featured in the four matches but made a whopping 25 saves in the […]

World XI – Dominic Unwin

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford Gareth Southgate’s decision to leave veteran Joe Hart out of England’s squad paid off after Pickford […]