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Q&A with PhD Student Stirling Sharpe

Meet Stirling Sharpe, a third-year PhD student at the University of Canberra. After completing his Bachelor of Sports Management in 2014, Stirling was determined to delve deeper into his chosen field, and thus decided to undertake postgraduate study. Some of his research to date includes looking into fan behaviour at sporting contests and the difference […]

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Canberra Palm Sunday Refugee Rally Remains Largest, Sees More Student Groups March

On the 25th of March, Australia’s support for refugees was demonstrated in the annual Palm Sunday Rally, with new contingents and larger student turnout. The Palm Sunday Rally sees groups of Australians march to show solidarity with refugees detained by the Australian government. It takes place annually around Australia on the 25th March, also known as ‘Palm Sunday‘, a […]

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Q&A: Jazmeen Avesta, Deputy Director of Change the Frame

  Jazmeen Avesta is a founding member, and Deputy Director of  Change the Frame. It’s a new, youth led, non-government organisation (NGO) tackling issues relating to gender inequality within Australian society. Tessa Grimes met with Jazmeen who explains the work of “Change the Frame”, what it aims to achieve and how it’s different from any other NGO dealing with […]

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Legal Aid @ UC

Legal Aid @ UC is a brand new initiative that offers students, staff and members of the local community access to free legal advice on the University of Canberra’s Bruce campus. UC has partnered with Legal Aid ACT to provide the uni with the new welfare service. Legal Aid Lawyers will be available on Tuesdays […]

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Q&A with David Jordan

David Jordan is a University of Canberra graduate who completed a Bachelor of Sports Media degree in 2016. His internship with Capital Football during his university tenure ultimately led him to become the coordinator of digital engagement for the organisation. I caught up and had a chat with the 23-year-old UC graduate about his experiences […]

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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 war-torn Slovenia to Australia by boat in the 1950s, recounting her experiences of survival and extensive […]

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The Halal Snack Pack: Religious tolerance in a polystyrene box

In 2015, a delicious phenomenon revolving around the humble little kebab shop began to emerge online. The Halal Snack Pack has become a symbol of the acceptance of Islam in modern Australia. Known as ‘HSP’ for short, it is a simple dish of crispy chips, kebab meat, melted cheese, and drizzled sauce, served in a […]

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Questacon Above and Beyond: Exhibition Review

Any Canberran in their early 20’s cannot escape the overwhelming nostalgia that hits them when entering Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre. Instantly, you are flooded with memories of your many primary school science excursions. When walking into the Above and Beyond exhibition, you are welcomed to a vastness of cool dark blue with the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

Q&A with PhD Student Stirling Sharpe

Meet Stirling Sharpe, a third-year PhD student at the University of Canberra. After completing his Bachelor of Sports Management in […]

Q&A with Field Hockey Umpire Nathan Cornish

In sport, we often consider the pressure that players and coaches are under. But rarely do we contemplate the pressure […]

Q&A with Betty Kitchener AM

Betty Kitchener was one of the original founders of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) organisation that teaches community leaders […]

The Autumn Forage Festival 2018

If you love helping local businesses, and great-tasting food is your cup of tea, then you would have been sure […]

Q&A with Co-Creator of StickIt Body Glue

Wardrobe malfunctions… whether it’s a colleague telling you your shirt’s inside out, falling victim to a lazy zipper, or accidentally […]

Isle of Dogs – Movie Review

Stop motion films are something that everyone can enjoy, and the team at Indian Paintbrush and American Empirical Pictures have […]