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Risking his life for his health

Fares Yousef Ahmed is a 21-year-old student at Qatar University. He is slight, at 57kg, but he hasn’t always been. When he was just 19 years old, and weighing 120kg, Fares underwent surgery to have 80% of his stomach removed, in an effort to lose weight and prevent himself from becoming diabetic. Diabetes has become […]

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Q&A With Rami Sultan

Meet Rami Sultan. His huge smile and positive outlook are the first thing you will notice. Rami grew up in Bethlehem, Palestine, and currently lives in Jordan’s capital, Amman. He moved three years ago, when he was 18, to study media at the Middle East University. Rami’s family still lives in Bethlehem, and although he […]

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Laith Mofleh, Gaza Refugee Camp Volunteer

To Australian audiences, refugee success stories are usually framed by the generous efforts of Westerners in a foreign country. They travel to the country in crisis, spend money, and often look for the quick fix to complex situations. The Gaza refugee camp in Jerash, Jordan is unique, as the settlement has existed for nearly 50 years. With more recent conflicts […]

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I Heard It Through The Grape Vine

Wine making, to wine connoisseurs, has always been known as an art form. The wine making industry has evolved from humble foot stomping beginnings, and has developed into a technical, artistic and scientific process. From the moments the fresh grapes are harvested to the sip you take after a long day, there are a lot […]

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A Buddhist life

A Buddhist life

Development of Quang Minh Temple over the Maribyrnong River, Melbourne. Source: DieantArt By Khoi Tung Ngo I am a Buddhist but I confess I know little about my religion. My travel to local temples is a start to my path of enlightenment as I take a step into the life of a monk, exploring themes […]

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Struggling with the misfortune of others

Paris. A city so beautiful from afar. The streets are vibrant, the culture is rich, its people are proud and the architecture is unforgettable. However, if you choose to look past its magnificent façade, Paris reveals another side of humanity, writes Isaac Nowroozi. When I first arrived in Paris, I was blind to its poverty. […]

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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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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, […]

Risking his life for his health

Fares Yousef Ahmed is a 21-year-old student at Qatar University. He is slight, at 57kg, but he hasn’t always been. […]

Q&A With Rami Sultan

Meet Rami Sultan. His huge smile and positive outlook are the first thing you will notice. Rami grew up in […]

Laith Mofleh, Gaza Refugee Camp Volunteer

To Australian audiences, refugee success stories are usually framed by the generous efforts of Westerners in a foreign country. They travel to the country in […]

Walking the talk: it’s not over for Beki Smith

Beki Smith doing the hard training yards along Lake Burley Griffin Source: Instagram/Beki Smith By Rochelle Riley Beki Smith was ready […]

I Heard It Through The Grape Vine

Wine making, to wine connoisseurs, has always been known as an art form. The wine making industry has evolved from […]

A Buddhist life

Development of Quang Minh Temple over the Maribyrnong River, Melbourne. Source: DieantArt By Khoi Tung Ngo I am a Buddhist […]