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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 to quit race walking when she got a phone call that almost ended her career last year. Smith has faced challenges her whole life, but you’ll rarely find the 30-year-old feeling sorry for herself. But […]

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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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Ignite Walk Lights Up Lake Burley Griffin

It’s a Friday night in Canberra, the city is bustling with people despite it being cold and dreary. It is Autumn, so most people are rugged up and seeking the indoors where ever possible – except for those attending Canberra’s first Ignite walk. The Ignite Walk is a fundraising event for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance […]

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Life As a Footballer: Q&A with GWS Giants’ Matthew Kennedy

Matthew Kennedy began his footy career in a small country town called Collingullie, just outside of Wagga Wagga. Since then he has gone on to bigger and better things, adjusting to life in Sydney and playing for the Greater Western Sydney Giants. Having dreamed of playing AFL ever since he could remember, Kennedy’s dream was […]

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UC sporting teams frustrated by interruptions caused by Groovin’ the Moo

Every year as Autumn reaches it’s peak, Groovin’ the Moo takes over a number of the University of Canberra’s playing fields to accommodate thousands of punters who party the day away. However, over the years students from various UC sporting teams have expressed their frustrations with the event, as they are moved on while the perfectly […]

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All but a road to success

Studying and playing a sport at the same isn’t something that usually surprises people. However, playing an elite sport whilst on a pathway to a professional career and studying at the same time is definitely a challenge. Kye Madden, Canberra Raiders u20’s big man, is currently studying at the University of Canberra like many others. […]

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NBA teams to support and those to avoid

So you enjoy watching the NBA and all of the thrills, action and dunks that come with it but you don’t actually have a side to support? We’ve got you covered. Below are five teams that would be a perfect fit for a budding basketball fan and five you should definitely avoid.   Teams to […]

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Gym etiquette: Things to do (and not do)

People should maintain a consistent level of consideration in most public domains. Working out in a public place can be uncomfortable for a lot of people, but there are things that every gym-goer can do to make sure that everyone has a positive experience. I have been going to the gym for a number of […]

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Canberra Basketballer Making a Splash in California- A Q&A with Chima Moneke

Chima Moneke may only be 21, but the UC Davis junior forward who has now lived in five continents throughout his lifetime, is making a big difference for his college basketball team. Moneke has been lighting up social media in Australia and in the States after his recent performances on the Division 1 college stage in […]

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The Duke of Canberra Crowned Champ

Mixed Martial Arts is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Fighters like Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey have become house hold names and have developed a massive supporter base from participating in the top tier of MMA called the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). But everyone has to start off somewhere. For keen […]

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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, […]

Acting for Change: by a Syrian, for the Syrians

By Laura Clements Evenings in the streets of Amman are especially pleasant during the summer months. A bit less so […]

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 […]