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Review: Best Places to Snorkel in Sydney

Summer is finally here at last! You know what that means? It’s time to spend endless days at the beach and work on your tan. For those you who love the water, then there’s lots you can do like swimming, surfing or kayaking. We are blessed that Sydney is covered …

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Author at 18: Get to Know Ambriehl Khalil (Interview)

Meet the up and coming Ambriehl Khalil. Wrote the Young Adult and LGBT novel Coins In The Coffee Cup aged just 17. Signed to Pen Name Publishing and debuted the novel at 18. Now 20, she’s set to release her next book 1000 Paper Cuts in 2017. I luckily caught up with Ambriehl – …

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Review: A Life in the Theatre – Darlinghurst Theatre Company

David Mamet’s ‘A Life in the Theatre,’ currently playing at the Eternity Playhouse as part of the Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s season, examines the challenges and rewards of a life committed to an industry that has both so much to offer, but simultaneously demands so much in return. Chronicling the experiences …

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Fully Sick

So now, we’ve made it. Holidays here we come, no more uni for another year and full speed ahead to Christmas carols, mulled wine and bad dancing on NYE. Goodbye 2016! Except not quite, because as I type this I am lying in bed, sick from a mystery illness. I …

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What You NEED to Know Before Going to a Gig

I went to see Shawn Mendes at Enmore earlier this month. A beyond incredible show btw. Surprisingly, it had one of the most intense mosh I’ve ever experienced… the pushing and shoving, fainting, bruises, unintentional groping, losing shoes, losing friends, a broken nose or two (yes, really), some people left …

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Seroukas Sermon: What Happened to democracy?

Allow me to preface this with the fact that I am apolitical. That is not to say that I do not take an interest in politics — rather, I am neither left-wing nor right. I vote for which party serves my needs, and this decision oscillates with each election that …

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Review: Best Things To Do at Taronga Zoo

Who doesn’t love visiting the zoo? Visiting the Taronga Zoo has always been a special treat for me. It’s Australia’s leading zoological park and is home to over 4,000 animals.  The zoo has a comprehensive collection of both native and exotic species. Although it’s not my first visit, I really …

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Why Should You Watch: The Crown ?

Number 1: We’re fed up of American Politics For the past 18 months it’s been Trump this, Clinton that. We’re exhausted. So why not wind down all this U.S presidential debate nonsense, and watch ourselves some good old fashioned 1950’s Royal British politics. The Crown is a series describing the …

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The Philosophy of (Invisible) Privilege

I am a cisgender female, I am Dutch, white, 23 years old, mostly straight, and able-bodied. What did I just do here? I identified the social categories that shape my life, and, in that, recognised the ways in which I am privileged. Yet, why is this important? Acknowledging the ways …

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Ten Questions with Tina Phan

Hey everybody! Exams have arrived and they’re stressing the crap out of us! Luckily, I found myself having a good laugh with Tina Phan who delighted me with her answers this week. This time, I asked her what makes her laugh the hardest, her favourite Disney princess and has she …

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panel shows

Why Can’t Australia Do Comedy Panel Shows?

Australia is pretty good at making its own stuff, and its just as good if not better at making its own versions of stuff from overseas. Game shows and reality TV especially. We’ve got The Chase, Masterchef, The Bachelor/Bachelorette, and much, much, more. If it comes from the US or …

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The Final Countdown

It’s almost here! We are almost at the end of the end – that is to say, the light at the end of the tunnel, the Holy Grail, the end of semester, exams and uni for 2016. All metaphors aside, it’s almost the glorious time of year when we can …

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Amazing Ways to Spend Your Summer…What Shows to Catch this Uni Break

Great news everyone…it’s nearly the end of semester 2 which means that summer is around the corner and uni is out for the next 3 months! Now there is just one hurdle to overcome (unless you are a fellow arts student and have already submitted your assessments – congrats!), exams…the …

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Seroukas Sermon: #AtTheRaces Has To Stop

Picture this: In another world, light years away from Earth, lives a civilisation that celebrates the abuse of another species – under the pretext of a “sport” – while viewers get inebriated to the point of quadriplegia. They are admired by their friends for the ostensible affluence displayed, all the …

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Review: Best Places to Visit at the Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Garden is Sydney’s most beloved treasure. It’s the oldest botanic garden and scientific institution in Australia since 1816. It’s home to an outstanding collection of plants focusing on Australia and the South Pacific. Also, this year marks its 200th year anniversary. I absolutely love visiting the gardens because …

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Interview: Allan Smithy

There are few artists that are as self-deprecating and authentic as Allan Smithy. Coming from Sydney’s inner city, the music maestro blends Australiana with nostalgia to sing about real issues that affect people like you and me. I caught up with Smithy to talk music, housing affordability and what makes …

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SUBURB DETOURS: UNSW, Kensington

Kensington or “Kenso” (fun fact), is an Eastern suburb, southeast of the CBD. Home to many, Kensington provides the land upon which students in HECs debt reside, often lining up for free food events at the lovely UNSW. BACKGROUND Originally inhabited by the Cadigal people, who used to live around …

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Yael Recaps The Bachelorette: Finale

Episode 12: The End Well guys, this it it. It’s been quite a journey. We’ve stuck with Queen Georgia for 6 long weeks, in a generation that used to having a whole season available on demand immediately. They’re in Singapore for um, reasons, I guess? Oshie helpfully explains that Georgia has a …

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Debunking The Paranormal

You wake up in the middle of the night. You look at the clock and its 3am in the morning.  But next to the clock you think you saw something, or someone. You tell yourself it is all in your mind and hide under the covers, praying you will fall …

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Bachelorette

Yael Recaps The Bachelorette: The Penultimate Episode

Episode 11: Two Men Left Standing “Coming into all of this, I never ever thought I would be at this point. I’ve got three guys left,” says the Bachelorette aka Queen G. Poor dear clearly never watched the show when it was on TV, because every season goes THE SAME …

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spooktober

13 Things to Watch this Spooktober!

It’s the scariest time of the year, and I’m not just talking about the final assessments and exams. It’s also nearly Halloween! Because it’s the spookiest number, here are 13 things to terrify, startle, and unnerve you this Spooktober. 1. Halloween (1978) Where better to start than with John Carpenter’s classic? Though …

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Interview: Sculpture by the Sea’s MITCHELL THOMAS

Mitchell Thomas is currently undertaking his final year of honours at UNSW Art & Design, majoring in Sculpture/Performance and Installation studio. You are an entrant at this year’s 20th anniversary of Sculpture by the Sea. Describe how it feels to exhibit your work at the world’s largest annual outdoor sculpture …

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Exchange Diaries – Mexico City

Nicola Johnson Hola todos, Nicola has returned from Mexico City to share with us what it’s like to go on exchange in Mexico. Rest assured, many fish tacos were had during her time there. What university did you attend? Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City. What’s your favourite thing about …

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Review: E-Baby at the Ensemble Theatre

The Ensemble Theatre’s second last show for 2016 is set to leave audiences excited about what next year may hold after an interesting and fabulously performed production of ‘E-Baby’ by Jane Cafarella. The show follows two women – one, a mother of two who is eager to share the joy …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Week 13

Give yourself (and your mates) a good encouraging pat on the back – you’re nearly done with yet another gruelling semester! Only a couple weeks to go until everyone’s favourite time arrives, exam season. To ring in the crazy cram-load and keep you company throughout those seemingly never-ending study nights, …

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Throwback: Shows on NETFLIX You Probably Missed – ft. Horny 70s Teenagers, Cowboys in Space and An Island

Netflix hosts thousands of shows that are going unwatched by your very eyes right now. Check them out. You won’t regret it. That 70s Show – A timeless comedy of teenage misfits Firefly – A western cowboy series … In space Remember when Joss Whedon wasn’t the guy who directed ‘The Avengers’? …

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