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Travel Tales: Is Volunteering Abroad Selfless?

There’s a lot to be said about volunteering in exotic places. What makes us want to do it? Is it really selfless, to volunteer abroad, or is it sort of selfish, too? With its growing popularity, voluntary work has become a topic widely discussed and critiqued. Some will go as …

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Vegan Chronicles: Gift Ideas

It’s that time of the year again where most of us fortunate enough to have our mothers with us will scramble frantically to buy a suitable present. Admittedly it’s a bit late to be ordering online, but here are a few presents for anyone you love that have been made …

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College Athlete Loses Millions For Smoking

In a society where illicit drug use alongside professional competition is widely condemned, recent National Footall League (NFL) draftee Laremy Tunsil has felt the wrath of this truth. Last Thursday, Laremy Tunsil, 21, was drafted in America’s NFL with the 13th overall pick by the Miami Dolphins team in the …

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Travel Tales: A Festival of Colours

We all know what it is like to have our Facebook spammed with photos of coloured faces after colour runs and so-called ‘Holi festivals’. This ancient celebration of colours has recently spread through the West in a rather contemporary jacket. In India, however, Holi Festival, also known as the festival of …

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COACHELLA: THE BEST & WORST

Forget fashion week, Coachella is slowly but surely becoming one of the most important fashion events of the year! It is now the trendsetting event for what people will be wearing at festivals around the world. With every major celebrity in attendance, every one is fighting to be at the top …

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Travel Diaries: A Real Cliffhanger

I had arrived in Switzerland just 2 days earlier and, nestled in the small village of Lauterbrunnen at the foot of the mighty Alps, my friends and I had finally come to the decision not to go skiing on our day off. I don’t think anyone truly wanted to be …

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Be Single, Not Lonely: Cheating

I got a call from my friend in Athens a few days ago. He told me that while he was on vacation in London, he met up with an old friend of his and had an affair with her. When I pressed him as to how meeting up with an old …

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Hashtag Not Even Cool, Bro: The US Presidential Election

‘Hashtag Not Even Cool, Bro’, the recurring segment that outlasted its welcome a month ago is back! With a fan base that started off with three people and yet has still somehow managed to decrease, now is the perfect time to hop on the sinking ship. Yes. But first let …

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Eddie Eats: Where To Find The Ultimate Roast Chook

How does an ex 3-hat chef do roast chicken and chips? He goes straight to France, buys a custom made rotisserie from one of the last remaining family manufacturers, and dumps it at The Paddington. The old musty pub is gone, and in its place an ambient, chic modern day …

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IND-I-Y: How to Make the Perfect Indie Film

A while back, I was watching an indie film entitled, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and I thought to myself, this is pretty much the indie version of the Fault in Our Stars. It seems apparent that movies have stood the test of time to prove that stereotypical archetypes can …

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Jamie Lyon’s Last Roar

So, Leicester City only have to beat United this Sunday evening to take out their first top-flight league title. This is a team who was playing the Championship not three years ago. The Western Sydney Wanderers have booked their third Grand Final in their short four-year history and are hoping …

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Travel Tales: An Indian Camel Safari

Imagine a pack of camels. Now, imagine a desert. Now imagine riding a camel through the desert. Putting those together may seem like something you would only see in a movie. Yet to those who have traveled the north of India, this may sound a little more familiar. A decade ago, I …

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Travel Tales: Travelling Solo

Traveling solo can be a challenge. Though this is not because you’re ‘alone’ per se: the challenge is in trying to succeed in actually remaining alone, because a lot of the time this is not as straightforward as it sounds. Unless you go completely off the beaten track and are an aspiring hermit, …

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A Dropkick’s Guide To: The UNSW Boxing Club

Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, Joe Fraser, iconic sportsmen one and all but something else these men all have in common: brain damage. And with that in mind, welcome to the Dropkick’s Guide on the glorious art of Boxing. With such mind-games typically only witnessed in the high-stakes world of chess, boxing …

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SAMPLE SALES: A GUIDE TO SURVIVING THEM

Everyone loves a good sale! But what you didn’t know is that the best ones happen outside of ASOS. Forget your 10% student discount, its all about the sample sale! These sales have been a long standing tradition in the fashion industry for fashionsta to score a bargain. For those …

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Travel Diaries: My Best (and Worst) Drinking Story – Part 2

Last week I began telling the story of one of my very first real drinking experiences at the Haufbrau Haus in Munich, Germany. You can read Part 1 here  “I’ll have what you’re having.” At this his eyes lit up like sparklers. He let out a howl of amusement. “I …

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Be Single, Not Lonely: A Guide to House Parties

Ahh, the beloved house party. Not quite as sweaty as clubbing; not quite as casual as kicking back with friends. A motley crew of friends and randoms; the thirsty and the taken. Then there’s the attire: some parties have themes, which is always a good excuse for guys to show …

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Vegan Chronicles: Vegan Pub Snacks Sorted

Tofu sushi (Image: breakfastdramaqueen.com) Even if you have the coordination of a baby giraffe, making vegan sushi is easy. All you’ll need is; sheets of seaweed sliced veggies of your choice (recommendations: carrot, cucumber, avocados and flavoured tofu) sushi seasoning/ vinegar sushi rice Boil rice, cut veggies, roll up ingredients. …

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Hashtag Not Even Cool, Bro: Tinder

Hello again and welcome back to the fortnightly segment which literally nobody asked for. That’s right, ‘Hashtag Not Even Cool (Bro)’, for some unfathomable reason, is back for a third instalment so please try to contain your rapidly bulging excitement. As always before we begin the stirring of some sh*t, …

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IND-I-Y: How to Name and Proclaim Your Indie Band

There’s an escalating trend of individuals who believe they have IT. That God given talent provided by the wings of Red Bull. You’ve got a band that’s sick? They’ve got just what it takes to blow the water out of the park in the music industry! They have musical porpoise written …

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Travel Tales: Diamond Hill – Failure or Success?

It all started with a trip to the local national park, and a very poorly planned hence failed hike up a ‘mountain’, called Diamond Hill. Very early that morning I took a bus from Galway, an old fishing village on the West coast of Ireland, up to Connemara national park. …

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A Dropkick’s Guide To: Japanese Professional Wrestling

WRESTLEMANIA, the show of the immortals, wrestling’s Superbowl, an event this past Monday which hosted over 100,00 rampant fans live while millions watched at home. Yeah, it is overrated. But you know what is actually cool? Something that will knock your non-existent socks off whilst you lie in bed in …

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Travel Tales: India – The Three Do’s

Sometimes, travelling, especially in a country like India, can feel a bit like a love-hate relationship. Most days make you feel like you are the happiest person alive, but there are also days when you feel lost, frustrated and overwhelmed and all you can do is smile and try to keep …

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8 AUSSIE/NZ FASHION LABELS YOU SHOULD SHOP

If Australia is doing anything right at the moment – its fashion. With leading designers like Zimmerman, Romance was Born and Ellery taking over the fashion scene globally, it is the perfect time to talk about the Australian labels making a difference at home. Some would argue Australian fashion has …

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Travel Diaries:My Best (and Worst) Drinking Story – Part 1

Let me start by saying Germany has very clean cities. Looking back now, that was probably where I made my mistake. In thinking that the nice, safe, clean city of Munich couldn’t possibly be hiding such a dark temptation, but oh was I wrong. It was my first time in Europe, …

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Beer Geography

  There’s one thing that has always brought the world together, our love for a cold bevvy at the end of the day. Most countries brew their own variations of that little glass of sunshine. As an International student, I’ve tried many of them. Here are the best beers from …

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