Opinions and Reflections

‘Woman’ as an Insult

It’s 6PM on a Saturday night and I am walking through Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station. As men and women dressed in suits, and children in skinny jeans and Converses sprint for the train that is about to depart from platform five, my friend nudges me. “Look at her” she says, pointing towards a girl wearing a black leather skirt that…

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Agony Aunts

Managing University Life

Hi Agony Aunts, I just got my results for semester one of my first year of uni. I’m happy with my results but I feel as though they could’ve been better. Also, the year has gone by so fast and I haven’t been able to catch up with my friends and family as much as I’d like. How should I…

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Creative Writing

Something about the Rain

by Sean Barredo I smell the rain falling on soil that’s been dry for far too long. I hear it falling upon the leaves in the trees, slowly at first; gentle. I see how it changes the way the world looks, from the sun being ever present in the corner of your eye, to it shying away behind the growing…

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 by Carolyn  Hello! With spring around the corner, your excuse to avoid exercise because it’s “freezing!” will no longer be valid. Sorry! A great way to spring back into step is by: running! Now before you complain and flick the page I suggest you continue reading– this is coming from someone who used to be repelled by the idea of…

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Health and Wellbeing

Young People with Old Knees

by Amanda De Vas Gunawardana and Umega Wijetunga Three years ago, 20-year-old Amanda Gunawardena was playing mixed netball. As she leaped to steal the ball and landed, she heard a “pop” coming from her right knee. The pain was instantaneous, “It felt like my leg immediately turned to jelly as I fell to the ground”. Unknowingly at the time, Amanda…

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Poetry and Prose


by Laili Hall There is danger in the smile exchanged in silence A line somewhere is crossed — Like the threshold of your childhood home or train tracks at midnight. You fill me up and overspill me.   Lonely is a living thing that scuttles across my mind Desecrating the space with clutter – She buries the host from the…

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How to be a Bawse Review

How to be a Bawse: Lilly Singh by THE CULTURED KINGS In what has been described as a “guide to conquering life”, YouTube personality and entrepreneur Lilly Singh, more commonly known as “IISuperwomanII”, has delivered an ingenious first publication. Written in her undoubtedly vivacious voice, YouTube’s highest paid female has produced a book which urges everyone to reset their standards…

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Holey Moley Review

by THE CULTURED KINGS Holey Moley, 590 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 If you fancy a night out filled with friendly competition and frustratingly good fun, then look no further than Holey Moley, Melbourne’s newest mini-golf themed bar. Holey Moley combines great tunes, golf-themed drinks and of course mini golf holes, each with their own pop culture theme such…

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