a year gone by

a year gone by

  By Syed Saif Uddin A year where norms were left in tatters, of selfish delights and our worst traits on full display Scarcity and misery unleashed like a hell hound, our demons did come out to play The year humanity cowered in a silent collective, forgoing...

racist australia: the nation’s biggest secret

racist australia: the nation’s biggest secret

  By Ella Paine Picture this: you and your family made the move to sunny Australia 10 years ago with hopes of a better life. You came expecting nice weather, laid-back people and a multicultural society. Yet now, the media has stereotyped and persecuted your race...

the k-pop idols dismantling gender stereotypes

the k-pop idols dismantling gender stereotypes

Art and writing by Belle Murphy Accentuated through their songwriting, group dynamic and authentic approach to style, there’s something refreshing about BTS’ approach to masculinity and self-identity. This article explores a number of ways these much-loved Korean...

boy/wolf/finch

boy/wolf/finch

  Author: Eli Thomas     ‘A Basic Guide to Vemia’s Zodiac’   The librarian held out a dark blue book with white lettering. ‘Here you go, young lady. Enjoy.’ Finch smiled tightly at ‘lady’ but took the book with a nod, wishing his voice were deep...

celebrating the 2020 hawthorn campus committee

celebrating the 2020 hawthorn campus committee

  Meet this year's awesome team below:   DANNY PHAN Danny is a 3rd year student currently studying his Bachelor of Design! Moving to Melbourne a year ago for his study, he was quite nervous. However, he was ultimately surprised to see how open and friendly...

the nightingale: a revision for the frontier film

the nightingale: a revision for the frontier film

Author: Jasper Caverly  CW:  Sexual assault, violence against Aboriginal people*Spoilers* A great majority of the Australian genre-film canon is indebted to movements conceived by filmmakers in the international realm of cinema, leading to filmic delays in topical...

david

david

Author: Dominica Ryan Mum shoved the phone in front of David’s face, blocking his view of the last cornflake as it floated on shallow milk. David clenched his teeth in annoyance. It was bad enough Mum had yanked the bedcovers off him, depriving him of discovering...

samurai punk, and melbourne’s independent games industry

samurai punk, and melbourne’s independent games industry

Author: Sam Everaardt On a typical day, you would find Swinburne alumnus Winston Tang hard at work in the Samurai Punk office down at The Arcade in Southbank. He would be at his standing desk, programming for an upcoming, secret project. Surrounding him, a litany of...