letters from emily

letters from emily

Author: Eli Thomas “I wish I could play the ukulele...” There was no explanation, no greeting. The letter, which had been tucked away in a box of childhood toys in a blank, unmarked envelope, didn’t start with a “hello, my name is…”. Nor did it need to.  I recognised...

top 10 modern anthems for female empowerment

top 10 modern anthems for female empowerment

Author: Molly Davidson I’m sure many of you, like me, are not immune to belting out feminist classics like Helen Reddy’s I Am Woman. Fists clenched; eyes clamped shut as we hit all the high notes with (what we believe to be) precision. When these songs were originally...

COVID-19 Series: #7

COVID-19 Series: #7

Author: Tina Tsironis 2020, for lack of a better metaphor, is an onion. A ridiculously frustrating and repetitive onion, with craploads of layers. Yes – I kind of stole this metaphor from Shrek. Sue me. (Please don’t sue me). Honestly, though – the first few layers,...

COVID-19 Series: #6

COVID-19 Series: #6

Author: Andrew Dopper “I’m not insane!” screams the hysterical man, hair plastered to his head with sweat. A psychiatrist sits him down. Momentarily calmed, the man begins talking, recounting his return to California. “At first glance, everything looked the same,” he...

how to manage your student income during a pandemic

how to manage your student income during a pandemic

Author: Alex Harvey, Money Coach Money can either make you miserable or help support the realisation of your deepest dreams. - Bari Tessler If managing a student income wasn’t hard enough, meet Rona. Rona’s here to shake up what you thought you knew and give you a...

COVID-19 Series: #5

COVID-19 Series: #5

Author: Jananie Pathiraja Content Warning: This article references eating disorders and homophobia.  In the event of a great disaster, humans go through five stages of grief. With denial comes the ignorance of the ongoing global change - until it is shoved right under...

Iso Pet Peeves: Lockdown 2.0

Iso Pet Peeves: Lockdown 2.0

Author: Grace Ashford By now, I’m sure everyone has experienced their fair share of frustration regarding all things corona. But is there anything more irritating, blood boiling and hair-pullingly exasperating than having to go back into lockdown because a security...

COVID-19 Series: #4

COVID-19 Series: #4

Author: Imogen Williams  One thing keeping me entertained during isolation is scouring the weekly TV guide for films showing free-to-air. I have seen great films such as The King’s Speech, and not-so-great films such as Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. One of the...

a fool’s paradise: the lost history of the idiot

a fool’s paradise: the lost history of the idiot

Author: Andrew Dopper  Idiot. The word chatters off the tongue as it hits the roof of your mouth once, then twice, like the flourish at the end of a Spanish dance. Even those with a weaker grasp of the English language know both the word and the meaning. But what does...

COVID-19 Series: #3

COVID-19 Series: #3

Author: Jessica Murdoch  When the stay at home orders were announced, mixed amongst my general concern was a sense of excitement that isolation would provide an excellent opportunity to catch up on reading, and allow me to (finally!) get to all those TV shows people...