As an avid book reader, I am constantly searching for new material to read, despite ignoring all the unread books collecting dust on my shelf. Often the books that come to my attention are the ones that are the most hyped. They’re the most recommended novels at bookstores and libraries, the ones that pop up onto my dashboard, the ones that friends try to shove down my throat.
Statistics from the Australian Electoral Commission show that 16,809,637 Australians are eligible to vote and only 16,176,487 are actually enrolled. This is a loss of 633,150 and even though it is not too bad compared to previous years, it is still in the ‘quite alarming’ topic of conversations.
A whole does not equal a part, just as a part does not equal a whole. This is an attitude clearly not believed by Australian leaders, who, in the midst of yet another attack on Melbourne streets, seem to be once again taking the actions of one man as gospel when it comes to the Islam religion.
‘Avant-Garde.’ A phrase derived from the French language meaning “fore-guard” or “vanguard,” it refers to people or works which challenge both the status quo of a certain time, and what is taught as the “norm” in society; the hope for deviation.
Ancient Egypt: a history which spans over 8,000 years, dating back to prehistoric settlements where life revolved around the Nile and the Roman conquest which saw the rise and fall of civilisations throughout Egypt. Fast forward to 49BC during the Ptolemaic period and the story of Assassin’s Creed: Origins
Recently there has been a lot more public display of anti-vaccination. The anti-vaxxer trend has taken an all-time high from the days of Pauline Hanson expressing her “interesting” views in Parliament House. The people of Australia have now reached an era where misinformed information can be transmitted to the general public by Billboards instead of politicians.
Nowadays it seems like fad diets are all the rage. There are so many options out there it’s pretty hard not to be overwhelmed. One day it’s low carbs and high protein, then it’s intermittent fasting or going all raw. How do we know if any of these diets work or are good for you at all?!
For years women have been inundated with images of one acceptable body shape: the thin model. In the 80’s it was Cindy Crawford and Elle McPherson (also known as ‘the body’—problematic!) in the 90’s it was Kate Moss, when ‘heroin chic’ was all the rage.
The general public often think that if someone has a tumour, it’s a matter of clinical concern. However, this is not the case. The word tumour tends to find itself unfairly correlated with the word cancer, and whilst it is general knowledge that tumours can be cancerous, this is not always the case.
When I was nine the biggest worries I had centred around which book I was going to read next and when I would be seeing my friends. It’s hard to comprehend that someone so young and innocent, someone who had their entire life ahead of them, could have been pushed to the point where they no longer wanted to go on.