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Category: Opinion

University: A Grade Too Far?

If there is one thing our race has learnt it’s that intellect plays an important part in success, or as Michel Foucault put it simply; knowledge is power. The very role of university institutions is to provide the public with necessary experience and information to complete essential tasks within society and help our fellow citizens. Typically speaking, the reason students are willing to pay thousands upon thousands of dollars of money for a tertiary education is firstly to study a topic of pure interest, perhaps secondly, to be awarded a job at the end of their academia that will both entice them and pay a competitive sum of money. Otherwise, why would we spend all these sleepless nights and be working as diligently as many of us do?

Cold Pursuit: Film Review

Liam Neeson’s newest movie Cold Pursuit meets all expectations of a thriller following a bad-ass with a secret vendetta, but this movie was so much more. Not only was there a story full of suspense and interrogation, but we also saw a range of emotions and black humour thrown into the mix.

YA Books That Are Actually Worth The Hype

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.

The Part .v. the Whole

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.

A Look into the Avant-Garde

‘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.

Anti-Vaxxers: The Next Pandemic?

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.

The Infamous Blood Type Diet

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?!