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?
This article tells the story of a man known as Pete Coghlan. Pete once had an ordinary life: possessed a house, a full-time job and a partner that so many of us take for granted. Things were going quite well for the special force’s military man. He was always as tough as nails and had a heart of gold. But on one unfortunate day, Pete suffered from a stroke which changed his life drastically. As a result, he found himself one day waking from a coma paralysed lying in a hospital bed.
Not too long ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with madison moore, up and coming cultural critic and author of Fabulous: the Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric. He talked about his own journey as a writer, and lets us in on the struggles for those living while marginalised.
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.
Fringe Festival has become a staple event in Perth, celebrating all things creative and artistic over a month of theatre performances, art exhibits, street actors, and film showings. But there is a darker side to Fringe that many don’t consider, and it’s becoming an issue for the creative minds behind the stunning festival.
The hard work has not been in vain, with the number of children stuck on the island lowering from 119 to below 30 in a mere number of months. However, there is always more to do.
On Saturday October 6, Vinnies, Red Cross Shops, Salvos Stores and DoSomething launched the first national ‘Big Spring Clean’ clothing drive. Organisers encouraged people to take good-quality unwanted clothing down to their local op shop on the day.
Our current fashion climate is fuelled by the constant desire to have what is new and ‘in style.’ There is a pressure to keep up with the latest fashion trend; we need to wear whatever is in season. This desire to be up-to-date and the fear of being ridiculed for being left behind has created an environment where we rely on fast fashion.
YMCA HQ is determined to bring together new and passionate young Hip Hop artists with their latest project. On Saturday October 6th, the Drug Aware YMCA HQ Leadership Group will hold IMPACT, the latest project to include culturally diverse in the culture of Hip Hop in Perth.