THE DROWSY CHAPERONE REVIEW – theatre as told by those who love it best

I’m hesitant to characterise the performance of The Drowsy Chaperone I witnessed on Friday night as anything less than an experience — this is not just a musical which expects you to be a lazy audience member, who sits back and is absorbed purely by the degree of drama or flash of colours. Despite a deliciously raucous, immersive score and an array of finely sequinned … Continue reading THE DROWSY CHAPERONE REVIEW – theatre as told by those who love it best

The Deadly Side Effects of Attention

Attention to our generation is similar to a drug. It’s intoxicating, tempting and addicting. We’ll do crazy and out of character things to gain just a fraction of it and those who have tons of it already; we couldn’t be more jealous. Throughout our youth, we are told time and time again to ‘express ourselves’ and to ‘say what’s on your mind’. In the long … Continue reading The Deadly Side Effects of Attention

Did I Peak As A Child?

For the past few months or so I’ve been experiencing a strange falling sensation; like watching myself plunge through an endless sky in ultra-slow motion, there’s a deep, sinking feeling in my stomach which continues to get lower and lower, although never enough to hit the ground. It took me a while (along with one particularly lengthy, introspective, water-wasting shower) to realise that this powerless … Continue reading Did I Peak As A Child?

People You See 5 Days a Week

“A friend tags you. A good friend tags you in memes. A best friend tags you in memes daily.” It seems these days, if you aren’t tagged on Facebook, send streaks on Snapchat or receive DMs in Instagram, you’re not friends. If your friend tags someone else it’s classified as a modern day betrayal; worthy enough to make it on the list of Top Ten … Continue reading People You See 5 Days a Week

The Essential Guide to Roasting

With 2018 well underway, we’ve all settled into the school year once more. Academically, culturally, and even socially, billions of nuances make up what we call ‘school-life’. The majority of our school day, however, harbours one key trait of friendship, of course; roasting. Whether it’s a savage meme tag that’s uncalled for, or a grilling that dates back to Year 9, we encounter roasting for … Continue reading The Essential Guide to Roasting

The Heavy Haunting Of Expectations

2018 has quickly dawned on us and we are faced with a new year and possibly, a new you. Like most people, I’m sure you have New Year’s resolutions that you have either failed already or have surprisingly managed to maintain. With us reaching week 6 of this schooling year, it is safe to say that we have really been thrown into another year of … Continue reading The Heavy Haunting Of Expectations

What Year 9 social studies should have taught you: Election Guide 2017

By now, you’ve probably been notified by the road corner overflowing with freshly printed billboards and your Facebook feed being plastered with your relatives’ annoying shared posts; It’s once again time again for another general election!   With less than a week to go, every vote matters. Living in the safe seat electorate doesn’t mean your vote won’t make a difference. Under MMP, every voter … Continue reading What Year 9 social studies should have taught you: Election Guide 2017

10 things which defined my childhood

There’s always the saying that the good old days were better, even if they were only five or six years ago. Every now and again, something comes up that always makes me think back to the simpler times of running around and when spelling a few words counted as homework. Here’s a list of ten things that were popular when I was a kid, that … Continue reading 10 things which defined my childhood