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
Everybody loves a good binge session. To sit down, clear your mind of any work or pressing issues in your life for a couple of hours (or days), and just immerse yourself in a different world to your own. But as we head to the cinemas to see the latest blockbuster or wait those agonising 15 seconds for Netflix to play the next episode, we … Continue reading How fair is your TV?
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
It’s taken me 17 years to finally write an article about something so simple yet so many teenagers and adults struggle with: the concept of self love. College has this unhelpful little downside that can make even the strongest carefree people worry about even the tiniest of flaws that most of the time aren’t even noticed. I remember this exact cycle happening to me when … Continue reading Self Confidence and Love
Othello is considered one of Shakespeare’s most timeless tragedies; an examination of the extremes of human nature. It explores the catastrophe which unfolds when the foil to love, jealousy, is allowed to taint a sweet and pure passion. Iago, the disguised ‘devil’ on Earth, poisons the black general Othello’s mind with insinuations that his newlywed wife is unfaithful. Othello sharply descends into insanity, and leaves … Continue reading Otello- Pop up Globe Theatre Review
It’s often difficult to narrow down what defines you as a person. Think of it like this: you’re a combination of many elements, all linking together and slotting into one another like puzzle pieces. In the middle, there are a few giant pieces, much larger than the others which surround them. Although all pieces are have of great significance, and contribute towards who you are … Continue reading Culture in an uncultured society
How many times have you seen a group of white boys in their natural habitat, hitting up Botany Town Centre with their sweatshorts, high socks and bucket-hats? Clad in long sleeve white tees with random symbols on the sleeves, they loiter, bored – but happy to be safe with the herd, a group that they feel they belong to. Now, I’m not just picking … Continue reading How normal is ‘normal’?
Having full confidence in what you say is an important quality to have as a speaker – it brings more meaning and persuasiveness to your audience. After all, you should be only delivering facts. But when someone in the crowd calls you on something being untrue, the panic sets in. You may stutter, backtrack and have to listen to their point of view before saying … Continue reading How real is ‘fake news?’
I have never been the kind of person to seize chances or snatch up opportunities; as a side effect of my perpetual laziness I’ve always preferred to wait for them to approach me. So naturally, within my first month of being a student at Macleans, I hadn’t exactly thrown myself at any certain group or club, and spent most of my intervals and lunches doing … Continue reading “Getting involved” overrated or worthwhile?
“Finding Dory” will no doubt be a hit a decade after the enormously popular and well received “Finding Nemo”. It too is excellently executed and emotionally touching; and frankly, a sense of nostalgia might just convince most of us to see it. We still quite clearly remember the tranquil waters and vibrant marine life that linger memorably behind the film. Of course, “Finding Dory” again … Continue reading Finding our Reefs
The direct correlation between the amount of compliments on your DP and your total life worth. There was a time when Facebook wasn’t for sharing your oh-so-fun holiday compressed into seven photos max (people get bored by the eighth, it seems) or posting someone else’s video for all your Friends to see/comment/share/like. Selfie culture, status games, and artsy cover photos weren’t bombarding my news feed … Continue reading How Many Likes To Go Until I’m Cool?
People say that when we face something we fear, our instinct gives us two choices: fight or flight. Yet, I’m afraid that I am inclined towards a third option. Yes, like our native bird the kakapo (who goes into statue-mode when startled), I am frozen by fear. But no, this does not mean that I am about to be attacked by the giant and might … Continue reading Frozen in Fear