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Opinion

July 29, 2019

MANAWATAKI  Nā Fin Johnson   Emotional literacy is something that is not taught in schools. We are taught when to use a comma, but not when to stop and breathe. A question mark at the end of a sentence, but never to question how we are really feeling deep down underneath. An exclamation mark to […]

July 29, 2019

DREAM: My dream is that I buried an old woman in my school rugby fields and the police helped me after they saw the hole. Please help   Dear dreamer,  On first glance, for all intents and purposes, I’m going to presume you’re a lousy bastard. But the sheer broadness of the dream is intriguing. […]

July 23, 2019

  I don’t know how to convince anyone to be okay with abortion. If someone fundamentally believes that a foetus is a valuable, valid human life, I don’t know if my feminist rhetoric will change their mind. For my feminism to be truly intersectional, I have to understand that many cultures and belief systems view […]

July 9, 2019

You’re now in the hardest part of this Victorian holiday. Part Two. Part One had us feeling lost after orientation. Understanding what the hustle is, followed by choosing between sex and study.    Now here’s the second part of this nightmare. Your favourite café is the only place you can’t see your breath. If you […]

July 9, 2019

Lena says: I mean, to get meta—I don’t think you can separate anything from emotion. In saying that, people’s understandings and responses to sex vary as widely as you can imagine. There are people who have no problem having sex without getting attached or experiencing a lot of emotions afterwards, and people who will feel […]

July 9, 2019

Food and wellbeing are interlinked. Just think about your favourite meal: It’s more than just the delicious, complementary flavours; it’s also the feelings you have when you sit down to eat it. It’s the company of friends or family, it’s the atmosphere of breezy conversation, it’s the inside jokes that are shared like appetizers. Our […]

July 9, 2019

The takeaway packaging our food sits inside has a complex and flawed circulation. ’Compostable’ alternatives to our cups, containers, and cutlery are not all they are promised to be—in practice, almost all are going to landfill. These products are tricky to compost together, as everything is made differently. Commercial composting facilities are aware of this, […]

July 9, 2019

  DREAMER: In my first dream, I was enjoying a peaceful slumber in my bedroom (I live in a hall) when all of a sudden, I heard a baby crying. I leapt out of bed and went towards the sound. It turned out this little baby was in another bedroom on my floor where a […]

July 8, 2019

On Thursday, 16 May, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) held a meeting at Berrigan House to protest a scholarship for essays on the Israeli State—a state whose political systems they say are inherently “racist” and “brutal”.   The Embassy of Israel Prize in Political Science and International Relations is listed on Victoria’s website through […]

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