Joumana Nasour (L) and Kathryn Yuen. BY JOUMANA NASOUR @joumananasour In a country as multicultural as Australia, many questions arise in people’s minds. One of these questions is, “What is that piece of cloth on her head?” This cloth is called a Hijab, a religious head covering donned by women of the Muslim religion. Joumana […]
BY JOUMANA NASOUR @joumananasour Mental illness is a vexed issue in the Arabic community due to the attitudes of older generations. Culturally speaking, if you say “I am going to see a mental health doctor because I have depression or some mental health issue”, you are immediately judged. Joumana interviews psychologist Dr. Hind Saab, who works […]
Manager at Egg of the Universe wholefood cafe and vegan Mel Rosina. Photo: Adrian Martinez BY ADRIAN MARTINEZ @amartinez0010 Mel Rosina, 27, is the manager at Rozelle cafe Egg Of The Universe, where the menu is “ruled by taste, led by the seasons, governed by instinct, influenced by nutritional science and nurtured by traditional wisdom”. […]
iPads are now an important part of learning in primary schools. Photo: Brad Flickinger/CC/Flickr BY BRIM GARRETT @iusecomicsans Technology is an important part of teaching in schools, starting as early as kindergarten. Brim spoke with primary school teacher Michelle, who teaches at Stanmore Public School, about the ways teachers integrate apps and programs in their classrooms.
Hidden Harvest is a community-based not-for-profit organisation that raises awareness about food waste and its related environmental and social problems by “upcycling” food that would not normally reach the consumer’s plate. REMI DASKEY @remidaskey interviewed Berbel Transe, the driving force behind Hidden Harvest, to discuss the bigger issue on everyone’s plates.
DIVANEEL TIBDIXIOUS @notoriousndiv interviews rapper Julian Larson, stage name El Jistos, about his music and upcoming album ‘Everyday People’. Find out more about El Jistos here, and like his Facebook page. Featured image: Rapper El Jistos. Photo by Adam Scarfe Photography
BY CATHERINE TURNER @mscatherinet Before the wristwatch there was the town clock. It was the centrepiece of community life, heralding every quarter-hour. Sydney Town Hall’s clock was installed at the top of the building in 1884, just prior to the boom of the wristwatch at the dawn of the 20th century. More than 130 years […]
BY JACK CLIFTON @jackyboi90 McDonald’s has released a statement saying that Ronald McDonald will keep a low profile due to the recent spate of “clown hoaxes”.
During Science Week 2016 Diploma student Catherine Turner spoke with the Indigenous Education Officer, Renee Cawthorne, about introducing school kids to the museum’s Indigenous Science gallery.
BY CATHERINE TURNER @mscatherinet In this audio story Catherine interviews City of Sydney Historian, Dr Lisa Murray, about the story of the Loong Shan Tea Rooms at 137 King St, Sydney. Quong Tart’s King Street Tea Rooms were one of the first venues to welcome women in the late 19th Century. Chinese-born Sydney businessman Quong […]