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In this together: Reconciliation Week 2020

By Dash Buxton @dirkandscabbar1 National Reconciliation Week 2020 is this week, May 27 to June3, and I’ve been thinking a lot about the issue of reconciliation. If you’re not familiar with it, National Reconciliation Week involves activities and conversations facilitated by Reconciliation Australia. It’s aim: “Creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider […]

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Ramadan 2020

Ramadan began on April 23, and for many it will be very different this year because of restrictions imposed by state and federal governments during the coronavirus pandemic. Fatera Ahmed explains what Ramadan means in her home. Ramadan is a holy month for Islamic adherents all over the world, where they follow certain restrictions from […]

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Gun Girl in Big Doo Doo

Kaitlyn Bennett, AKA the notorious Kent State Gun Girl, uses her platforms on social media, including Tik Tok and Youtube, to publicly shame the LGBT+ community, Left-Wingers, and blue-haired feminists. The young-adult version of ‘Karen’ is an example of extreme conservative pro-gun, pro-Trump, and pro-life opinions. Kaitlin conducts interviews American college students on controversial social […]

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WhatsApp: Friend or Foe in the Age of Mass Media?

By Peter Morgan, Brittney Tolhurst, Michael Chantiri and Erin Grant We all know how powerful social media is, but what about WhatsApp? The less talked about but arguably more impactful little brother of Facebook. Whether it’s the app’s international reach or the false sense of privacy it instils, there is something about WhatsApp that weaves […]