Sport

Borroloola to Sydney: Shay Evans

In November 2018, Shay Evans was announced as a Sydney FC player for the upcoming 2018/19 W-League season. Few knew who she was, or her story, other than being a graduate of the John Moriarty Football program. The John Moriarty Football program was started by the first indigenous footballer to be selected to play for […]

Culture

Reconciliation Week

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the impact of Australia’s colonial history has transcended amongst generations. The trauma of land dispossession, violence, and racism towards Indigenous Australians has been detrimental for cultural identity and spirituality. The last half century has seen steps towards sizeable action for justice for Indigenous communities. The vision of reconciliation relies […]

News

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 […]

Music

Muse, Space, and Cydonia

Before Muse, I’d never heard of the genre “space rock” before. But after hearing it, it immediately made sense to me. Science fiction loving musicians trying to best replicate the themes of sci-fi and the sense of awe from the genre. Muse, led by lead singer Matt Bellamy (and his love of magical mushrooms) write […]

Culture

The Finnish Art of Endurance

By Peter Morgan Nordic countries seem to specialise in lifestyle concepts that often defy one-word English translations. Keen outdoorsy types may be familiar with the Norwegian (and tongue defying) ‘friluftsliv’ which champions spending time in the wilderness. In the past decade, the Danes have shared the aesthetic comforts of ‘hygge’ much to the delight of inner-city design professionals worldwide. The […]

Student Life

Is It Wicked Not To Care?

I’ve now been in quarantine for 39 days. 6 weeks nearly. It’s been easily the most obscure chapter of my life, in a year that was earmarked for self-improvement and discovery. A cliche tale but one that I can’t escape from. It’d be irresponsible to not act as if I haven’t at least been able […]