Reviews

Riff Raff’s quirky ‘Neon Icon’ shocks and surprises

0 Comments 30 July 2014

Before listening to it, you could think Neon Icon, the second release from Texas rapper Riff Raff, was a comedy album. Firstly, the unconventionally named Riff Raff, who also answers to ‘Jody High Roller’, has a bit of an unconventional back-story. A proud attention-seeker from an early age, Riff Raff took every chance to appear on […]

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Analysis

The 2014 budget: What it means for young people

0 Comments 30 July 2014

The 2014 federal budget predicts a tough future ahead for young Australians. There are cuts here and cuts there, hitting our weakest spots and leaving organisations and youth feeling “stranded”. The Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC), the national peak body for youth and youth services, will shortly be defunded. As will Youth Connections, which each […]

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Analysis

NBA Australian Spur Patty Mills’ big decision awaits

0 Comments 02 July 2014

Australian basketball star Patty Mills is not short of suitors as he seeks a new contract in the National Basketball Association’s free agency period. Fresh off his stunning 17-point performance for the San Antonio Spurs in their clinching game five NBA Finals victory, the 25-year-old point guard has the basketball world buzzing about where he […]

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In-Depth

Bored out of your mind: How boredom psychologically affects adolescents

0 Comments 25 June 2014

Picture yourself sitting in a waiting room, listening to the loud ticking of a clock and glancing out the same window you have been for the past hour, only to find the trees lightly swaying in their usual positions and the old man sitting across the street still waiting impatiently for his bus. You are […]

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Opinion

Grandmaster Schapelle and a lot of vacant seats: A student’s perspective on GAT 2014

0 Comments 25 June 2014

On Wednesday June 11, I was one of 40,000 Victorian senior school students to sit the three-hour long General Achievement Test, known as the GAT. Containing 70 multiple choice questions and two writing tasks, the GAT aims to examine students’ general knowledge and skills in a variety of areas: written communication, mathematics, science, technology, humanities, […]

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Top 15

The Under Age Top 15: Body image, the AFL pre-season and Dance Academy

2 Comments 18 June 2014

In February, applicants to The Under Age were asked to write an article as part of the application process. We’ve selected the best 15 pieces from those applications to publish on The Under Age website. In the final round of articles: examining the link between media representation and girls’ body image, a look at the AFL’s 2014 NAB challenge, […]

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In-Depth

Community icon eases the pain of the morning commute

0 Comments 17 June 2014

Every morning, a man gets off the train at Carnegie station. He hobbles down the platform towards the exit, halting just as he reaches it. He pulls out a small chocolate and with a twinkle in his eye, quickly places it in the hands of a woman named Anna. With a toothy grin he is […]

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Sport

Georgia makes a mark

0 Comments 16 June 2014

In the Watson household, there is a chin up bar on the back porch, a shed transformed into a gym, and there are football boots drying by the fire. From a rural dairy farm in Victoria’s South West, Georgia Watson was born into a football loving family of six. With an early-developing passion for football, […]

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News

Ruby paves the road: The fight for child sex victims

0 Comments 16 June 2014

Twin sisters Amy Kuruvilla and Lydia Muirhead are all about making a difference. During a trip to India in 2011, these two inspirational women encountered two young girls given a second chance at life. They were rescued after being sold into brothels as minors by their families. Both Kuruvilla and Muirhead were touched by what […]

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In-Depth

Here’s to our service organisations

1 Comment 13 June 2014

Every week or month in our sports clubs, town halls, meeting centres and community facilities, you’ll find a group of mostly-senior volunteers gathered together for the purpose of serving us, their local communities. You’re also likely to see them outside Masters and Bunning’s on the weekend, sausage-sizzling, or at the local shopping centre, selling raffle […]

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