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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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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Sport

Ticketing, scheduling and bad footy to blame for AFL crowd decline: Fans association

0 Comments 12 June 2014

The AFL has seen a sharp drop in crowd numbers in Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and the ACT this season, and AFL Fans Association President Brian Clarke believes variable pricing, scheduling and a poor quality of football are to blame. Speaking exclusively to The Under Age, Clarke labelled variable pricing a tax on football. […]

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News

Cultural difference isn’t worlds apart for students at Model UN

0 Comments 28 May 2014

The Lower House of the Parliament of Victoria fell silent as the Secretary General ascended the podium and sat down. “Please take your seats”. The sound of over 80 teenagers sitting echoed through the hall as the Model United Nations Assembly for 2014 commenced. Organised by Rotary International District 9810, the Model United Nations Assembly […]

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News

The Ballarat Soup Bus — More than just food

0 Comments 27 May 2014

For five years the Ballarat Soup Bus has been nourishing people’s minds and hearts, as well as their stomachs. For five nights every week, no matter the weather or occasion, the Soup Bus pulls up at the town’s Civic Hall, armed with soup and bread ready to distribute to the homeless and hungry of Ballarat. […]

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The Under Age Top 15: Virtual reality, Edward Snowden and Flappy Bird

0 Comments 21 May 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 fourth round of articles: future societies built on virtual reality, the US Government’s response to Edward Snowden, and the addiction and frustration […]

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