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Tom Purcell: Humanitarian, visionary, teacher

0 Comments 16 December 2015

“I want kids to leave schools ready to fly, not exhausted,” said Tom Purcell. St Paul’s Cathedral echoed with the small speeches from Year 12 boys, on the brink of finishing their secondary schooling. 30 short seconds to sum up their entire experience at Trinity Grammar. “Every single one of them talked about this” said […]

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How have books and film shaped our teenage years?

0 Comments 16 December 2015

AS Stephen Chbosky, author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, said: “Books, songs and movies are more than entertainment when we’re young, they help us discover who we are, what we believe and what we hope our life can be.” In my time I have read and seen hundreds of books and films, while […]

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Long-term couples reflect on life, love and marriage

0 Comments 16 December 2015

THE Under Age interviewed four married couples to shed some light on where their story began, the challenges, positive achievements and in their relationship what really does make marriage last for so long. How did you meet? Marie and Vin DeAraugo Marie and Vin both grew up in Bendigo and attended different schools, however at […]

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Generation gap clouds the future of environmental activism

0 Comments 25 November 2015

WHILE waiting for a train to pull into Croydon station, a woman approaches me brandishing a flyer. She looks hopeful, so I read the piece of paper lying in her outstretched hand. It says: People’s Climate March, Melbourne, 5:30pm Friday. I take it, and tell her I would try to make it. The woman’s name […]

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Students weigh in on Melbourne Cup controversy

0 Comments 25 November 2015

THE first Tuesday of November saw 101,015 people pour into Fleming Racecourse to see the Melbourne Cup. A further 2.1 million metropolitan viewers tuned into Channel 7’s coverage of the ‘race that stops the nation’. However, despite the apparent success of this year’s race, public opinion may be turning on the 154-year-old tradition. Flemington track […]

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Young Australians give one idea to improve their country

0 Comments 25 November 2015

YOUNG people have cited immigration policy, political reforms and economic changes as their top priorities for Australia. The Under Age interviewed ten Australian secondary students to find out what they thought was the most important change needed to make Australia a better place to live. Alex Boyd was passionate about the current attitudes harboured towards […]

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Do we need programming taught in Australian schools?

0 Comments 25 November 2015

DESPITE today’s society being driven and influenced by our technological advancements, coding remains a relatively uncommon skill. The Under Age set out to understand whether this coveted skill is being overlooked by Australian schools. The economic importance of programming was stressed by Ian Renshaw, an IT teacher at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, to the extent that […]

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Using technology at school makes us smarter, doesn’t it?

0 Comments 11 November 2015

ACROSS Australia, parents and schools have spent millions on computers and iPads believing that great educational outcomes will come from students using these devices. However, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has revealed in a report called ‘Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection’ that there were “no appreciable improvements in student achievement […]

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Experts argue systemic homophobia should be addressed through schools

0 Comments 11 November 2015

A FAILURE to address systemic homophobia within the education system is having a negative impact on same-sex attracted young people, researchers and teachers argue. Research conducted by beyondblue show one in five boys finds it hard to treat same-sex attracted people the same as others. High school teacher Larissa Keen argued this might change if […]

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Young, Australian and Muslim

0 Comments 28 October 2015

FROM the tragic Parramatta shooting in early October to the young men and women serving with ISIL in Syria, every major Australia news outlet is covering the issue of why young Muslims are drawn to extreme ideologies. But one thing often missing from these stories are the voices of young Muslims themselves. The Under Age […]

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