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Work experience helping shape young people’s career choices

0 Comments 24 September 2014

Work experience is helping shape young people’s career choices from an early age, offering insight into diverse industries. As part of the Year 10 course for most schools, students are required to complete either one or two weeks of work experience. These weeks provide students with insight into the world of work and possible career […]

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In-Depth

Emerging designers take the stage at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

0 Comments 17 September 2014

Ambitious, up-and-coming designers held their own amidst the glitz and glamour of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week’s runways this year, showcasing their designs at the Emerging Designers Market. The spectacle of the 10-day event for fashion faithfuls from around the nation proved no disappointment. Under blazing lights in the Melbourne Town Hall, the bright colours and […]

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Sport

World champions scout for future stars among Victoria’s young swimmers

4 Comments 17 September 2014

With 791 athletes, 342 medals, 114 events and 64 clubs competing, the three days of racing at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre were a success. The 2014 Victorian Age Short Course Swimming Championships (September 5–7) wrapped up last weekend with 33 records broken in the pool, and The Under Age spoke to three people who were […]

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Council calls for safer cycle lanes

0 Comments 10 September 2014

In response to the worrying number of cycling incidents along one of Melbourne’s busiest bike routes, the City of Port Phillip has unveiled a $12 million plan to introduce bike lanes along the length of St Kilda Road. Under the plan, new two-metre wide Copenhagen-style bike lanes would be constructed on the service lanes along […]

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Sport

Local footy finals a huge success for the code and the community

1 Comment 10 September 2014

The threat of rival codes has been non-existent over the past few weeks as regional junior football clubs play out their finals series. In fact, the links between local junior footy clubs and the community are becoming closer than ever before. For the Eastern Football League (EFL), a league containing metropolitan Melbourne teams from Lilydale, […]

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Reviews

A reflection on Gaga’s artRAVE tour

0 Comments 10 September 2014

A few Saturdays ago, I attended Lady Gaga’s first Melbourne concert for her artRAVE tour. It marked the third time I’ve seen her perform live, after attending concerts in 2009 and 2012 — both times I had been utterly impressed with her performance and stage presence. The first thing I noticed on arrival at Rod […]

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Qatari human rights abuses could see Australians boycott the FIFA 2022 World Cup

0 Comments 27 August 2014

Australian football players and fans have expressed human rights concerns with Qatar as a location for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with some even considering a boycott of the event. When Qatar was first announced as the 2022 World Cup host nation many people lamented the decision largely because Qatar’s boiling hot summers are not […]

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The other side to chaplaincy in schools

4 Comments 27 August 2014

Amidst ongoing controversy over the federally-funded National School Chaplaincy Program, religious counsellors are having a positive impact in at least some school communities. The Federal Government’s decision to continue funding the program but remove money for secular welfare workers attracted significant criticism from groups concerned about the role of religion in schools. After a High […]

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Single-sex schools a unique challenge for transgender students

1 Comment 27 August 2014

Struggling through VCE is hard enough at the best of times, but many transgender youth do it even as they face almost daily bullying and discrimination, especially in single-sex schools. “I am yet to come out to anyone at my school, mostly because of the repercussions if any staff — or my father — find […]

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Analysis

In the eye of formal season

0 Comments 27 August 2014

It’s that wonderful time of year when students from all across Australia push aside exams and forgotten homework, and instead focus all their energy into finding the perfect dress, organising seating arrangements and polishing their camera lenses. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: formal season. For decades, formals (also known as proms or debs) […]

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