News

Freedom of speech debate reveals contrast between the young and old of Australia

0 Comments 21 April 2014

Public debate around racism, freedom of speech and the Racial Discrimination Act have revealed a generation gap in Australians’ attitudes, but agreement that the wrong people are tackling racism in Australia The Under Age talked to people from three age groups: young adults and teenagers; middle-aged adults; and seniors, finding an obvious contrast between the […]

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Overrated/Underrated

Overrated/underrated: Shakespeare vs modern texts

1 Comment 16 April 2014

OVERRATED: Studying Shakespeare Almost four centuries since his death, the depressing and dismal words of William Shakespeare still circulate through our school system. The prolonged, exaggerated and just plain old tales of misery, hatred and forbidden love have long been outdated. From the naked witches of Macbeth to the idiocy of Romeo and Juliet, the 37 […]

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Reviews

Rebecca De Unamuno exposes the truth about online dating in Kiss My Date

0 Comments 13 April 2014

In a performance truly worth seeing, Kiss My Date by Rebecca De Unamuno presents a moral message belonging to a Disney film: to hold out for a hero. Although the first impression of a fairly small room with only a few rows of seats gave me some doubts about De Unamuno’s act, I came to […]

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Reviews

The Umbilical Brothers KiDShoW (Not Suitable for Children)

0 Comments 13 April 2014

There are a few things one must bring along to enjoy Shane’s and David’s The Umbilical Brothers KiDShoW (Not Suitable for Children) comedy performance that is being held this month at the Playhouse Theatre as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 1. No kids. If there is one thing you must bring to the […]

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Analysis

The light and dark of Earth Hour

2 Comments 13 April 2014

At precisely 8:30pm on Saturday, 29 March in Sydney, darkness cloaked the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Many Australian homes went partially dark as residents exchanged light bulbs for candles, and when 8:30 struck in other cities across the world, the phenomena was repeated from Beijing to Los Angeles. Iconic buildings and landmarks dimmed, residents […]

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News

U.S. festivals “the best option”: Aussie rock legend

0 Comments 02 April 2014

Excitement is building in the music industry as Australian artists continue to make their mark on the world stage. 55 local acts performed at the illustrious Texas arts festival South by South-West (SXSW) in March and seven Aussie acts are billed for the exclusive Los Angeles Coachella festival this month. Among the record number of […]

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Opinion

Schools should value a commitment to secular education

0 Comments 26 March 2014

Imagine being told that you were going to barrack for Collingwood at school each week, and if it didn’t suit you could read a book during that class. In our Tiger-mad household there would be uproar. This is similar to the ongoing discussions for many households throughout Australia, only the topic is whether religious education […]

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Sport

Looking back at Andrew Demetriou’s AFL legacy

0 Comments 26 March 2014

He may have not been the tallest or strongest man. He may not have been the most athletic, or the most skilled, and he never graced the Australian Football League field with his presence. But Andrew Demetriou impacted the game like few before him. The oft-maligned CEO of the biggest sport in Australia has overseen […]

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Reviews

300: Rise of a franchise

0 Comments 26 March 2014

Every so often, a special kind of film appears in the cinemas. A film that excels in some areas and lacks in others. A film that is lame and predictable, while still being extremely awesome at the same time. 300: Rise of An Empire is one of those films. Those who saw the original 300, […]

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News

MH370 sparks fears for air travel safety

0 Comments 26 March 2014

Australian authorities have reaffirmed the safety of aircraft technology despite the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 sparking worldwide concern over the reliability of air travel. Just after midnight on 8 March Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 departed Kuala Lumpur International Airport, seemingly safe and secure. Less than an hour later, the aircraft disappeared off the […]

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