Analysis

We need to talk about Snapchat

0 Comments 06 August 2014

Emma Sinclair Let me tell you a story. It’s a classic story of boy meets girl, girl sends naked photos, boy shares them around to his friends, boy loses girl, boy gets charged with possession of child pornography. Ok, so it mightn’t fit so snugly in a bookshelf alongside Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights, […]

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News

Are young Australians really abandoning democracy?

0 Comments 30 July 2014

The Lowy Institute’s annual poll on attitudes to politics and democracy found a large majority of young people were reluctant to participate in politics and were not happy with the current political system, but others argue the way young people engage in politics is simply changing. The 2014 Lowy Poll is a nationally representative telephone […]

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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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Reviews

Allday’s ‘Startup Cult’ has followers flocking

0 Comments 30 July 2014

Melbourne-based Tom ‘Allday’ Gaynor’s debut album Startup Cult has arrived after a slew of free mixtapes from the former stand-up comedian, marking a solid debut venture for the emcee. While the album is a tier below the best Oz hip-hop releases of 2014 — Thundamentals, Funkoars, Briggs, etc. — Allday’s album shows glimpses of the […]

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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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In-Depth

It’s a long way to the top: How to make it in music

0 Comments 09 July 2014

Fame and fortune are the ultimate goals for many budding musicians, but it’s a long way to the top in a world where everyone is vying for the same spot in the limelight. To find out how they get there, The Under Age spoke to three Melbournians helping musicians achieve this goal. Chris Robinson, Director […]

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In-Depth

Say no to that early bird alarm, sleeping late might be good for you

0 Comments 09 July 2014

The Monday morning struggle out of bed is a concept known to many teenagers (and adults) around the world. With the 7am alarm buzzing against the night stand, it is hard to bring yourself to pull off the covers, get out of bed and find motivation to get you through the long day of maths […]

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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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