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School holidays: More work or more play?

0 Comments 17 June 2015

WITH the holidays rapidly approaching, expectations of what students are to do on this break vary — in the minds of some, the two or three-week period away from school is a chance to relax and take a well-deserved break, but others disagree. The Under Age spoke to four people with different ideas of how […]

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To gap or not to gap?

0 Comments 17 June 2015

IT’S come to that unnerving time of year when Year 12 students across Australia are told it’s time to think seriously about the future. Of immediate concern for most students is the question of what they will do once exams are done and the torture of 12 years is over. For many students, the choice […]

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School policies on queer inclusion at formals vary from acceptance to exclusion

0 Comments 10 June 2015

SCHOOLS across Melbourne vary significantly on whether they allow students to take same-sex partners to formals, with some students accepted while others are left out in the cold. At many schools, the subject of same sex couples attending the formal is an unspoken taboo, with many schools very close-lipped on the subject. Most schools contacted […]

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Bendigo’s newest theatre opens to the public

0 Comments 03 June 2015

BENDIGO’S newest theatre has recently opened for use—an $8 million building project for Bendigo Senior Secondary College (Bendigo Senior) that began in 2010. $28 million of local, state and federal funding enabled the special redevelopment of the heritage listed Sandhurst Gaol. The theatre is a unique collaboration with the Dja Dja Wurrung community. After hundreds […]

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Law industry says academic results less important than “transferable skills”

0 Comments 03 June 2015

VCE Legal Studies students are pushed hard academically, but industry experts indicate that academic results might not be as vital as high school or university students are led to believe. Jenny Poore, a VCE Legal Studies teacher at Trinity Grammar said: “The easiest criteria for [an employer] to judge you with is your [academic] results.” […]

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Holiday homework: Necessary evil or just evil?

0 Comments 03 June 2015

REACHING the end of the school term can be the best feeling in the world, free of teachers, uniform and classrooms. But for most the work doesn’t completely stop—more and more teachers are setting work to be completed over the break. But is it a good idea? The Under Age spoke to students and teachers […]

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Teenagers run to support brain cancer research

0 Comments 27 May 2015

ENCOURAGING thousands to run in support of research into brain cancer, Connor’s Run began in 2013 in memory of Robert Connor Dawes who, at the age of 17, was diagnosed with an anaplastic ependymoma. This brain cancer required extensive surgery which resulted in loss of movement to his right side, impaired vision and severe short-term […]

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Students confront racist images with neo-Nazi graffiti found at school

0 Comments 27 May 2015

GRAFFITI singing the praises of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party was found in the boys’ toilet of an inner-city Melbourne high school, prompting large and anonymous rewards to be offered for information. The graffiti called for the deaths of the school’s sizeable black community, the LGBT+ community and the Asian community. The identity of […]

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Students argue sex ed curriculum doesn’t address sexual equality

0 Comments 20 May 2015

SEX education doesn’t address girls’ regular experiences of sexual harassment in and out of school, according to students at one Victorian high school. Maddie Young is a 16 year old student at Koonung Secondary College in Mont Albert North and detailed her experience with sexual harassment. “One boy used to grab me at any given […]

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Girls at the Centre head south

0 Comments 06 May 2015

DRIVING along a tree-lined Melbourne street under a canopy of vibrant amber autumn leaves, two excited Indigenous girls marvelled at their new environment through the back seat window. The pair from dusty Alice Springs had never been to Melbourne before and, along with 18 others, earned their plane ticket here through hard work with the […]

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