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Wednesday 8 May 2013
Culture Film

film, faces, and outback spaces: interview with alice stephens

Lauren Mitchell
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Cinematographer and virtuoso Alice Stephens has a breadth of experience under her belt. At the ripe old age of 21 she has dabbled in analogue film, music videos, documentaries, short films and promotional videos. After a debut screening at Flickr Festival, Stephens has hit the ground running, turning her fervency for film into a nine-to-five…
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Tuesday 16 April 2013
Culture Opinion

Is it ok: to correct grammar?

Elizabeth Flux
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I know that by choosing this as a topic, I am also dancing with danger. Everyone with an Oxford Dictionary and a penchant for pedantry will be cracking out both their magnifying glass and their fine toothed comb, ready to pounce on any mistake I make as well as putting a tick in their alliteration…
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Wednesday 3 April 2013
Featured Opinion

is it okay: to cry?

Elizabeth Flux
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It’s all very simple. If someone is crying, then they are sad. Or really happy. Or relieved. Or in pain. Possibly they’re just really empathetic towards that other person who is crying. Maybe they just ate something spicy. Actually, take back what I originally said. Crying is confusing and I have no idea what is…
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Thursday 21 March 2013
Opinion

is it ok: to walk home alone?

Elizabeth Flux
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It’s 3am and my knuckles are white from holding on so tightly to my keys. A while back someone whose face and name has faded from the memory of conversation told me that it’s actually bad to use your keys as a makeshift knuckleduster, and I remember nodding and then subsequently forgetting what exactly their…
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Wednesday 6 March 2013
Culture Opinion

is it okay: to have enemies?

Elizabeth Flux
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It was that strange transition time you go through as a seven year old when you are one of the last few people still calling erasers “rubbers” and defiantly fighting off the pointed giggles coming from the girls who don’t actually realise why that is funny.  Puberty was a little way away, bra shopping was…
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Wednesday 6 March 2013
Culture Featured

“…and you say rape culture doesn’t exist”

Elizabeth Flux
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Like most young women, Gemma Beale has had her fair share of harassment and unwanted attention, and at midnight one night she decided she’d had enough. Rape culture is an undeniable aspect of our society, and now through the use of social media and tumblr, Gemma is shining a light on the all too common…
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Thursday 21 February 2013
Featured Opinion

is it okay: to have hairdresserphobia?

Elizabeth Flux
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I have an irrational fear of going to the hairdresser. It’s not that I think they’re going to come after me with scissors or aggressively dye my hair ridiculous colours whilst laughing malevolently, but my hesitancy is enough to make me put off making an appointment for as long as possible. Generally I can hold…
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Wednesday 6 February 2013
Featured Opinion

is it okay: to not exercise?

Elizabeth Flux
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After 23 years I have finally given up hoping to be bitten by a radioactive spider and/or waiting for my mutant powers to kick in, and have grudgingly resigned myself to the fact that I will actually need to exercise in order to be fit. This isn’t the first time I’ve tried. Every so often…
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Tuesday 22 January 2013
Featured Opinion

is it okay: to watch infomercials?

Elizabeth Flux
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I like to think of my mind as a fortress; that if I came across some Jedi or The Doctor I’d hang on to my scrap metal and see through any psychic notepaper that got thrust my way. But recently I’ve begun to doubt this, and the reason is infomercials. If you don’t know what…
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Tuesday 15 January 2013
Featured Opinion

is it okay: to not be a real adult?

Elizabeth Flux
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Despite what my age may tell you, I am not a real adult. While I can legally drink, smoke, vote, go to jail and buy spray paint cans, none of this changes the fact that underneath it all, I am a twelve year old that is just pretending. It’s starting to become a problem, as…
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Monday 14 January 2013
Culture Featured

status kill: the world’s first social network action hero

Elizabeth Flux
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Agent Denton Sparks is good at his job, so long as there is nothing on his favourite social network, TweetFacester, to distract him. Status Kill is a web series created by New Yorker Jesse Cowell who, much like his protagonist, is obsessed with social media of all kinds. Through nine episodes released at fortnightly intervals,…
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Thursday 6 December 2012
Featured Opinion

is it okay: for women to use the men’s bathroom?

Elizabeth Flux
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It’s 1am, the music’s loud, the place is full, and so is your bladder. You can see the line from here and the bathroom door wedged open by a girl who’s staring balefully at the wall. Behind her, two friends shriek loudly whilst sneaking sideways glances at the same guy across the room. You can…
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Friday 16 November 2012
Featured Opinion

is it okay: to deny a friendship request?

Elizabeth Flux
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Friend requests are more exciting online than they are in real life. It is hardly surprising; if you translate the scenario to a real world example, things are more likely to be creepy and awkward than anything else. There you are in your pyjamas, sitting at home, when all of a sudden there is a…
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Tuesday 30 October 2012
Featured Opinion

is it okay: for a woman to order large?

Elizabeth Flux
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A few weeks ago I went out for lunch with a friend. It was noodle soup. I’d been there before and he hadn’t. We ordered different sizes. When the waiter approached our table holding the large, he looked at my friend and said, ‘I assume this is for you.’ Naturally this resulted in everyone feeling…
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