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Saturday 5 April 2014
Opinion Politics

newtown high students versus tony abbott: why our generation is smarter than we thought

Michaela Kis
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The media is saturated with messages that Generation Y is entitled, lazy and technology-dependent, but is it fair to be painted in such a way? Since viewing the video of the Newtown High students questioning Tony Abbott, it’s fair to say that perhaps our generation is being judged too harshly. In the nine minutes and…
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Friday 25 October 2013
News

in brief: gen y women overtake their male peers

Emma Nobel
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  Gen Y women prioritise their future financial security ahead of their male peers, the annual Lifelounge Sweeney Research report shows. While one in three young men, aged between 16 to 30, acknowledge they like to live in the moment, only one in four women surveyed said they believed their future would eventually take care…
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Thursday 18 April 2013
Culture Opinion

talking about my generation: why is Gen Y so maligned?

lip magazine
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The generation gap has always been a topical issue. Just what do the older generation do when things begin to change? Will they embrace a new era of modern inventions and ways of life, or will they refuse and forever live in the past? And how do young people perpetuate this change? There have been…
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Tuesday 7 August 2012
Culture Featured

why intergenerational debates are going nowhere

Shannon Clarke
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Once the novelty of university wears off – the parties (if you went to them), the incredible classes you couldn’t take in high school (if you went to those), and the first taste of freedom– you start to realise your days as a student are numbered. When those good feelings disappear, replaced by the sudden…
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Wednesday 1 August 2012
Culture

like a virgin: saving, losing and doing it like gen y

lip magazine
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With Pitbull taking girls back to his Hotel Room, and Katy Perry frolicking about with milkshake breasts that spray whipped cream, it’s not surprising that Generation Y has been labelled ‘promiscuous’ or that virgins are classified as a dying breed. Gen Y, however, isn’t losing its innocence as fast as society seems to believe… The…
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Friday 13 April 2012
Featured Opinion

‘Generation me’ – why i am a self-confessed, selfish Gen Y-er

Zoya J. Patel
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Gen Y are called a lot of things, a lot of the time. We’re accused of being brats with low attention spans, who don’t know the meaning of hard work, are unoriginal (hence the vintage obsession), and who can’t commit to anything for longer than five minutes. It goes without saying that we’re considered to…
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Thursday 9 February 2012
Opinion

Gen Y – the anxiety generation

lip magazine
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There are periods in life that are unavoidable, expected and yet still manage to knock you off your feet when they come your way. For many students, it’s that moment when the stress seems so overwhelming you begin to find those brash university pamphlets on mental health a fairly accurate description of your current state…
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Tuesday 31 January 2012
Books

lip lit: kate bussmann, a twitter year: 365 days in 140 characters or less

Freya Dumas
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Chances are if you’re reading this, you’re a Gen Y (meaning you were born between 1980-2000, though these dates are not clearly defined). Gen Y are sometimes referred to as the Millennial Generation, Generation Me and the Net Generation. Gen Y is stereotyped as having Peter Pan syndrome, being disrespectful to authority figures, having a sense…
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