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Thursday 17 November 2016
Featured Opinion

dear madame secretary: an open letter to hillary clinton

Jess Coates
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Dear Hillary, It is with a heavy heart I write you. In the days since the election, I’ve grieved with much of the international community. The outcome of this election has left many scared for what the future holds, especially for women and minorities. I cannot tell you how much I wish this were a letter…
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Tuesday 8 November 2016
Featured Politics World

an open letter to donald trump

Adrianna Zappavigna
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Dear Mr. Trump, I’d like to start by saying this letter does not come from a strongly political place. These days, I find myself heavily disillusioned with politics in my own country, let alone yours. I have no interest in taking sides and my decision to write this letter was not politically motivated. I felt…
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Thursday 11 February 2016
Featured Opinion Politics World

the feminist vote: clinton vs sanders

Eden Faithfull
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Since the time of Julius Caesar, politics has had the profound ability to polarise the members of a community. Even in our relatively peaceful contemporary era, allegiant political supporters have their back-stabbing daggers at the ready – and for much less than the subjugation of the Roman Republic. In the months leading up to the…
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Tuesday 21 July 2015
Featured Health Sexuality World

does obamacare offer cheaper contraception than australia’s medicare?

Natalie Rose Corrigan
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  It was only recently that Obamacare, or its less catchy name, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) celebrated its fifth birthday. The plan was introduced with the aim of revolutionising the United States healthcare system. It was a big ambition for a developed country that unlike others, offered no form of basic universal healthcare. Five…
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Sunday 28 June 2015
News Politics World

in brief: donald trump’s racist comments lose him TV contract

Eden Gillespie
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  American politician Donald Trump has lost a TV contact for Miss Universe and Miss USA after posting a series of racist comments on Twitter which targeted Mexicans. Univision, an American-Spanish TV network, has refused to air the pageants which are partly owned by Trump, in response to the presidential candidate’s comments that the Mexican…
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Saturday 27 June 2015
News Politics Sexuality World

in brief: us supreme court finds marriage equality is constitutional right

Sarah Iuliano
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The United States Supreme Court has made a landmark decision to find same sex marriage is a constitutional right for all American citizens. The finding from the 5-4 vote in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges covers all 50 American states and the territory of Puerto Rico. The decision effectively overturns laws in the nation’s…
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Tuesday 21 April 2015
Featured Politics World

campaign 2016: a different side to hillary clinton

Eliza Graves-Browne
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After Hillary Clinton’s announcement that she will be running in the US Presidential Election next year, the drastic transformation of her image from cold and calculating to feminine and soft has raised many questions regarding her policy stances, sincerity and motives. Clinton is no stranger to media spotlight, coming under scrutiny while acting as First Lady…
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Wednesday 4 June 2014
Arts Theatre

grounded: an interview with actress kate cole

Sophie Lamond
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  From 11 June- 12 July this year, the Red Stitch Actors Theatre will present the Australian premiere of Grounded, an internationally acclaimed play written by George Brant and directed by Kirsten von Bibra. Grounded is a solo-drama that tells the story of an F16 fighter pilot, played by Kate Cole.  A  rock star of the…
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Saturday 30 November 2013
Health News

in brief: US supreme court to hear challenge against healthcare plans including birth control

Bridget Conway
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The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge from corporations that believe the recent Affordable Care Act (ACA) shouldn’t provide access to free birth control including the pill and IUDs. Hobby Lobby, a craft store chain, and Conestoga Wood, a cabinet manufacturer, are the two companies that are challenging the Act based upon…
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Tuesday 31 July 2012
Opinion

the lucky ones: australians and higher education

Bridget Conway
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I recently visited my hometown of Michigan, USA, and sat down with a few old high school friends of mine for dinner. I had not seen them in almost four years and we had a lot to catch up on. The conversation went from boyfriends to jobs to school. Near the end of the night,…
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Thursday 21 June 2012
Culture

quick tips for holidaymakers

Melissah Comber
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I’m currently preparing for my first overseas jaunt and have learned a few things that I thought I would share with those who may be as uneducated as I. I apologise now if it turns out these things are Captain Obvious, but hey, my first flight was at 21 years of age, so really, I…
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Friday 17 February 2012
Culture Featured

the men who want obama’s job

lip magazine
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The race to become the Republican Presidential nominee is heating up in America with only four candidates left to battle it out in the remaining primaries. But who exactly are the contenders? Not much is known about these men in Australia and being a politics nerd myself, I think it is only right that I…
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Wednesday 2 February 2011
Culture Music

album review: sleigh bells, treats

Christine Campbell
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I’ve been a fan of electronic noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells since long before that pesky USA Skins promotion. They became big last summer when I was working at an online record store in Brooklyn, thanks to a few key live performances and media spots, and suddenly I heard that infectious noise pop in every dive…
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