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Tuesday 1 May 2012
Culture

challenges for young people

Erin Stewart
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An array of young people are in a room together competitively solving Rubik’s Cubes. We got lost on the way to the event and a young man with a Rubik’s Cube t-shirt directed us to the hall, saying ‘you won’t miss the rattling of the cubes when you’re close’. He was quite right. The plastic…
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Wednesday 24 November 2010
Culture Featured Opinion

ivanhoe girls’ grammar bans lesbians from ball

Erin Stewart
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Earlier this month, Australia was alerted to an incident involving two girls who wanted to go to their school’s ball together. The school subsequently banned the couple from going to the ball. One of the girls was told either to go with a boy or go alone. The school allegedly gave a number of reasons…
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Wednesday 10 November 2010
Culture Featured Opinion

Growing up faster than ever before

Erin Stewart
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We see the words ‘kids are having to grow up faster than ever before’ all the time in magazines, books and on TV. They especially refer to girls in saying this. Apparently, it’s the case that children are forced out of their precious childhood years too early. They should be free to enjoy themselves more…
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Wednesday 4 August 2010
Culture Featured Opinion

Dolly versus Seventeen

Erin Stewart
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Dolly and Seventeen are both magazines aimed at teenage girls. Dolly though, is sold to girls in Australia and Seventeen is sold to American girls. I thought it would be interesting to compare the two, as a way to see the disparities in American and Australian media. Curious, and enticed by the extremely low sales…
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Wednesday 16 June 2010
Opinion

Sexual Education and its Shortfallings

Erin Stewart
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Whenever I talk to someone from the US education system, or hear about it on TV, I feel lucky to have gone through the Australian system. While we were taught about STDs and how to say ‘no’ to sex, we also learned about many different types of contraception, and the stupidity of the rhythm method…
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Wednesday 23 April 2008
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FORUM AUSTRALIA – Youth Forum

Editor
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GEN Y – WHY NOT? GETTING A GRIP ON GENERATION Y They’re young and savvy with the world at their feet. But Gen Y is also grappling with a greater range of demands and expectations than any other generation before them. GEN Y – WHY NOT? is a youth forum for everyone – young people,…
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Thursday 20 March 2008
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To work or not to work

Rachel Funari
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‘Teenage unemployment is still at an unacceptable high of 18.5 per cent and above 20 per cent in four out of 10 regions across Australia. In one in three regions over the past year teenage unemployment has actually increased.’ I pulled this out of Labor’s Social Inclusion policy document because it seems to be based…
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Monday 4 February 2008
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Babysitting

Tessa Muskett
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Hi everyone! Following your dreams costs money. Throughout the years you may have to work some interesting and not so interesting jobs to earn some good and not so good pay. Babysitting is a job many young people, particularly women, have had some experience of. I once got told that it is because boys just…
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Friday 11 January 2008
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apply now for a unique experience

Michelle
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No internet. No mobile phone. No TV… Think you can handle it? Sailing onboard the Young Endeavour, you’ll be pushed outside your comfort zone as you work with 23 other young Australians from all walks of life and together learn how to sail a 44-metre, square rigged tall ship. Applications are now being accepted –…
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Monday 7 January 2008
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the impact of the media on youth

lip magazine
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- by Kelsey Horvath It is widely known that the media influences young people every day – in things they see, hear, and experience. I decided to interview someone related to this theme to discover how they felt and what they knew about the media’s manipulation of youth. I conducted an interview with Rachel Funari,…
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Thursday 20 December 2007
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true confessions from a serial housemate

lip magazine
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from issue 12: by Jo Clay My name is Jo and I am a serial housemate. I am not talking about reality television. I am talking about life. At last count I have had seventeen housemates in three different countries. Many have been good friends. Some have become my second family (the fake Brady Bunch…
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Wednesday 9 August 2006
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Griffith Review

Rachel Funari
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Hey all, The Griffith Review’s “The Next Big Thing” edition is now online and features writing by Gen x and yers, including me. You can read the full text of the articles that didn’t make it into the print edition (including my piece). I’ve only read the intro so far and will continue reading over…
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