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Friday 28 August 2015
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why you should wear it purple today

Clara Borg
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On their website, Wear It Purple’s argument is stated plainly and simply: to see ‘young people everywhere [knowing] that they have the right to be proud of who they are’. Celebrated in August each year, their call-out is also simply stated: ‘Wear purple [today] if you agree!’ Of course, the convictions and aspirations of initiatives…
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Tuesday 26 August 2014
Featured

our generation: the leaders of today

Shaza Barbar
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‘Today’s youth are the leaders of tomorrow.’ It’s a phrase often touted by well-meaning experienced leaders to inspire young people. But from the Tiananmen Square Protests to the Arab Spring, young people have always been key instigators of change in the fight for social justice. Growing up with the Internet, our generation has the resources…
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Thursday 10 April 2014
News

in brief: teen ‘sexting ring’ busted

Shannon O'Keefe
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In the US state of Virginia, over 100 middle school and high school teenagers have been caught in what has been described as a ‘sexting ring’. This has spanned over six US states and the police have uncovered over 1000 naked or revealing photos of under-aged teenagers. The images were discovered on an Instagram account…
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Thursday 5 December 2013
News

in brief: the findings of mission Australia’s annual youth survey released

Ruby Grant
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The findings from Mission Australia’s annual youth survey of the concerns of around 15 000 young people aged 15-19 have been released. The aim of the survey is to ‘explore what young people value, their issues of concern, where they turn for support, their engagement in community activities and feelings about the future.’ And this…
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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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Thursday 17 November 2011
Music

thank you for the music

lip magazine
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Someone wise once described music to me as the most underestimated force in the world. They were right. It has the capacity to make us laugh, make us cry and think, all without stopping to realise why. It is the most real thing in this world, brutally honest, and raw. Listening to the latest album…
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Wednesday 12 October 2011
Culture Featured

(sex)uality: they grow up so fast

Dunja Kay
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Some time ago, I was privy to more private information about a girl whose name I don’t know than many of my close friends, simply because I was sitting near her on a train. I was certain that the conversation she was having with her friends would yield many a (sex)uality column due to the…
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Tuesday 11 October 2011
Opinion

direction-less or less direct?

Chloe Wheeler
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It’s no secret that I was once more concerned with the prospect of being single for the rest of my life than I was with that of what I would do, professionally, for the rest of my life. Contrary to the aspirations of my overly romanticised and slightly vivid imagination, we are no longer living…
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Sunday 4 September 2011
Culture

interview: olivia dikambi, a young CEO

Erin Stewart
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Olivia Dikambi is an inspirational, entrepreneurial young woman. Aged just 24, she has already represented over 50 clients in the entertainment industry and has spent the last year running her own PR agency in New York. This interview with Olivia Dikambi covers what inspires her, how to succeed and lead in a competitive industry like…
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Wednesday 3 August 2011
Culture Featured

Y so lonely?

Emma Koehn
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Are you lonely? It sounds like a question that Joey would ask Pacey, right? So much has the idea of ‘loneliness’ been hijacked by mass media, asking if a friend feels alone might seem tacky or eye roll-worthy. But apparently, Gen Y is one of the loneliest groups in society. Over the past few weeks…
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Sunday 24 July 2011
Culture

cheap neon dreams

Emma Koehn
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Worshippers of neon clothing had a reason to celebrate in June. In Melbourne, they lined up throughout the icy night (some wearing thermal jeggings, perhaps) and waited for chain store Zara to open its shiny, security heavy doors. It was a good moment for the fuss free shopper – Zara has taken a sweet while…
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Friday 15 July 2011
Culture

it gets better

Siobhan
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While trolling youtube, I came across a very interesting documentary called “Love me if you dare“. The documentary delves into the thought processes and opinions of people’s interpretation of gender roles and further to that, how the social pressures of these roles impact on lesbian relationships. It’s a very interesting portrayal of the social concepts…
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