Advice Column: I Think I’m In Love With My Cat

WORDS | Manisha Josephraja Q: My kitty is such a sweetie and recently I’ve become really close to him. He always smells really good, he has...

Should Australia “ban the burqa”?

 Words by Rana Al-Shibly Prime Minister, Tony Abbott called them "confronting"; Liberal Senator, Cory Bernardi called them "un-Australian"; and Speaker of the House, Browyn Bishop...

Puff the Magic Dragon

WORDS | Ben Nour Weed, pot, hash, grass, hemp. There are numerous slang words used to refer to cannabis and seemingly just as many films,...

Parking, Parking, Parking

WORDS | Kieren Ash Is the cost of parking taking you for a ride? If anybody knows the value of a dollar, it’s us – the...

Gough Whitlam (1916 – 2014)

“Everywhere we look in our remarkable modern country, we see the hand and work of Whitlam” (Bill Shorten, 21 October 2014) Edward Gough Whitlam was...

Book Review: The Book Thief

WORDS | Raelee Lancaster The Book Thief is the fifth novel to come from Australian author, Markus Zusak. The narrator is Death, which gives a...

Unveil Jesus of Nazareth: Why Do We Think He Was White?

WORDS | Claire Catacouzinos Art history over the years has depicted Jesus as white, blue eyed, with long shoulder length hair and a long beard. Where...

Marxism OR Catholicism

WORDS | Jordan Heckendorf On Thursday 16 October at Macquarie University,  I attended a lecture entitled “Pope Francis versus Capitalism: Where does Marxism end and...

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Words by Emma Vlatko Just days after the Hong Kong Government cancelled formal negotiations with student activists, forcing over 10,000 pro-democracy supports back onto the...

Getting prepared for the bushfire season

Words by Amelia van der Rijt Bushfire season is once again upon us, and with temperatures tipped to soar ten degrees above average, the NSW...

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Review: When things fall apart by Pema Chödrön

Words || James Booth “I just really want to learn more about Buddhism”. I am sitting on the bed of my partner, and he gleefully...

Review: Oceans from here

Words || Ellie Sindel Located on Sydney’s famous Oxford Street, surrounded by cafés and various storefronts proudly displaying the Pride flag, stands the Australian Centre for...