The Silk Routes: Cultural Exchanges

WORDS | Claire Catacouzinos Commonly known as the Silk Roads, these famous routes linked east Afro-Eurasia with the Mediterranean world. They connected merchants, traders, pilgrims,...

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...

The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman

WORDS | Jack Cameron Stanton I read the Teleportation Accident in light of the recent publication of Beauman’s third novel, Glow, which tells the story...

Buried in Bhutan

WORDS | Cassandra Teo In the United Nation’s World Happiness Report of 2013, it listed ‘happiness’ as an aspiration of every human being. The happiest...

Are video games brainwashing our children?

Words by Raelee Lancaster A recent article in the Daily Telegraph has reignited the debate over the dangers of video games amongst young children. The article,...

The debate continues: Deregulation and government funding cuts

Words by Kristina Cavanna The debate over deregulation continues, with the Federal Government announcing that proposed reforms will “for the first time, enable competition amongst...

Is it possible for Malaysia Airlines to survive?

Words by Amelia Pazderski (Disclaimer: Amelia is a former Macquarie University student, now working in Public Relations) It was the kind of news headline that didn’t...

Moscow never sleeps

WORDS | David Yao. Eastern Ukraine has certainly seen better days. With the large amount of coverage on the crisis and the recent Malaysian...

Is there life on Mars?

Words by Ingrid Pazderski By 2024, humans will be living on Mars. In an effort to create a human settlement on the ‘Red Planet’, a private...

Equal work for equal pay

Words by Ellen Kirkpatrick It may be the 21st century, yet women are still earning less than their male counterparts. Alexandra Hansen, in an article for...

Features

“You’se closed mate?” Reflections of a Non-Essential Essential Hospitality Worker

Words || Navishkar Ram The shutter doors were mostly closed, and the lights were just about to be switched...

Payments Taking Their Toll: A Love Letter to Transurban & Sydney’s...

Words || Navishkar Ram  Our unique complication Western Sydney has been hard-done by. It’s a vast...

Capitalism for Social Good? The Complexities of Entrepreneurship Culture

Words || Shinae Taylor Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have noticed the recent trend celebrating...

Spotlight on Tiny Businesses

Words || Sara Zarriello In our current predicament, we’ve been forced the opportunity (if you will) of getting to...

Why Dick Smith Matters

Words || Joel Karanikas There are many reasons we should be talking about Dick Smith. For any true Australian...