Misconceptions, Talking Tough Topics and Diversity in Young Adult Fiction

Words || Alexander Basto Young adult fiction has become somewhat of a phenomenon in the literary sphere. It is a market that is worth millions...

Exam Advice from People Who Actually Know What the Hell We’re Talking About

End-of-session exams are almost over, so if you’re not done revising you’re almost certainly going to fail and live out the rest of your...

Caring For The Minorities: Embracing the T and the I

Words || Danny Zheng  It was a cold and windy evening when I had the chance to hear the words of Macquarie’s former LGBTIQ Student...

Actually Fine: An Interview with comedian Rhys Nicholson

Words || Isaac Nellist Rhys Nicholson is an award winning comedian who is a permanent fixture on the local Sydney comedy scene. He has headlined...

Creative Profile: Paden Hunter

Name: Paden Hunter Age: 26 Instagram: paden_h Website: padenthunter.com What artists have had a strong impact on you personally? Hmm, that's a tough one, Egon Schiele's racey watercolours were really formative, even...

Meet The Editors: The ‘Daddy’ Issue

To celebrate the release of the 'Daddy' issue, Grapeshot thought we'd kick off the university year with a bang by having the team answer...

Creative Profile: Brittney Klein

Name: Brittney Klein Age: 22 Instagram tag: @brittney.klein What artists have had a strong impact on you personally? The first artist I really loved and really influenced me...

Q&A with Jasmine Noud, 2017 President of the Macquarie University Women’s Collective

Words || Angela Heathcote When did you first decide you were a feminist? It was during high school; I always knew I believed in equality, and that...

The People and Art on Melbourne’s Streets

Words & Photos || Hans Lee In Melbourne on vacation, I pick up my camera to do some grunge shooting - I'm here for the...

Rock Bottom: The Simpsons Shitposting Meme Overlords of Oz

As Matt Groening hits our shores for the Sydney Opera House's Graphic festival next weekend, we pick the brain of Matthew Carter, one half...

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...