Learning Consent

Words || Yasaman Rowshanbaksh Consent (noun): permission for something to happen This is common sense stuff right? Don’t touch or do something to anyone unless you...

1-in-3

Words || Mariah Hanna  Last year my friend had an abortion. It happens to 1 in 3 women so it was bound to happen to one...

From Here to There: A discussion of the current climate of violence against...

Words || Katelyn Free I remember the first time I thought it would be a good idea to put my car keys between my fingers....

A student was refused entry into last night’s ‘A Moment of Truth’ talk

Words || Max Lewis  Last night the Macquarie University Liberal Club held an event titled 'A Moment of Truth: Is it the new hate speech?"...

The News is Broken: How social media journalism is perpetuating dangerous news consumption

Words || Christina Athanasopoulos The media is in crisis. The news is fake. Nothing can be trusted. We are stuck in a perpetual echo chamber and...

Fuzzy Feedback: How TV journalism may be impacting our laws with questionable consequences

Words || Katelyn Free I love Sarah Ferguson. She has serious earned real-estate in the professional girl crush section of my heart. The show she...

Labor VS Liberal: Should Australia have stronger censorship laws?

A LABOR PERSPECTIVE - Lachlan McGrath The greatest strength of our democratic system is that governments are held to account by the people, and if...

Show’s over, go home: Trump’s achieved world peace and everything is fine

Words || Katelyn Free ‘The media. This is a big gathering of media, I will say. Makes me feel very uncomfortable’. President Trump never really...

Suck it up: Are single-use plastic bans pointless?

Words || Lucy MacCulloch On 1 July 2018, Coles and Woolworths joined the likes of Aldi and IGA and banned plastic bags from all NSW stores....

Previously on Grapeshot

Words || Katelyn Free Welcome back to another beautiful semester at Macquarie University. There’s the sweet scent of mass construction in the air, the new...

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