State Electorate Profile: Brunswick

Abbey Saxon gives you the political rundown on Melbourne's most (in)famous inner-northern suburb.

Why the Left Sucks: An Inquiry into Campus’s Most Hated Political Group

It is no exaggeration to say that The University of Melbourne is one of the largest breeding grounds for leftist thought in the country. For those of us who have been on campus–walked past the columns

The Aesthetics of Poverty – Why students at UniMelb are so keen to appear poor.

The discourse accusing this so-called ‘student aesthetic’ of fetishising poorness has surfaced within the past year on social media (especially TikTok) and in conversations between students on and off

Satire: Farrago Shuts Down; Honi Soit Now Australia's Oldest Student Publication

As of today, Farrago Magazine, Australia’s oldest student publication, will cease operations under the current four editors.

VCA Students Demand UniMelb to Commit to “Zero Tolerance” Policy

Students at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) are calling on the University of Melbourne to “commit to stronger policies and actions when it comes to sexual assault”, after the University ignore



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Tales From The Valley: Where Did The Bus Go?

Wed 22 Mar 2023

Sci-Fi Dreams to Reality: Designing our Destiny with AI

Wed 22 Mar 2023

The Sonnet

Wed 15 Mar 2023

Dysphoria, Euphoria, and The Body in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Fri 02 Dec 2022

The Facets of Madness: A Momentary Loss of Muscular Coordination

Fri 02 Dec 2022
Three pairs of eyes, becoming gradually larger, containing images of water, people and hands.

A W.I.P. Around the Workshop: Character voice, style, and points of view

How do we as writers create a character’s voice that is interesting and engaging, relatable and likeable?Read Article

Sun 27 Nov 2022
A close-up drawing of a bar, with rows of bottles and two staff members standing and smoking.

Murder on the Dancefloor: Tales from Late-Stage Hospitality—The Dying Venue

She often wondered at what point the owner would concede. The place had mortal wounds and it was simply a matter of timeRead Article

Sat 26 Nov 2022
Five polaroid pictures on a string: a cheese platter, cemetery, broomstick, cauldron, and owl.

Hocus-Pocus Recipes and Rituals: The Future Is Yours, the Future Is Cheese

Time for cheese to truly do its thing! I am now going to show y’all how to do the impossible: stop time.Read Article

Sat 26 Nov 2022
A bright pink cartoon car on a hill under a pink night sky. To the left are text icons with emojis.

Ordinary Phenomena: Mosquito Bites

He’s a handsome thing, with a glowing smile that softens his sharper, more intimidating edges.Read Article

Sat 26 Nov 2022
A sketch of a scared person with monsters under their bed, and cobwebs and ghosts in their room.

Don’t Go Down to the Basement: Why We Shouldn’t Enjoy Horror… and Why We Do Anyway

Writing horror represents a mastery of controlling and releasing tension.Read Article

Sat 26 Nov 2022
A collage of vibrant stickers, some related to bands or pop culture. At the centre is a large eye.

Murder on the Dancefloor: Tales from Late-Stage Hospitality—The Bathroom Stickers

Everything was familiar to him ... It was well-loved, like the spine of a book read dozens of times.Read Article

Tue 22 Nov 2022

Robots and Lawyers: What Being ‘On the Spectrum’ Really Means

In this final column, I want to have a look at a few examples of some stories on screen and in literature that seem to pRead Article

Sun 13 Nov 2022
Glowing green-and-blue outline of twisting rollercoaster tracks, a green bird flying above.

Ordinary Phenomena: Birdmen in Flight

The crowd trickles in and out of lines, lips dulcet and candied, breaths loud and permeating.Read Article

Fri 11 Nov 2022
A half-smiling Selena Sparklemoon, with blue braids and pink sunnies, sips from a purple mug.

Hocus-Pocus Recipes and Rituals: Clearing the Brain Fog

I’m running on empty, and my noggin’s got nothing. It’s a condition you are likely all too aware of: brain fog.Read Article

Thu 10 Nov 2022
A mystical pastel illustration of a sunset with golden-pink clouds over a glistening sea.

Ordinary Phenomena: Snakeskin

You feel her trace the moles carved into the shallow of your skin like they’re constellations.Read Article

Tue 08 Nov 2022
Two characters, with purple and orange skin respectively, embrace in front of a chaotic party scene.

Murder on the Dancefloor: Tales From Late-Stage Hospitality—The Staff Drinks

Echoes of the universe outside passed, barely perceptible, into the world of their intimacy.Read Article

Mon 07 Nov 2022

Filling Up the Static: Rocket, magic and Big Thief’s Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You

In the song “Time Escaping”, the opening bars of percussion clatter reluctantly into view, as if someone’s dropped a paiRead Article

Tue 23 Aug 2022

Dear Diary: The PM's Retrospective Journal

Dear diary, I’m tired of the city life, summers on the run, people tell me I should stay, but I’ve got to get my fun.Read Article

Tue 23 Aug 2022

Column: Futility and the beauty of devastation in Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight is a behemoth in the indie games’ scene, lauded worldwide as “the Metroidvania to end Metroidvanias”. CreaRead Article

Sat 20 Aug 2022

A WIP Around the Workshop: Modern Mythology—Creating Our Own Lore

What about the tales now whispered in apartment buildings around a bowl of popcorn at 2am? Will they too become myths?Read Article

Sat 13 Aug 2022
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