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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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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
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Dating App Armageddon

I’m in bed on Hinge. I scroll through a couple of photos on a profile and then hit the cross in the bottom left corner. Read Article

Sun 13 Nov 2022
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Empathy and Entropy: Mobile Gaming’s Advertising Dystopia

We are deep within the entropy of hyper casual mobile gaming. New apps are uploaded every single second, often as previoRead Article

Sun 13 Nov 2022
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The Aesthetics of Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The Animal Crossing franchise’s cosy aesthetics and relaxed gameplay have enjoyed wild popularity, especially since the Read Article

Sun 13 Nov 2022
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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
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The ‘VAPE NATION’ To Sad Girl Pipeline: How Melbourne’s Vaping Epidemic Is Fuelling Mental Illness

If you live in Melbourne—or anywhere really—you’ll be aware of the rise of disposable vapes and their many enthusiasts. Read Article

Fri 04 Nov 2022
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“Giving It All Away” (to him): Analysing Phallogocentrism in Helen Garner’s Monkey Grip

Bitches love Monkey Grip. And by bitches, I mean me, and every other indie kid and/or English/Creative Writing major in Read Article

Fri 04 Nov 2022
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Review: A World With No Shore by Hélène Gaudy

Fri 04 Nov 2022
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Review: Seven Kinds Of People You Find In Bookshops by Shaun Bythell

Laughably and Painfully AccurateRead Article

Fri 04 Nov 2022
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Review: Let’s Talk About Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Fri 04 Nov 2022
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A Message to the Uni Gods: Change Your Extension Policies

Extensions, huh? You can’t really get through uni without needing one at least once, but boy do they make it an absoluteRead Article

Fri 04 Nov 2022
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When ‘Less Is More’ Is Too Much

Those of us who have been subjected to feminine beauty standards will remember with some contempt the ‘Instagram makeup’Read Article

Fri 04 Nov 2022
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Loving/Hating DALL-E

I’m fidgeting in a swivel chair as we wait for Craiyon, formerly known as DALL-E mini, to spit out images for the text pRead Article

Fri 04 Nov 2022
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Can Electronic Music Still Conjure the Future?

It became apparent to late writer Mark Fisher that around the mid-2000s, electronic music as a genre had failed to produRead Article

Mon 17 Oct 2022
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Who is the Cool Girl? The evolution of coolness in a culture that thrives off impermanence.

We’ve all seen her, in some way or another, in some time or place. The illusive walk, the ethereal mystique, the silent Read Article

Mon 17 Oct 2022
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Abortion in Australia

As of September 2021, abortion practices have been legalised under Australian law nationwide. It’s been a long journey, Read Article

Mon 17 Oct 2022
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Social Media and the Body Image Crisis

Mon 17 Oct 2022
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The College Captain to Green Hair Pipeline

I loved high school. I loved my teachers and my friends. I loved immersing myself in my subjects and my role as College Read Article

Mon 17 Oct 2022
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WHY AM I CRYING OVER 18 YOUNG MEN?

But just like that. After 20 years of nothing but constant support. This is how the North Melbourne Football ClubRead Article

Mon 17 Oct 2022
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Women in Muscles

I’ve been working out since I was in my early teens. Not always consistently, and very rarely well, but I grew up with aRead Article

Mon 17 Oct 2022
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A Love Letter to the Seventies

I can still remember where I was the first time I heard ‘Everything I Own’ by Bread. I remember who with me at the time Read Article

Sun 16 Oct 2022
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EDITION SIX 'RETROFUTURISM' AVAILABLE NOW!

Our last print edition of 2022 is here! This wild, visionary edition is filled with burning nostalgia, glittering hope, and tantalising visions of the future, past, and present.

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