Monthly Archives: June 2018
Why We Should Ban People
In 1996 and 2007 the Howard Government implemented ‘buy-back schemes’ where compensation was paid to seize privately-owned firearms that were then destroyed. This sounds good in theory, but failed to consider that guns don’t kill people, people do. Clearly, the Howard Government did not realise that guns were never the problem. The dangerous element that really […]
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Netflix Binge: Book Adaptations
Shadowhunters Shadowhunters is based on the bestselling Mortal Instruments series by young adult author Cassandra Clare. There was previously a film adaptation starring Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower, made in 2013—clearly trying to cash in to the young adult book-to-film boom started by the Twilight saga and continued by The Hunger Games. Unfortunately, this […]
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Monet is in Town – A Trip to SA Gallery
Several pieces by the Impressionist masters, including Monet, are on exhibition at the SA Gallery, which is not far from the University of Adelaide. My friends and I went to the exhibition on last Monday, the Queen’s birthday. There are guided tours every day at 11am, 11.30am, 2pm, and 3 pm, until the 29th of […]
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“Everything is politics”, said the politics student. “Everything?” I asked. “Everything,” they said. They reasoned that all the things that are happening in the world today are being driven by a struggle for power. This doesn’t seem to leave much of a place for human reasoning, but I suppose they believed that reasoning is just a […]
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Budgeting Tips for the Impulse Buyer
There’s something you need to know about me: I’m very reward-oriented. I work in the following ways: Wrote an essay? Great, buy that unicorn skirt from Dangerfield. Made that terrifying phone call? Order that red lipstick. Ran for the first time in weeks? Have that chocolate bar.
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Applying for Opportunities
Applying for opportunities seems great, in theory: you’ll write a winning application, you’ll get selected for a residency, or given money, or employed somewhere, and you’ll feel like an all-round successful human being. At least, that’s what I imagine. Every year for the past three, I’ve been determined to apply for all the opportunities available […]
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How Late is Too Late?
Every new semester is going to be the semester that all goes to plan.
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Starting a Book Club
For an entire year, I prevaricated about starting a book club. The premise was simple: I wanted to start a feminist book club with my feminist pals, to read feminist books written by women-identifying or non-binary writers. The catch: I’m an introvert and incredibly scared of rejection. I dislike making events on Facebook and waiting […]
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Exploring Uni #4: Is this Legal?
In concept, it sounds really cool to walk around Uni, just exploring possible places to be. In the real world, it feels quite daunting wandering around Uni, having no idea where you’re going or whether you’re even legally allowed to be where you currently are. To feel better walking around campus looking for THE PLACE requires some thought of the legal […]
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