Monthly Archives: November 2019
How to Make Camping Happen
I’ve been trying to set up a camping trip for weeks. I’ve wanted to go for so long, but things keep popping up. How do I get the push to just go
Getting Over Overthinking
Is it just me or have some of you found periods in your life where you’ve gotten into this habit of overthinking things? I find that this mostly happens to me at particularly stressful times. I find that I try to almost forensically pick apart a problem or a situation but get nowhere near a […]
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Bickering, Squabbling, and Heated Arguments
So much yelling. The hurling of opinions. Attempting to phrase something in a clever (but somewhat disingenuous) way to make an opponent look foolish. Why is it so common to fall into this situation? Bickering, squabbling, and heated arguments.
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Goal: Learn to Surf
Once University is over for the semester, I always get a burst of energy to make plans and set goals for the summer. This year, one of my goals for this summer is to learn to surf.
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In my last exam, I was preoccupied with answering all the questions and trying to fit an entire semester’s worth of learning into my answers. My hand was sore from writing so many words. My notes were arranged in a disorganised mess all around me. I finished the final question and looked up. Time was […]
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When to Step In?
I did psychology as a subject in year 12. One of the topics was bystander apathy. Our teacher outlined the case of a horrific murder taking place in an apartment block. People in adjoining apartments did nothing, in spite of very audible cries for help. All it would have taken was for someone to make […]
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So Now That That’s Done
For the majority of you, exams are done. Done, dunzo, dusted. For some of you, that will also mean the end of your degree (a.k.a. life as you know it). Holidays are a really exciting time but can also be quite unsettling, as your routine has been completely upended and you no longer have the […]
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In Praise of: The Adelaide Central Markets
The Adelaide Central Markets are one of the best things about our great city. The variety of produce available, from the freshest possible fruit and vegetables to the scrumptious pastries and cheeses and, of course, the array of revitalising coffee options, means there really is something for everyone.
Review: The Heart’s Invisible Furies
John Boyne’s The Heart’s Invisible Furies opens in 1945 in the small, conservative village of Goleen in west Cork, Ireland. Instead of a nostalgic introduction to Boyne’s homeland of sweeping cliffs and vibrant greenery, the novel begins inside a church where Father James Monroe denounces pregnant 16-year-old Catherine Goggin as a whore, before banishing her […]
Is Apple’s ‘The Morning Show’ Any Good?
The Morning Show is Apple’s first foray into original TV content and, thus, has a lot of hype to live up to. It stars A++ list celebrities Jennifer Anniston (in her first TV role since Friends) and Reese Witherspoon (backing up from the triumphant Big Little Lies). Steve Carrel also plays a Matt Lauer-esque morning […]