Tag Archives: Melbourne

Chuggers: The Lowdown

A month or so ago, I was walking back to my apartment after a run. I had my headphones in, I was sweaty and my face was most likely as red as anything. I live on main road where, usually, there’s a charity collecting money for charity. So in my state of absolute lethargy, I […]

NAPLAN: The Olympics for Children

When I was little, I took the AIMS test (now NAPLAN). It didn’t have all the pomp and circumstance that it has now. In fact, I believe at one point, it was actually a surprise! Horrible I know, how dare our teachers spring a test on us that’s actually designed to test our aptitude without […]

State: Changing democracy as we know it?

Social media and I have have a rocky relationship. Some days, I’ll welcome it with open arms. Finally, a place to talk to people without having to actually be in the same room with them. Other days, human connections trump typed words and emoticons. I would rather eat my food without sharing it to faceless […]

Sophie Mirabella Escorted out of my Politics Lecture at Melbourne University

So this morning, something exciting happened in my politics lecture. We had a guest lecturer – former MP Sophie Mirabella – but she couldn’t even be introduced before protesters from the Socialist Alliance arrived and interrupted. The protest went for about 25 minutes until she had to be escorted out by police as it was […]

Let’s try this again shall we?

This is my fourth attempt at starting a blog. That’s not an exaggeration. I genuinely have about three blogs floating around out there that have been neglected. So this time, I hope it’s not an attempt, but a successful venture, because I would love to share with you my ideas and my progress. A few […]