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Café Culture of Casual Racism

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At the beginning of the year, I was in Bondi getting a coffee. I was gossiping with the barista about the dodgy history of two of Bondi’s D-list celebrities. I know we shouldn’t have been gossiping, but it was a way for us as two young people to bond despite not having much in common. He then...

The borders that separate us

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When a humanitarian or environmental crisis happens, there is an outpouring of attention and support. This attention and support is often shown through international media attention and sometimes aid. But this frenzy of support and sympathy only lasts for a short amount of time. As the world continues to spin, the gaze of the international community turns elsewhere, but...

What Kind of World Do We Live In?

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Dear Australia It’s been a little over nineteen years since I came to Australia. Nineteen years that you’ve been able to communicate with me through magazines, television programs, comedy skits, government policies, election promises and, sadly, what passes for news, without once listening to my responses. I’ve had constant reminders about how grateful and lucky I am to be here...

The Gap Widens

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Lockdown restrictions have seen a strong shift in the realities and privileges we had, each of them taken away from us; seeing our friends, visiting family and going out. It’s been understandably hard. While those liberties have been taken away and have forced us to stay at home, we have also seen a shift in something greater and more...

Movies to watch this National Unity Week

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National Unity Week is about building knowledge, understanding and respect between all members of our communities. Stereotypes, prejudices and unconscious biases are things that hold all of us back, whether we know it or not. By combatting discrimination in its many forms, we will transform our neighbourhoods, streets, and workplaces into spaces where everyone is welcome. Below is a small...

Bullying is never right

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There should be no reason to bully. Bullying not only hurts the victim, but those around them and the bully themselves. Bullying is a way of cruelty and mistreatment of someone targeted by someone because of either race, belief, religion or even body figure. Bullying is a social problem that can affect anyone, those who are bullied, those who bully,...

Cherish or leave it to perish, help save the endangered animals

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Are you an animal lover? If yes have you ever thought of your favorite animal species being hunted and killed for the needs of us humans? Yes I am talking about the endangered animals in the vast forests and lands, like the dodo and the saber-toothed tiger, they’re at the verge of elimination. Some people call it the evolution of...

The dark side of social media

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Social media platforms have expanded a lot during the past decade. In the beginning, they were very simple, and they mostly only had one purpose, or the purpose we were made to believe... which was connecting people. Nowadays, they are way more complex with other intentions. For example, advertisement is one of the major purposes and uses of social media....

Animal Caretakers; Friend or Foe?

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All animals, big or small, wild, or domestic, deserve compassion. Those snakeskin bags that we use to show off our wealth were once a real snake living through the circle of life. We state that we are animal-lovers, that we do not support animal cruelty... but our consumption habits still lead to animals being abused, tortured, tormented, and tested on...

Sticks and stones may break our bones but words will never hurt

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Bullying never has anything to do with the victim, it’s the bully who is insecure. I believe it is most important to boost the victim so they can talk up to the bully, but bullies must know that pulling someone down will never allow them to rise up. Bullies, you can think of them as predators they attack the weakest...