The Top 8

“Change pen colour for each new topic,” says Nina. “Your notes become colour-coded to help you visually separate and recall the details of one topic from another. 1. Preview for the big picture Review your…

Untitled

My nose is numb. Is it still there. My warm breath Cuts through frozen air. Another cold night City winds down. The journey home Begins in town Streets lit up Red orange green Grinding to…

The Independent SHE

Being a mother is a wonderful job. I want to congratulate every mother, including myself, who are successfully handling this responsibility. I want to thank my husband, too, for taking on that role in my…

Aurora Internship

I like to joke that I ‘bloomed late,’ starting University at the tender age of 30. For the first year I was in awe of the fact that I was finally here at university. I…

An Alcoholic’s Daughter

An alcoholic’s daughter? Yup, that is me! I don't know why you tear me up inside I don't know why you seem to not understand I don't know when you became one of them Nor…

Chronically Fed-Up

Dear Student Body, My friends think I don’t want to see them anymore. My parents think I’ve disowned them. And if I fail this last semester, it is definitely not my fault. I swear! Okay,…

Two Birds One Scone: Club at La Trobe…

VISION: “not about changing the world, but changing someone’s world…” Having saved 3, 500 kg of unsold food collected from campus vendors in 2016, Two Birds One Scone continues to minimize food wastage by collecting,…

Two Years Lonely

I haven’t had a job in over two years. Well, I had a job, poor excuses for one really, but I looked after my study, you see? I came to the game late, so I…

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on the edge Philosophised and scratched his head, What came first the egg or the chicken?... He saw his mother in the henhouse, pickin'. He thought the answer to the question, concrete.…