Choir, a Natural Destressor

A way to beat those uni blues- making friends and having fun I remember when I first discovered La Trobe had a choir, at an O-Week stall. I was stoked – a choir at uni?…

A University Student’s Guide to Self-Care

Are you struggling to pay attention during lectures? Tired? Overwhelmed? Do you find yourself counting down the days until mid-year break? This is a guide to taking care of yourself while you’re studying at university,…

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,…