STEAMing Ahead

STEAMing Ahead

South Australia is quickly becoming the prime location for those looking for employment in the STEM fields. For those who are uncertain, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths. These fields currently offer diverse career opportunities, from medical advancements to the Australian Space Agency. However, there is one a vital component to STEM fields: [...]

You Make A Life By What You Give: Volunteering in Australia

You Make A Life By What You Give: Volunteering in Australia

“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” – Winston Churchill.   The official definition of volunteering states: “Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain.” A 2016 survey by Volunteering Australia said that 48% of Australians take part in formal volunteering, [...]

Fetishising His Own Sadness: The World of BoJack Horseman

Fetishising His Own Sadness: The World of BoJack Horseman

Firstly, I must issue a spoiler warning. I can’t really talk about a series like BoJack Horseman without allowing spoilers into my discussion – that being said, they’ll be kept to a minimum.   The series’ protagonist, the eponymous BoJack Horseman, is the product of a poisonous relationship, and has subsequently been nurtured by alcoholism, [...]

Israel’s Eurovision Win is Problematic But So is Attacking a Musician

Israel’s Eurovision Win is Problematic But So is Attacking a Musician

There's no denying that this year's Eurovision winner is a controversial one. While some fans argue that politics have no place in the annual song contest, others have voiced their outrage that a nation currently committing human rights atrocities is now slated to host the competition in 2019. The conflict between the Israeli government and [...]

Our Giddy Aunts: Queer Readings of Mentors in Children’s Fantasy Fiction

Our Giddy Aunts: Queer Readings of Mentors in Children’s Fantasy Fiction

With the recent revelation that Dumbledore, our favourite gay wizard, won’t be all that gay in the next Fantastic Beasts movie, I think it’s fair to say that the tide has finally turned; J. K. Rowling’s table-scrap representation is no longer enough. Readers are no longer satisfied with post publication declarations that an unaddressed, unimportant [...]