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    March 4, 2015 Confessions of a medieval re-enactor

    As they say in Lochac, “It’s only two weeks to Festival.” In reality, it’s more like 5 weeks until Rowany Festival, but what with the pressure of sewing your own stockings, finding decent wool for a cloak, cooking 100 meat pasties, brewing one last batch of beer and perfecting your rapier technique, Festival will be […]

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    February 9, 2015 Gen Y and Z: Entitlement complex, or a quest for meaning?

    In the late 1950s, Frederick Herzberg conducted surveys on what we now term “The Greatest Generation,” those who fought during WWII. Selecting a group of factory workers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Herzberg asked them “what do you like and dislike about your job?” After months of research and a literature review of thousands of similar studies, […]

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    January 21, 2015 Teaching all of Australia’s history

    After twelve years of living in Australia, my family finally decided to make the journey to Uluru that many other Australians carry out each year. I can still remember sitting on the aeroplane watching in awe as the city and greenery melted away into this amazing expanse of red dust freckled with the occasional robust […]

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    November 5, 2014 “This is not a feminist critique of society. This is a critique on how gender expectations affect the human experience”

    You’re probably wondering who I am. I’m a Year 12 student studying the influences of language on gender in my Extension English class. I never really considered the different aspects of gender until studying the topic, and, honestly, my perspective of the world has had a dramatic change. It’s no secret that the strange pressure-cooker […]