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Regionate: Week 2

Thank you for introducing yourself with your team video! This week we’ll look at questions like: what is innovation and entrepreneurship, and what are some examples of those concepts? We’ll also look at terms which are related to innovation, such as competitive advantage, creativity and technological advancements. Activity A 5-page (max) PowerPoint, or other software,…

How to recover from 2020

How to recover from 2020

No matter what you went through last year, we can rebuild and regenerate. We’re a month into the new year, and those echoes of 2020 are still bouncing around our skulls and hearts. Lots of us thought we’d wake up in a new season of some prestige TV series, ready to start fresh plotlines, but…

Naomi Osaka: Grandly Slamming It On and Off the Court

Naomi Osaka: Grandly Slamming It On and Off the Court

“I’m done being shy,” Naomi Osaka tweeted back in May. And from what we saw at the 2020 US Open, she wasn’t joking. The 22-year-old professional tennis player, who recently became a three-time Grand Slam champion after her victory at the 2020 US Open, had struggled with shyness her entire life. The issue came to…

Thelma Plum: taking absolutely no prisoners

The Gamilaraay singer is not here for your bullsh*t. She was everywhere last year with Better in Blak, a propulsive album that’s as perfect for getting fired up over racial inequality and bad allies as it is for powering through a to-do list. But where did Thelma Plum come from? She’s been around for aaaaages…

Nathan McGuire: wearing it well

Nathan McGuire: wearing it well

How the Western Australian model is reshaping Australia’s fashion landscape, one pose at a time. Getting scouted on Instagram is the ultimate dream of all of us who look amazing and work well with filters, so it’s nice to see that dream come true for someone like Nathan McGuire. Master of brooding poses and that…

Culture matters – here’s why

Culture matters – here’s why

On Monday 13 July, Associate Professor Megan Williams from the National Centre for Cultural Competence (NCCC) welcomed students to the 2020 Bunga Barrabugu Winter Program. As a Wiradjuri woman, her research focuses on the health of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system.  So for a very brief recap, we thought we’d give you a…

Adrian Eagle: fighting demons with positivity

Adrian Eagle: fighting demons with positivity

And the voice of an angel. Some songwriters go for obscure and hidden meanings, forcing you to work hard to see what they’re talking about. Thankfully there are talents like Adrian Eagle in the world, writing clear and honest lyrics that’ll get you right in the heart, gut and – most importantly – feet. We’re…

Dating in iso

Dating in iso

What do you do when you can’t see your boo? It’s the worst thing ever when you can’t be in the same place as the person you love (or even like-like). And it doesn’t even have to be while there’s a pandemic – maybe you’re in different cities, or they’ve gone away for while and…

Confessions of a Game-a-holic: How to use this to your advantage

Confessions of a Game-a-holic: How to use this to your advantage

Ah yes, the feeling of defeating that last player or completing a game. We’ve all felt that moment of satisfaction. But sometimes this hobby can slowly manifest into an addiction. When you get on discord and are about to play some games with your friends, does the question, ‘Do I have any homework?’ even cross…

5 good things that came out of the bushfires

5 good things that came out of the bushfires

We find good news where we can, alright? No doubt you’ve heard plenty about the devastation and pain and koala-murder that came with Australia’s most recent batch of fiery awfulness. We don’t need to add to that with reminders about koala-murder. So instead, here are five good things that came from the bushfires! (Fair warning,…

Yabun 2020: Celebrating 250 Years Of Survival

Each year Yabun is such a culturally rich experience, and this year was no exception! Every single time that I head out to Yabun I’m always filled with mixed emotions; excitement to see the acts, performances and dances, anxious to see the mob that I have been missing, and sadness because this is a festival…

Triple J Hottest 100 2019

Triple J Hottest 100 2019

Hottest 100 day is coming up fast and let’s just say I think it can’t come fast enough. What a great year of music we have just had, and I really do believe that this countdown is going to be a nail biter! My Votes I had an excess of 25 songs that I wanted…

How to talk to a friend if you think they’re in trouble

How to talk to a friend if you think they’re in trouble

Sometimes problems seem unsolvable, but if you can lend a hand, it can work wonders. Everyone has friends who are oversharers, telling you everything that’s going on in their lives in great detail. But we also have those intensely private friends who don’t talk about anything if they can help it. If that oversharer has…

Four young people who were killing it in 2019

Four young people who were killing it in 2019

Here’s some inspo if you’re looking to get on the list. There are many fields in which you can make your mark: art, music, politics, fashion, being really good at Mario Kart… Here are some young people currently crushing all opposition in their quest to be the GOAT. At least until they age out of…

Organisations that are making a difference

Want to join the people improving the world? Here are some solid options for you. Sometimes you hear about the bad things happening out there in the world, and wonder what is being done. Who’s standing up and fixing things? How can you join them? Keep that sense of injustice burning, friend, because these four…

Homelessness in Australia: One magazine that’s making a difference

Homelessness in Australia: One magazine that’s making a difference

Who knew a magazine could get someone off the streets?

Want to get into podcasting?

It’s easier than you think, especially if you’ve got something to say. And a microphone. Or a microphone app. Get your research done There are heaps of podcasts out there, ready and waiting for your earballs. Before you embark upon your own recording adventure, listen to a bunch of them and take notes. Do you…

What to do on your gap year

If you need a breather between school and uni (or whatever’s next), eyeball these angles. Some people slide straight from the HSC into their first uni lecture. They seem to have somehow joined campus clubs and become editor of Honi Soit over the summer holidays. But if that’s not you – if you need to…

Who is she? Amazing women you’ve never heard of!

Who is she? Amazing women you’ve never heard of!

Throughout history, there have been countless numbers of women who changed the world as we know it today and achieved what had been believed to be the impossible. But how many of them do you know?  Ching Shih, badass priate Born in 1775, Shih began her career as a pirate when she met Captain Zheng…

How to deal with feedback

How to deal with feedback

Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, sometimes it’s even useful!

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