The Music Roundup Week 6: Movies, TV Shows and Video Games with excellent Soundtracks

10 songs on repeat: 1. Run by Joji (2020)- The former YouTube agitator is really starting to come into his own, his soulfully sad Run being the best entry into the singer-songwriters already expansive discography. 2. So.Incredible.pkg by Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats (2020)- Chock full of sharp one-liners, Star Wars references, Curry proves himself as one…

2020 Australian of the Year

Recognising the people tirelessly working in our communities to support others is essential. The Australian of the Year Awards aims to highlight these people and their contributions to Australia. I would also like to showcase the impact this year’s winners are having. 2020 Australian of the Year: Dr James Muecke Dr James Muecke has been…

Canberra Legalises Marijuana

Is this the start of a cannabis movement in Australia? Will other states begin to follow? Canberra has become the first city in Australia to legalise cannabis for personal use. Residents over 18 will be allowed to possess 50 grams of marijuana and grow two plants per person. A household can only have 4 plants,…

The Music Roundup: Week 5

10 Songs on repeat this week: 1. Soaked by BENEE (2018)- A staple of the modern Australian/New Zealand alternative pop scene, Soaked is a catchy and incredibly well-produced track. 2. Dance by ESG (1983)- If repetition is done well, then it is often brilliant, such as with this dance-punk track from the all-female New York…

Coronavirus: Should we be worried?

The coronavirus has grown at an alarming rate, leaving medical professionals scrambling to control the outbreak. Should we all be concerned, or can we continue living our lives normally? Currently, the main issue with the coronavirus is that there are so many unknowns. There is no clear evidence on how you can become infected, how…

The Music Roundup: Week 4

10 tracks on repeat: 1. Oblivion by Grimes (2012)- A catchy, atmospheric and synth-driven number of Grimes gorgeous 2012 LP Visions.  2. Fever by Preoccupations (2016)- There is something joyfully vintage about this song, the Canadian four-piece is creating an 80s sounding post-punk number complete with a killer guitar riff. 3. Meat Grinder by Madvillian (2004)-…

Australia Day Controversy

Every year between the 18th to the 25th of January, Australia fiercely debate whether the date of Australia Day should be changed. The same arguments are presented each year, nothing ends up changing, and everyone loses interest by the 27th of January. So, should the date of Australia day be moved? The date of Australia…

What is Cloud Seeding?

If we can control the weather, should we? As many nations enter into a period of drought, and governments look for answers, a new, controversial option is starting to be discussed. That method involves changing the weather, an ethical issue which we must explore more. That method is called cloud seeding. Cloud seeding is a…

The Music Roundup: Week 3

10 Songs on repeat: 1. The Daily Heavy by Oh Sees (2019)- You know a song is going to be good when the beat is laid down by a squeaky toy, building into a heady and infectious psychedelic rock number. 2. Cumberland Gap by David Rawlings (2017)- Heard at the beginning of the new Guy…