The Music Roundup Week 23: Radiohead Ranked

10 Tracks on Repeat: 1. Spells by Backxwash (2020)- A fast-paced, spooky and downright catchy experimental hip-hop meets horrorcore number off the female rapper's menacingly engaging new LP God Has Nothing to Do With It Leave Him Out of It.  2. Grounds by IDLES (2020)- I doubt an album announcement in 2020 has got me as…

Violent or Peaceful Protest?

Violent protest or peaceful protest? This question has been challenged for centuries, and still, people argue and disagree over the most effective way to protest. The recent black lives matter protests around the world following the death of George Floyd highlighted the tension between two sides of protestors. As one side destroyed all objects in…

The Detrimental Impacts of Inequality on Australia’s Democracy

Australia’s external appearance deceives many from the broken internal reality of the nation. Australia’s beautiful landscapes, relatively peaceful politics and a ‘laid-back’ approach to life leads many to believe that Australia is a land of equality and freedom for all. However, this is far from reality, and inequality in Australia is reaching unprecedented levels, hidden…

The Music Roundup Week 22: Dealing with Musical Burnout

10 Tracks on Repeat: 1. ooh la la by Run the Jewels (2020)- Coming at the opportune time, alternative/experimental hip-hop duo Run the Jewels have come through with an excellent surprise release. The highlight of the stacked LP is lead single ooh la la, a straightforward yet thrilling rap banger complete with some great verses and thumping…

A Deadly Echo Chamber

Everything that has occurred in the world over the past three weeks has been because of one media outlet, social media. Protests, stories, opinions, debates, images and videos regarding the black lives matter movement have been shared on social media saturating many social media platforms. However, although social media makes us connected, it also divides…

#ACAB

My thoughts are scattered, my eyes burn, and my heart hurts. The murder of George Floyd created a shockwave that erupted tensions across the world but particularly in American communities. I can’t put all my perspectives into one, long, analytical article. However, over the next few days, I hope to share with your snippets of…

Domestic Violence: A Broken System

21 women have been killed in Australia by a domestic partner in the last 21 weeks. We have been talking about domestic violence for multiple years now, and the government continues to fund organisations, so why is nothing changing? 4 days ago, a woman in Western Sydney was fatally stabbed by her husband in a…

The Economic Impacts of COVID-19

Written by Guest Author: Aniket Panesar So it’s pretty clear, COVID-19 has not been good for the economy. The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in increased financial market volatility, depreciation of the Australian Dollar and has led to sharp increases in unemployment levels within Australia. Considering this, it has not been a good economic start for…

The Danger of Federalism

The current health crisis impacting each corner of the earth has forced governments to act swiftly. Unsurprisingly, this has resulted in confusion in nations where citizens are under the authority of multiple leaders who give different instructions. This has been the case in Australia, and this is the danger of federalism. Federalism, in the Australian…

Anti-Vaxxers: A Fundamentally Flawed Movement

Stop. I was going to save my breathe on this atrocity, but I’ve had enough. This movement is fundamentally flawed. Anti-vaxxers argue that immunisations are dangerous, they are not. Do I need to say anything more? How many scientific studies, medical professionals, vaccination experts and government advertisement are required to understand that immunisations SAVE lives?…