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…

Dear Scott Morrison…

Dear Scott Morrison, you chose to become Prime Minister. You didn’t have to put up your hand for the leadership of the Liberal Party, but you did. Therefore, any criticism towards you is valid and highlights the passion of the people you are meant to lead. Dear Scott Morrison, while the country was suffering, you…

Should euthanasia be legalised?

Euthanasia is an increasingly talked about topic within society today. It is controversial and personal, but lobby groups are already flooding support for legislative change. This begs the question, should euthanasia be legalised?  I want to start by making this very clear, euthanasia is terrible. Whenever a life is lost, it is immensely distressing for…

Why I Love Hope

‘Everything that is done in this world is done by hope.’ When someone mentions the word ‘hope’, what comes to mind? Does it remind you of your childhood and the hope of receiving a specific present at Christmas? Or does it remind you of different traumatic circumstances where you hoped for a different outcome? Although…

The Music Roundup: Week 2

10 songs on repeat this week:  Good News by Mac Miller (2020)- A emotionally potent track made all the more tragic considering Miller's unfortunate passing in 2018 complete with light production and a show-stopping performance from the rapper Lost in Yesterday by Tame Impala (2020)- Another single off the Australian's forthcoming LP, this song sees Parker…

Iran Strikes Back

Today’s retaliation by Iran may come as a surprise to many, but it shouldn’t. The Middle East has been an area of increasing tension over the past few years, and President Trump’s actions by assassinating Qasem Soleimani was always going to spark violence. The Iranian attack comes in response to the US killing of Iran’s…

The Music Roundup: Week 1

Welcome to a brand new series on this blog! Each week, guest author Alex Driscoll will take you through the music scene. From top songs, album reviews and featured articles, this series will delve deep into all forms of music. We hope you enjoy! 10 songs on repeat this week: 1. Lullaby by Low (1994)-…

America vs Iran

Many people are referring to today’s events as the start of a possible world war. For now, nothing is certain except that more violence will occur. United States President, Donald Trump, ordered the assassination of Iran’s most important military leader, Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani. The killing of General Suleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force,…

New Year's Resolutions

Happy new year to everyone! I pray that throughout this next year, you can cherish the moments of joy, remember that there is always hope and persist even when times become tough. Each year when New Year’s Eve comes around, the discussion turns to new year’s resolutions. What do you want to change in your…

2019 in Review

This year has been eventful. From Trump to Brexit to the Australia election, political discussion has dominated the media landscape and has resulted in many forgettable moments. Moreover, natural disasters have been ever-present this year, such as the White Island eruption and the Australian bushfires, causing significant harm to local communities. This year has also…

The Danger of Adventure Tourism

Recently, on White Island, New Zealand, a volcano erupted killing at least 8 people. On the day of the disaster, tour groups were visiting the volcano just like any other day. This recent event begs the question, who is at fault for disasters in areas of adventure tourism? Are people just incredibly unlucky, or are…