5 Tips for Blogging

Yesterday, I celebrated 1 year of writing on this blog. In my post, I briefly mentioned one piece of advice for aspiring bloggers, and today, I thought I would share 5 tips for blogging which I have learnt over the last year. I am still very new to writing online, and these tips will not…

1 Year of Blogging

Wow. 1 year ago, I started The Levine Lowdown. I had one simple goal, to share my thoughts online. I could not have imagined sitting here writing one year later, but I am incredibly thankful for this blog and what I have learnt from it. I have published 146 articles on this blog over the…

Why we need STRICTER restrictions

Many people around the world are calling for an easing of restrictions. Shouldn’t we at least start to open up some areas? The worst of the virus is in the past, right? If we have learnt anything from this pandemic it should be 2 things, COVID-19 is highly contagious and can be deadly. 3 months…

The Sports Roundup Week 6: Top 5 Sporting Rivalries

Unfortunately, another week with no sport. There was a slight chance that the UFC would go forward with UFC 249, however; the orders of ESPN and Disney prevailed over the strong-minded Dana White. Moreover, the NRL in Australia have committed to re-starting their season on the 28th of May, however; Federal Sports Minister Richard Colbeck…

A Different Easter

This is an Easter period like no other. When families would typically be catching up or travelling, they have been forced inside of their own homes to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Regardless of your religion or spiritual beliefs, I would like to wish you all a Happy Easter! I hope that although we…

The Positives of Coronavirus

This is a horrific and challenging time. There is nothing inherently positive about Coronavirus; it has destroyed economies around the world, broken down businesses and resulted in a widespread loss of life. What the mass media doesn’t provide us with, is hope. The media focus upon the tragic news stories and consistent consumption of this…

The Ruby Princess Disaster

On the 19th of March, the Ruby Princess Cruise Ship was allowed to dock at Circular Quay in Sydney, Australia and all 2700 passengers were given the green light to disembark although 13 passengers had exhibited virus symptoms before reaching Sydney. Out of those 13 passengers who initially showed COVID-19 symptoms, 4 ultimately tested positive…

The Music Roundup Week 14: The Impact of TikTok on the Music Industry

10 Songs on Repeat: 1. Ain't It Funny by Danny Brown (2016)- This Detroit rapper spent the 2010s establishing himself as one of hip-hop's most innovative, wild and engaging voices. Mixing stories of his own criminal past without (glorifying it) with bombastic, experimental beats, Ain't It Funny exposes the pitfalls of fame for modern-day rappers, highlighting that…

George Pell Released

The High Court of Australia has quashed Cardinal George Pell’s convictions, unanimously allowing his appeal. This means that George Pell will be released from Barwon prison today, and no further legal action can be bought against him regarding these accusations. The High Court found that the jury ought to have entertained a doubt as to…

News other than Coronavirus Part 2

There is now even less going on in the world other than Coronavirus. Every news source is talking about the pandemic in one way or another, and it has also spread to internet influencers, celebrities and general conversation. Here is an ever-decreasing list of other things happening in our world: There is more conflict in…

Starting University

For 13 years, everything had been the same. Although subjects change, teachers change, and even friends change, school is very repetitive. You wake up in the morning, pack your bag, attend school and come home. There is a clear structure, routine and discipline. University is very different. It is entirely up to the individual. Learning…