Pinterest Boards and Our Want to be Picturesque

If you are a Pinterest user, you’re probably aware of how addicting it is to create new boards. A new obsession calls for a new board, so does a desire, an aesthetic and sometimes just the want to save something. For those unfamiliar with Pinterest, if I had to describe the application in a sentence,…

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Power or Peace?

Featured Illustration: Hepburn Shire Council I was looking through my journal from this past February 2021 and while most of it was begging the universe for a puppy, or to meet the Avengers cast, this one thought stuck out to me, and I thought it would be best to write about it briefly. I should…

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The Police Don’t Care About Women, And It’s Killing Us

Featured Illustration: Niki Groom When details emerged about Wayne Couzens’ criminal past, many of us were left wondering why he wasn’t stopped before taking Sarah Everard’s life. The answer lies in the hotbed of institutional misogyny within the police. Content warning: femicide, sexual assault, sexual harassment. A story we know all too well. . .…

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What is the Secret Behind Indonesia’s Love of Badminton?

The Olympics closing ceremony was just a few weeks ago and we have to wait for another 3 years until Paris 2024. After a full year of no major sporting events, the Olympics are here to cure us of the lack of sports content. This year there are so many stories surrounding the mega sporting…

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The Reading Industry Change: A Look Into Secondhand Bookstores

Featured Illustration: Daria Danilova The pandemic renewed my love for reading. In elementary school, I was the kid who signed out 6 books from the library and returned them within a week. When high school came around, reading lost its priority in my life in replacement of academics and volunteering. Looking to escape the dark…

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Afghanistan and Two Decades of Nation Building

Featured Illustration: Lida Afghan On August 15th, 2021, Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, alongside other major provinces, fell into the power of the Taliban, and the world silently watched. This is the same terrorist group that robbed all Afghans of their sanity and dreams from 1996 to 2001. To try to put my fellow Afghans’ feelings during…

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Afghanistan: What Future for the Women?

Featured Illustration: Maliha Abidi On Sunday 15th of August, the unimaginable happened. As the Afghanistan government collapsed, the Taliban gained control of the capital of Kabul after President Ashraf Ghani left the country. The fundamentalist group was preparing for its return to power in conjunction with President Biden’s withdrawal plan for the U.S. troops, which…

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The Arbitrary 18 and the Power of Gen Z

Featured Illustration: Politico This can’t be happening. My entire body shuddered as I began retching into the small wastebasket next to my desk. My eyes were transfixed on the live election map on my phone screen, and I started to hyperventilate as Georgia switched between light red and light blue. This night was the culmination…

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The Casual Trauma of “Happier Than Ever”

In her new album “Happier Than Ever” moody-eyed-Eilish takes a stab at the casual trauma of what it’s like to be a girl. I’ll give you a hint: it’s not great.

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