Breakups and Bad Feelings

Relationships are never easy. Popular culture often misrepresents them as easy, breezy, and occasionally, cheesy, without showing how much effort goes into maintaining them. One thing that is even harder than relationships is breaking up from one. It’s not something that anyone truly wants to experience, yet most people will go through it at least…

Let’s Get Thrifty

Op shops. A broke student’s dream. No matter what kind of budget you’re on or what your fashion style is like, you’re bound to find some pretty decent pieces at your local second-hand store. Thrift shopping, op-shopping, or whatever else you want to call it, can be a lot of fun and can also allow…

Grammar 101: The Serial Comma

Although the necessity of serial, or oxford, commas is often debated, it is generally best to use serial commas to avoid confusion. Whatever decision you make, the best rule is to be consistent.¬† Either always use it, or never use it.   Commas The comma is a punctuation mark in the shape of an apostrophe…

Why University Sucks

When you’re in high school, university seems like the most exciting part of being an adult. Getting to live on your own, eat whatever you want, sleep whenever you want, and feel like you’re independent while still really getting money from your parents. After studying a undergraduate degree, and now a masters, I can safely…

Winter Blues

It is that time of the year in Australia when the leaves fall off the trees and the northern most dwellers begin to pull out their ugg boots at the slightest hint of coolness in the air. Although winter in Australia is not as exciting as most places in the world, it is still my…

How To: Snapchat

In our world of social media, communication is everything. People live on their phones, their faces constantly glued to the tiny screens. Millions of people all over the world communicate on these phones instead of talking face to face, using applications such as Instagram, Facebook, Viber, and of course, Snapchat. If you’ve never used it…

Fangirling Hard

For those who don’t watch Game of Thrones, you may want to look away now, because HOLY MOTHER OF ALL FEELS it’s back! I cannot say that I am as hardcore as some fans, and I did only begin my journey over one, intense week in late 2013. I have read the books though, which…

The Power of Piercings

Since I first had my ears pierced at the tender age of eight, I knew I wanted to get more. I liked the way they looked, or, rather, the way the earrings looked at least. I always thought they were kind of rebellious, but not so rebellious that they’d actually get you into trouble, like…

Periods suck. Period!

For all those girls out there who hate their periods, I totally understand. Pretty much every girl, ever, has had to deal with the horror of having blood pouring from their nether region as if Mount Vesuvius erupted within. I know, it sounds kind of graphic, and realistically, it’s probably not that bad. But for…

Theme Parks on a Thursday

The place dreams are made of, where children throw up everywhere and everyone ends up more sunburnt than a red lobster. Despite popular belief, theme parks are not only for children. Adults can enjoy them just as much, if not more, and have the money to afford to go without the help of their parents,…

Procrasinate Your Way to Productivity

Procrastination is every university student’s favourite weapon for avoiding necessary tasks. It doesn’t matter how much you need to do the laundry, or how little time you have left to complete an assignment, students will always find a way to avoid things that shouldn’t be avoided. To ensure that you procrastinate more effectively, it is…

My Top 3 Favourite Books

Books are magical. They can take you away from the pain of reality and send you to a world full of the magical and the mysterious. You can escape into new worlds, meet new people, and fall in love with the stories you find along the way. It is safe to say that I have…