My Thoughts: The Handmaid’s Tale

Based on the incredibly popular novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is a modern adaptation of the book, a fitting choice given the current political landscape. Women live in a dark and gritty reality where they are to blame for all human suffering. Infertility is now widespread throughout society, causing the Church to rise…

The Great Debate: Coffee vs. Tea

There has always been a great debate over whether coffee or tea is the better choice of beverage. Although I am personally biased towards tea, I understand the merits of both. Tea Is generally considered to be healthier for you. Particularly herbal teas such as camomile, or lemon myrtle. Even green tea, which does have…

One Girl, One Cup

I know a lot of people get squeamish talking about the bodily functions of females – periods in particular. It just makes some people want to run and hide. Although once it would have made me awkward talking about ‘girl’ stuff with anyone other than my friends, I am well past caring about it anymore….

Say Yes!

Why anyone would ever feel they have the right to stop two people who love each other from getting married, I will never understand. If you live in Australia right now, you might understand why this issue is so relevant right now. While everyone is preparing to vote on whether same sex couples should be…

The Land of the Hipsters

The city where everyone inhales more coffee than drugs, and hipsters can be spotted on every graffitied alleyway corner. If Sydney is the city of business, then Melbourne is the city of art. Frequently experiencing cold, rainy, and windy weather, Melbourne is not the city for the faint-hearted. It is highly likely that during your…

Tit for Tatt

Whenever they come up in conversation, tattoos are almost always controversial. Like piercings, people with tattoos are judged as being rebellious or ‘different’ because they chose to inject ink into their skin. I’m not a fan of covering your entire body in permanent ink, but I’m also not exactly against tattoos. If they are small…

REVIEW: Game of Thrones Season 7

SPOILER WARNING: Because shit is about to get hectic. If you haven’t seen any of season seven yet, I would highly recommend looking away right now. Another season of Game of Thrones has come to an end, and minds everywhere have been blown, as usual. This season had more twists and turns than a game…

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…