Cheating Death in Beirut

Growing up in Lebanon, Nour Wahid has witnessed her home slowly unravelling. A country once known for its serene beauty and economic prosperity has suffered unimaginable trauma. ‘Sorry, I just have to move away from the window’, sighs Nour. With its thick...

The teacher who dislikes school

Alan Poole is not your average high school teacher. He has a complicated relationship with authority, an alternative view of education and a deep dislike of the physical and metaphorical four walls of the classroom. Currently teaching in the Kimberley Region of...

‘Blackface’, ‘yellowface’ accusations levelled at Wollongong school

An investigation continues into historic racism allegations against a Wollongong high school. The NSW Department of Education launched the investigation into claims by former Wollongong High School of Performing Arts (WHSPA) students in August. The students claimed...

Report warns healthcare sector of potential cyberattacks

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has warned that healthcare systems are at risk of cyberattacks during the COVID-19 pandemic and that greater protection from malicious actors that seek to disrupt essential services is needed. According to an ACSC report,...

Students “devastated” by UOW accommodation closures

International House and Weerona College residents say they have been left lost and confused after the University of Wollongong announced last week their accommodation will temporarily close in 2021. UOW Director of Student Services and Accommodation Theresa Hoynes...

Data shows staying home has benefits for the environment

Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions were down in all major cities amid COVID-19 lockdowns, according to data from the World Air Quality Index project. At the start of March, all major cities had recorded lower levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulphur dioxide...

Rising youth unemployment set to impact young Australians for years to come

Young Australians forced out of work by COVID-19 face the prospect of long-term unemployment as the pandemic halts economic growth. The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show youth unemployment (15-24 years) surged from 11.5 per cent in...

Survey: Anti-Asian racism a problem on Australian streets

Australians panic bought toilet paper like no other nation during the height of the coronavirus-induced hoarding earlier this year and, like everyone else, Selina Zhen and her mother stepped into a supermarket expecting to encounter low grocery stock but were...

Love on lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has altered how the world experiences love, dating and relationships. Since March of 2020 COVID-19 has changed the function of daily life, resulting in significant impacts on personal relationships and mental health. According to the...

Hanging by a thread: The cost of COVID-19 on fast fashion

Global lockdowns, store closures and rising unemployment amid the COVID-19 pandemic are causing consumer retail spending to decline and wreaking havoc on the fashion industry and garment supply chains.  Major clothing companies including Topshop, Urban Outfitters and...
Cheating Death in Beirut

Cheating Death in Beirut

Growing up in Lebanon, Nour Wahid has witnessed her home slowly unravelling. A country once known for its serene beauty and economic prosperity has suffered unimaginable trauma. ‘Sorry, I just have to move away from the window’, sighs Nour. With its thick...

The teacher who dislikes school

The teacher who dislikes school

Alan Poole is not your average high school teacher. He has a complicated relationship with authority, an alternative view of education and a deep dislike of the physical and metaphorical four walls of the classroom. Currently teaching in the Kimberley Region of...

The journey of an artist blacksmith

The journey of an artist blacksmith

A Wagga Wagga man is keeping alive the tradition of blacksmithing by breathing new life into an old craft. John Wood designs and creates sculptures and art combining old and new techniques in his backyard shed. His obsession with medieval metalwork began after...

Students “devastated” by UOW accommodation closures

Students “devastated” by UOW accommodation closures

International House and Weerona College residents say they have been left lost and confused after the University of Wollongong announced last week their accommodation will temporarily close in 2021. UOW Director of Student Services and Accommodation Theresa Hoynes...

Love on lockdown

Love on lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has altered how the world experiences love, dating and relationships. Since March of 2020 COVID-19 has changed the function of daily life, resulting in significant impacts on personal relationships and mental health. According to the...