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...

Sussex Inlet student photographer captures his family’s battle with bushfire ‘Beast’

"Through December 2019 and January 2020, the Currowan and Tianjara bushfires threatened our family home near Sussex Inlet on the South Coast of New South Wales. Through these images, my intention has been to capture the personal emotion of the event and also the...

Reducing food waste for climate change

Students have been encouraged to take on the challenge of reducing food waste as part of Global Climate Change week at the University of Wollongong. The ‘Eco Food Challenge’ is a four-day program run by the Illawarra Public Health Society and UOW Nutrition and...

Fight against stigma of the Wollongong LGBTQIA+ community

  With the help of education and an open mind, the University of Wollongong’s support group ‘Allsorts’ and the Queer AF organisation have given students the opportunity to be themselves by providing a safe place in the community. The Allsorts Queer representative...

Healthy lifestyle, healthy mind: WHO reveals guidelines on dementia prevention

He lived in the same house for over 40 years, but couldn’t remember what street it was on. His wife passed away four years ago, but he often didn’t know why she never responded when he called her name in the middle of the night. According to Alfred Price, watching his...

‘Reclaim the night’ – Wollongong marches against domestic violence

“I had to leave to save my life. Think of Chopper Reid. That was the sort of guy I was escaping from.” When Shez left her abusive partner, she had to leave her children behind with him. “You’ve got to have somewhere to live. I didn’t have family, I didn’t have any...

Activism and Art

The Women's Movement in the 70s paved a future for a fairer society. Jack Draper reflects on her contribution to feminism from activism to art. She spoke with UOW journalism student Stephanie Hazelton. A wooden telegraph pole stands tall and strong metres from the...

A Red Carpet Calling

Up-and-coming Sydney director Erin Lenore Good once felt trapped in the white walled world of office jobs. Years later she is receiving awards for her creative work, UOW student reporter Keira Proust reports. A vibrant yellow dress floats through the crowd of...

Angelo Lazerou: A Journey to Remember

Barber Angelo Lazerou reflects on what it was like to migrate to Australia at the age of ten. He speaks with UOW student reporter Aden Day about his journey. There are a lot of dangers at sea, but it is the sounds that stick with you the most. The mournful wail of the...

Seeking Refuge: Hariette Ntakirutimana’s time in Dzaleka Refugee Camp, Malawi.

Hariette Ntakirutimana and her family escaped hunger and deepest poverty for a new life in Australia. But one thing remained, a goodbye song that lives on in her heart and soul. She tells her story to reporter Titilua Ikenasio. At six Harriette Ntakirutimana sat on a...
Upward trend of ACL injuries in NRL: Data

Upward trend of ACL injuries in NRL: Data

NRL chairman Peter V’landys has sped up the already fast-paced game by introducing new rules and, while it offers a more enticing product, a few negative side effects are starting to become prevalent. Of the new rules introduced since 2020, the "six-again" aspect is...

Cheerleading set to put Olympics in a spin

Cheerleading set to put Olympics in a spin

The Australian Cheer Union is working with the international cheer union to standardise cheerleading across the world in the lead-up to sport debuting at the Olympic Games. Cheerleading became a provisional Olympic sport in 2016 when the International Olympic...

Local Illawarra galloper poised to win $3m race

Local Illawarra galloper poised to win $3m race

Sky Racing form analyst Brad Davidson has labelled Illawarra-trained galloper ‘Think It Over’ the most underrated horse in NSW and believes he can cap off a fairytale ride for trainer Kerry Parker in Saturday’s $3 million Doncaster Mile at Randwick. Davidson said the...