This Autumn session has come to a close and now my last task is to reflect. The research project which we worked on throughout the semester felt challenging at times. However, it was incredibly rewarding to see the data, collected through one's own hard work, speak for itself. The student dilemma, in all its forms, … Continue reading Research Reflection: The Competing Costs of Education and Home Ownership.
The Illawarra's incessant rising house market is diminishing the dream of home ownership for many young Australians, particularly university students. Unlike previous generations, millennials are having to ask themselves, do I value education or home ownership more?
"Believe nothing of what you hear and only half of what you see." - Tony (Ex-convicted criminal) It is fascinating the way in which people hesitate to talk to someone who has been through our judicial system. It is as if their experiences must be biased or a straight out fabrication. This article aims to change … Continue reading Sit Down with an EX-Con
Legal repercussions force us to re-think our actions. After all, laws are set in place to prevent crime as well as punish perpetrators which in turn provides emotional and/or financial compensation to the victims. Easy enough? Yet here is the kicker; ethical conduct, at least in regards to street photography, relies on individual choice rather … Continue reading Phone Photography: A Human Right & An Ethical Dilemma.
The drive-in theater, when first introduced to Australia in 1954, was an overnight success (Goldsmith 1999). With only a handful still in existence today, it begs the question why so? And more importantly, how did we let slip such an iconic cinema experience? Drive-in theaters offered patrons a public space in which movie-goers (in particular … Continue reading VHS Killed the Drive-In (Star)
Exploring the historic importance of television and how it creates space for the viewer.
If you think puberty was bad, try going through it twice. Juno Zderic has faced this challenge with bravery and optimism. Standing tall with nothing more than jeans and the writing ‘Legally Male Tits’ on her chest, she is no wallflower.