Why Chan and Sukumaran should have been given life, instead of death.

Imagine being woken in the middle of the night and forcibly marched out of your room. You’re blindfold, pushed up against a cold wall, and asked if you want to stand or sit. Someone marks a spot on your shirt, just above your heart with a marker. There’s so much commotion, your heart is racing … More Why Chan and Sukumaran should have been given life, instead of death.

Intrepid UOW students get their hands dirty for the environment

A group of UOW students is taking weeding the garden to a new level. The team members are getting their hands dirty and helping local volunteers regenerate a section of Collins Creek, Woonona. The creek’s bank is overrun with weeds that are smothering native shrubs and trees. Local volunteers are hoping to restore the creek’s … More Intrepid UOW students get their hands dirty for the environment

Brothers of Sudan

I walk to meet Dimas and Anismis Bakini and instantly notice their clothes. They are wearing nicely pressed pants and clean, buttoned up shirts. They know I’m interviewing them, so I can imagine they thought it would be gracious to dress smart. They have always been so polite. Dimas 21, and Anismis 19, arrived with … More Brothers of Sudan

Newtown

An elderly gentleman driving his gopher down King St. blaring Elvis Presley’s ‘Jailhouse Rock’ causes Chrissy Dernee to smile to herself as she crosses the road, heading towards the markets on a bustling Saturday morning. It is these little quirks that make Newtown, well, so Newtown. The weird and the wonderful of Newtown form a … More Newtown

The fusion of travel and journalism as career aspiration

The desire to fuse travel with journalism and writing is a strong career aspiration of journalism students studying at the University of Wollongong. Travel journalism is a precarious business to penetrate; there is a surplus of willing journalists and writers, but a scarcity of employers willing to pay for the work. Regardless of the lack … More The fusion of travel and journalism as career aspiration