Given that I hold some vehement and frequently expressed political opinions, I'm sure it will come as no surprise that I know next to nothing about economics.
By Adelaide Cromwell-Keenan
It reminded me of being in high school and hanging out in your friend’s backyard, just having a laugh whilst sharing your dreams and aspirations.Read More
By Harry Cunningham
Patty Curral is a 22 year old studying graphic design here at Murdoch. in July 2016, she created a street wear brand label called loso apparel. i took some time to get to know more about her, and loso apparel.Read More
I feel like I live my life constantly on the verge of something. It’s a little hard to pin down exactly what that something is. It moves on a scale from terrible to wonderful. I realised that there was something I have seen happen to the universe. As if someone has flipped a switch and lights everywhere have begun to switch on and off.
Sometimes the verge is the edge of a cliff. You are standing there with your toes over the edge. It’s easy to think that maybe you could choose to take a step backwards to safety. Or maybe it would be easy to take a step forward over the edge and willingly fall into the abyss below. But how much control do we really have on the verge?Read More
As far as we knew nobody had seen Mike Macduff for decades. I’d heard wild stories about him in my childhood because he went to school with my dad. Nobody knew if he was alive or dead, (but it wouldn’t surprise anybody if he was.) I decided to track him down.
Mike was apparently very clever. His classmates were a bit wary of him because they knew he could make the people around him do what he wanted like a skilled chess player.Read More
I just spent a week on the Leeuwin, a three-masted sailing ship that travels up and down the WA coast, building character in young people by teaching them about sailing, leadership, and teamwork.Read More
y Conrad Charles MacLean
An abridged version of my interview with local exorcist Barry May.
Father Barry May is a local Perth exorcist. He held Anglican ministry for 45 years, retiring in 2007. He worked as an army chaplain for 14 years and spent another 14 in the police force. I sat down with Barry to talk to him about his exorcism work.Read More
By Conrad MacLean
You are taking a car ride with your sister and your Uncle. Your sister has really been getting on your nerves because she’s a pathological suck up. If somebody who she perceives to be powerful makes a statement like ‘what a lovely day’, she’ll jump in with something like ‘Oh my god! Yeah! I was just thinking that!’Read More
By Maddison Coonan
The first time I attempted to ascend the mountain it was a trying experience. It may not have ended in an avalanche, but it certainly began with the checking, double-checking and triple-checking of the supplies and safety harness. I suppose I can be slightly overcautious, but when you engage in an activity such as mountain climbing it is of the utmost importance to feel reassured.
After all, plunging to your grisly death down a blizzardly rock is perhaps not the best way to find out that your safety equipment is older than the mountain itself.Read More
By Conrad Maclean
The man was nearly seven feet tall and skinny as a joint, with dark hair and a smile on his weather beaten face. His accent was the child of the many countries he’s lived in. He reminded me of Struwwelpeter, that boy you get told about as a kid who never washes or cuts his nails and hair.Read More
By Conrad MacLean
Tony Abbott was going to win the 2013 election. It made my skin crawl. I knew the French army offered foreigners a minimum of five years’ service. I figured Abbott would only be in power for four years at most. Spending five years in the French army seemed like a good alternative to living in Abbott’s Australia.
The Foreign Legion is the division of the French army that employs non-French nationals. The legion was born out of a migrant crisis in the 19th century.Read More
By Matthew Wilson
The forest glowed a vibrant green, the rich scent of animals and wood, decay and sunshine mingling beautifully. Scott walked beneath the boughs that reached far above, listening to the sounds of the birds. Dappled sunlight broke through the canopy, laying shifting patterns on the leaf litter underfoot. A deer ahead heard Scott approach and darted away, dancing from step to step, a spring uncoiling.Read More
By Stuart McGuckin
Sometimes the most amazing and the most curious of things turn out to be true. Other times they turn out to be nothing more than a mere fabrication; a lie. Perhaps they are just a little white lie or perhaps they are a lies conceived out of malice and ill-content. They can be trickery or treachery.Read More
by Adam Semple
Her curls seemed to fill the room. They were dense and bold, seemingly hydrophobic and certainly in some ancient culture would have been used as a protective layer, but in this instance they were there for beauty and bust, and this is exactly what they were achieving. Her personality and hair were in sync, matched like a specific wine to a specific plate of food.Read More
By Oscar Churchill-Riley
Big Day Out 2011 – The best line up I’ve ever experienced. ‘Faker’ wasn’t playing, which was good. Neither were ‘The Killers’, or ‘MUSE’ so it wasn’t a sell out. Hot denim shorts were in plenitude. Perverts, if you didn’t know it already, this is THE jailbait extravaganza of the festival season calendar. The Muscle Mitch Meatheads were also well represented, shirtless with zinc zigzagged faces. All the colours of the rainbow! The Bogan demographic rainbow. Glorious event, The BIG DAY OUT!Read More