The unforeseen benefits of being a positive influence

BY STEPHEN GREENSMITH

Fundamentally, university is an individual struggle, so it can be very easy to lose sight of the people around us. We tend to believe our actions don’t affect others, but in reality this couldn’t be further from the truth. During exam season this is particularly relevant and therefore it is important to be a good influence by helping yourself as well as others.


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Vegetable Quiche/Frittata

Being a student and finding the time, and, let’s face it, fucks to cook more than instant noodles or pasta is challenging. Over the weeks we hope to bring you a series of tried and true recipes submitted by fellow students, tested and priced by to soothe even the rumbliest of tummys.

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Fat Traps

By Brittany Asplin

As I pull them on, the higher they get the harder it was to yank them up. I sit up for a moment trying to catch my breath and begin to ponder whether this was a good idea. After 10 minutes of struggling the Spanx have not gone any higher than my knees- but the persistent woman in me thought, "No, I can do this, and I'll look fabulous once these are on my body."

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Makeup Review – Sugarpill Twin Star Collection

By Brittany Asplin

Need advice on makeup and skin care before you buy?  Let me help by trying it for you.

I always get excited when special edition collections are released in the makeup industry; but when it combines Sanrio characters with an amazing quality makeup brand, I must have it!

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Life-hacks at Murdoch

By Adelaide Cromwell-Keenan

So you’ve enrolled at university, only to realise you have no idea what you’re doing? Join the club, buddy; here are some ways to decrease your culture shock.

  1. Realise that everyone has been just as lost when they first started. If you’re someone who doesn’t feel comfortable asking for directions, check out the map on the Murdoch website.
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Prez Sez

By Roland Belford

And so we close the curtain on another year at uni. You’ll be happy to know that the experience as Guild President is also as hectic and overwhelming towards the end of semester as study is. I imagined it would be winding down by now but now I have to produce all this evidence of doing work, organise all my files and help ease my successor Raeesah Khan into the role

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Editorial

So, I’ve been staring at this blank page for a few days now that it’s becoming a bit of a joke. As I’m sure you can imagine, with every other stress that comes around this time of year like ‘oh shit, that assignment is due this week?’ or ‘really, its end of semester already… I have to find a job, w-w-what?’ finding a little inspiration and motivation can be difficult, I can tell ya that for free.

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100 Women

By Gabrielle Walker

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”

– African Proverb

The world is becoming increasingly globalised. One of the downsides of globalisation is feeling bombarded by information from across the world. At times I feel overwhelmed by the multiple issues appearing in the media and having to understand which information I should pay attention to. The contradiction of living in a city of opportunity, such as Perth, while knowing people elsewhere do not have the same opportunities is troubling to me.

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The story of my eating disorder

By Anastasia Sproull

Society is constantly throwing at us new ways in which we can compare ourselves to others and sometimes it’s hard to ignore. With Facebook, Instagram and Twitter providing a real-time feed of the lives of others straight into our homes, handbags and back pockets, not judging ourselves based on someone else can be easier said than done. For women, this comparison seems to occur primarily around body image and weight.

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Products for you and your gender

By Caris Horton

Have you ever wanted to buy a product but felt like you needed one that specifically caters to your gender? Well, you’re in luck. There are hundreds of great products that you can buy to fit your needs. The products below are 100% real and can be brought online or in store now so hurry and get your gendered products today.

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Broome to Byron

By Cualé Honta  

Photography: Ava Mandal

The Crew: 1 American, 1 Alaskan, 1 Italian, 1 Frenchie, 1 pommie, 2 Germans and 3 Australians.

Our Machines: A rusty old 1993 Troopie we called ‘The Old Lady’, ‘Vanilla Magnum’ a white Mitsubishi Magna Wagon and ‘The Smurf’ a 1988 Nissan Patrol, together on a ride that none of us will soon forget.

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Talented Threads

By Sameera Afzaal from DYNAMIQUE BLOG

A simple train ride is enough to accentuate the spectrum of fashion and the impact of the industry. Commuting to and from university excites me because in one journey I spot garments from every era of fashion worn in different ways; from vintage to current runway daywear. Intrigued by this observation, I went on a journey to scope out the talent of exuberant fashion creators at Murdoch. Like every tertiary campus, Murdoch University is a melting pot of weird dressers (let it be known that I say this in very positive light). We are all in a way a part of this mega tribe of fashion, whether we like to admit it or not. It doesn’t matter if we scope out an intense color coded wardrobe every day or resort to a good old jumper with some nice kicks. What matters is the culture that is being created; popular culture, street style, modest street style, sport luxe, the list goes on my friends.

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Rise of the e-Book and What it Means for the Aspiring Writer…

By Nicola E. Sheridan

Getting published is difficult, I know. When I began my quest to get published, I initially focussed on the traditional publishing houses, with little success. It was when a friend suggested I try approaching some e-publishers that my labours were truly rewarded.

The aspiring author is likely to face multiple rejections and heartbreaking critiques in their quest to achieve publication. Thankfully, the trend towards the “environmentally friendly” e-book has opened a window of opportunity for those struggling, aspiring writers.

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Behind the Screens Diary of a Student Filmmaker

By Clinton Little

A Few Guidelines…

If you’re a writer and don’t have children of your own or even a smallish furry domesticated animal to project your procreative instincts upon you come may to regard your words as your babies. You will need to get over it. And fast. Sometimes a favourite scene or a treasured line needs to be sent to the cutting room floor for the sake of expediency. And though it may seem like a cruel exercise in infanticide, as a student filmmaker you are limited for time and resources and if you go over your allotted time limit you will be marked down. Your tutors are not going to sit through a three hour epic, no matter how lovingly crafted, when they have specifically asked for a five minute short.

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WARNING: This Could Be Your New Obsession

By Liz Aisbett

You may have heard of Roller Derby; women on skates with a touch of violence? It’s back with a vengeance, but not as violent as it used to be. It’s a contact sport played on four wheeled skates around a skate track, and is the fastest growing women’s sport at the moment. It has been for a while, with players from all walks of life getting their skates on and hitting the track.

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President Notes

Hey Ya’ll. Welcome to 2011.

I’m Brodie, the 2011 Murdoch University Guild President. This year is going to be huge for The Guild (but everyone says that) with stuff like the new Student Services Fees; the appointment of a new Vice Chancellor; refurbishment of a number of Guild Outlets and a brand spanking new Club Handbook.

We’ve already undergone some pretty big changes, and we’re off and racing for the year. We’ve a heap of seriously awesome plans for 2011, and we’ll be launching a brand new initiative for Clubs in semester one, along with an even more exciting project planned for semester two (but I’m not telling you about that yet, it’s a secret…).

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