Journalist and teacher

It’s HIV Testing Week in NSW

BY MICHAEL GOLDING @MrGolding21 The first week of June brings with it many changes: a drop in temperature, change of season and the annual NSW HIV Testing Week which runs from June 1 to June 7. When people hear about HIV, they think ‘AIDS’ (which stands for Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome). But these two viruses […]


Are phones keeping us connected?

BY HAYLEY TAYLOR @hayloutay They say that mobile phones are making us less in touch with people physically, but is this really the case? TAFE student Hayley Taylor hits the streets of Newtown to find out whether mobile phones connect us or disconnect us. Do you think that mobile phone’s are keeping us connected or disconnected? Tell us […]


Quest for unity

BY RAFAEL SANCHEZ-BAYO @bayo_sanchez We live in a world where hatred and discrimination cloud our minds. Whether it is towards a race, religion or gender, hatred has the same harmful psychological effects. The end of the Second World War saw many Australians ostracising the Japanese due to the bombing of Darwin, the attempted attack on […]

Student Survival Guide

Surviving the HSC

BY ERIC RIBEIRO @LobEric15 “Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” – Hans Selye Teenagers will be feeling the effects of stress as the Higher School Certificate (HSC) draws nearer, a test which many believe will determine their future. Some students will have to fight their parent’s expectations and their educational system […]