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Holiday Ideas

Winter Magic Festival Photo: Mike Baker/Flickr   BY KIAN HALL   Wondering what to do with your time now that TAFE is on holidays? There’s plenty of great things to fill your time with; reading, writing, getting some quality time with your blog and online friends. If none of that appeals to you maybe try […]

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Sam Alexander, Daily Tele intern

My time at The Daily Telegraph cannot be correctly described to represent how much of an amazing an experience it really was. In what was an amazing, eye-opening, invaluable opportunity, I give my never-ending thanks to my TAFE teachers and the Telegraph’s very own Josh Massoud. Beginning on Monday (21/04/14) I was amazed at the […]

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Kira-Lea Dargin, journalist & businesswoman

I am a 24-year-old businesswoman, entrepreneur (so they say) and mother of three. I have a background in modelling and Cert III qualification in Hair & Makeup. During 2011 I started out as a beauty assistant to the beauty editor with in Australian publication Pacific Magazines, based with in Prevention Magazine. Following on from this […]

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Tina Zunic, journalist

I’m currently working at the Cooma Monaro Express as a journalist. I’ve been here for seven weeks now and it’s been one of the best experiences of my life. Because it is a small office, I find that I experience a lot of hands-on work which I love! I’m often running around interviewing people and taking […]

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Staying thin at all costs

Former Australia’s Top Model contestant Jess Bush. Photo courtesy Jess Bush.   Prue Rustean, Fiona Pepper and Belinda La Faber interview Jess Bush, a former contestant on Australia’s Next Top Model, about modelling and the pressures to stay thin.     LINKS: The Butterfly Foundation: http://thebutterflyfoundation.org.au/ International No Diet Day info: http://www.ditchingdieting.com/

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Reel jobs: cinema usher

“It doesn’t really feel like work.” The candy bar at Palace Cinemas in Norton St, Leichhardt. Photo: David Hickey BY DAVID HICKEY The life of a student is not an easy one. While we put in the study hours in the hope that they’ll pay off in the future, our rent, utilities and alcohol expenses […]

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Love in Three Courses

Left to right: Tess Rapa-Davey, Josephine Rapa, Chloe Hobbs. Photo: Sophie Rapa-Hobbs BY SOPHIE RAPA-HOBBS I explore my heritage through three generations of women in my family, sharing an entrée with granny, main with mum, and dessert with my big sister. Entree of Pastizzi, cooked by Josephine Rapa Married at seventeen, Josephine Rapa and her […]

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Sofa away from home

Couch surfing: “A great idea that makes the world seem a smaller place.” Photo: Dave Austria/flickr   BY JUSTIN LUND   “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”- Mark Twain   After travelling for six months in South America, Felicia Verkerk is another victim of a serious illness: the one inflicted by the voracious […]

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Live exports dead on arrival

Beef Cattle. More than 40,000 sheep also died in 2008, while being exported from Australia to the Middle East. Photo: Brad Smith/flickr   BY STEPHANIE MANKINN The RSPCA is demanding the Australian Government release the cause of death of 263 cattle on board the MV Ocean Shearer, destined for Egypt earlier this year. “A 1.6% […]