News: what messes with your head

Friendship and distance

We grow accustomed to our friends being around; they form part of our routine, even part of our identities. What happens, then, when friends are separated by distance – big or small?

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Opportunity, or free labor: Finding an internship

Internships, placements and work experience can conjure up different thoughts and feelings. The diverse discourse around these learning pathways extends to 'an amazing opportunity' to 'free labor and a waste of time'. So, being in my third year of university, how can I find an internship or work experience that is meaningful, balanced and advantageous to my career development?

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Money and meaning

The final week of summer is upon us. Although I’ll be missing the glory of summer days, it’s quite exciting that the university campus will be welcoming eager young minds into its halls again. It’s the start of a new academic year, we have new leadership with a new Vice-Chancellor at the helm, and there’s the promise of new beginnings which gives hope. There’s also Mad March and then looking forward to cooling nights, indulgent pasta, and winter.

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Twenty twenty-one

My first piece this year and as much as I told myself I was not going to mention it, well here it is: another lockdown. Okay I’ve said it, I don’t want to dwell on that for now. What I really want to ponder on is all of the things to look forward to this year, which will hopefully include the completion of a very good first full draft of my thesis! I know that this will probably be the toughest year in my candidature, but I am reminding myself that soon, the end will be in sight. In the meantime, I better set myself up with a good self-care routine.

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The summer season

A nature walk

For me, summer means a few things; being out in nature, making plenty of jarred preserves and spending time with family and friends.

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Welcoming a new year

Despite the fact that a new year is just an arbitrary marker of the time, at the very least, it’s a chance to approach the months ahead with an adjusted frame of mind. 

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The land down under

Blue lake landscape

It seems to be increasingly popular but, have you ever thought about the great Aussie road trip?

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Dalgona-esque oatmeal breakky

Read on for an oatmeal recipe that tastes like a whipped coffee crossed with a Reese’s peanut butter cup.

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Ouch

Every now and then, things feel really bad. In general it goes something like this. There’s something I’ve put a lot into. A person, an activity, a job, an investment, it could be anything. Whatever it is, I’ve put a lot of time, emotion or energy into it. I have this idea of how things are going to go. Except that’s not how things go at all.

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Review: Longshot

Directed by Jonathon Levine and staring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogan, the 2019 romantic-comedy Longshot about a Secretary of State falling in love with a slouchy speechwriter, somewhat disappeared from the cultural radar not long after its release. This is a shame.

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