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Beyond The Frame

A crowd of black suits and luxurious gowns weave in between works of spectacular opulence and grandeur, sipping on expensive glasses of sparkling champagne, muttering tame and polite phrases. The crowd slowly begins to gather in front of a work on a bleak white wall, a work that is yet to be unveiled to the world, surrounded by the copycats of Van Gogh and Monet alike. The anticipation builds and the red velvet sheet drops, unveiling the new artwork. Silence. The elites stare, taking in the work. No applause. No polite admirations. The work is eventually met with gasps, looks of horror and the smashing of those ritzy champagne glasses. ‘The arts’ reflect the diverse lives we all live and just like one’s life, they too transform, grow and evolve, reminding us of our humanity and challenge the very core values of our beliefs. As eras have passed and art movements been shaped, society is now subject to an array of eclectic art forms and works, though not all are as widely accepted and appreciated …

The Trip of a Lifetime: Schoolies Style

Schoolies, for many school leavers is the trip of a lifetime and for Monique her trip to Fiji was no different. Having met her current best friend, Teagan, through the discussion of a possible Fijian schoolies, Monique and four other friends set off to the islands of Fiji in November, 2014 for a week-long blur of beach parties and sun-kissed fun! Those four friendships quickly grew as the girls met other school leavers, also on schoolies from all over Australia. Monique wholeheartedly agrees with the 2014 Schoolies slogan claiming ‘it definitely is the trip of a lifetime’. From here, she has now even booked a trip to South America and having now caught the bug for travelling, Monique plans to venture to all corners of the globe for culture, experience and fun! Whilst the countless parties, sunny days and crazy events with internationally renowned DJ’s all made her Fijian schoolies an unforgettable event, Monique feels that it just wouldn’t be the same going back again for a holiday, but rather hold onto the idea of …

Dawn of a New Day

2014 was a complete whirlwind of new experiences and fresh memories. Being my first year of university, I was nervous and honestly had no true idea what I wanted to do or where I wanted to go. I spent the year choosing a wide range of subjects to gain insight into the different majors Communications and Media has to offer, though I still felt uneasy. The year brought me a whole new group of friends and a whole new sense of self. Though as 2015 has now dawned, I finally feel like I have direction. I have since decided to major in journalism and international communications and am eager to jump straight into my second year of university. This year is already promising to bring a whole bundle of new and exciting experiences to benefit both my education, career and who I am becoming as an individual. In July, I am off overseas to travel Europe on my own, something I have been dreaming about doing since I was a little kid. At the end …