Spinning out of control: are fidget spinners a good or bad idea in the classroom?

They are the new toy craze hitting schools everywhere, but are these tri-pronged spinning devices a good idea in classrooms? The fidget spinner is taking the toy world by storm, currently occupying the top spot on Amazon’s best seller list. Fidget spinners are small, hand held devices which have proven popular amongst school-aged children. They […]

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Victoria’s first vertical school coming soon to Melbourne.

Melbourne-based architecture firm, Hayball, is set to build “Victoria’s first vertical school”. South Melbourne Primary School will be five storeys tall and have no formal classrooms for its prospective 525 students to learn in. The building’s sustainable design will incorporate a number of energy efficient elements which aim to reduce its environmental footprint. North-facing windows […]

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YOUTH WEEK: Median house prices making homelessness a potential reality for young people

Melbourne’s rising median house prices have made owning a home impossible for many young Australians and homelessness a potential reality. Youth Homelessness Matters Day will be held on April 5, raising awareness and supporting young Australians who experience or are at risk of homelessness. The combination of low youth allowance payments, rising rent and a […]

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River Graze, food fun for days.

On the weekend, I, along with many other food lovers, went to the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival’s ‘River Graze’ event. On offer at River Graze were a variety of free and ticketed events, including Buzz on the Yarra, Fed in French, Food Truck Stop, Little Foodies and Southgate Cider Orchard. The Festival’s opening weekend […]

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Practice of Journalism: Interviewing students at Monash University

Name: Emily Park Studying: 2nd Year Journalism student Question: Are you concerned about personal safety on campus?   On campus construction is causing students to feel unsafe at university, according to Journalism student Emily Park. “You never know what’s going to fall,” Ms Park said. “It’s loud, noisy, it feels very close.” Monash University’s Caulfield […]

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