Tattoos: from stigma to unique and popular artwork

CASSANDRA MULHERN Tattoos were once a taboo trend associated with gangs, bikies and criminals, but nowadays the trend has a much wider demographic and a more positive connotation. A study published by the Association for Consumer Research, … [Read more...]

Pressure of university a big trigger of anxiety in students

CASSANDRA MULHERN As semester two of the 2015 university year comes to a close, students are preparing for the stress of final assignments and exams, resulting in intense anxiety for many. Stress is not uncommon among university students, … [Read more...]

Five stories you need to read today

MELANIE WHITING and CASSANDRA MULHERN Red Rooster and buttocks shootings could be linked, police say The alleged gunman responsible for Tuesday's Red Rooster shooting in Clayfield has been taken into custody, police are investigating if the man … [Read more...]

Education Minister takes uni fee deregulation off table

CASSANDRA MULHERN Education Minister Simon Birmingham announced the federal government's intention to shelve plans to deregulate university fees. The bill, which was rejected twice by the Senate, would have seen universities given the … [Read more...]

Greyhound awareness at RSPCA Big Adopt Out

CASSANDRA MULHERN The RSPCA held its annual Big Adopt Out, with a massive turn out of rescue groups trying to re-home both dogs and cats, including groups who rescue and re-home racing greyhounds. Greyhound racing and cruelty has been a … [Read more...]

Brisbane model taking the fashion world by storm

CASSANDRA MULHERN   Madeline Stuart made her mark in the fashion world last weekend as she walked the catwalk at New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Madeline has Down Syndrome and is using her modelling career to spread the word of … [Read more...]

Vintage style promoting body positivity

CASSANDRA MULHERN   Chrissy Keepence is Headmistress of the Lindy Charm School for Girls on the Gold Coast and is one of the professional vintage stylists paving the way for body positivity through the trend. In her Charm School, … [Read more...]

New toy from a galaxy far, far away

CASSANDRA MULHERN   Today saw the release of BB-8, the new interactive app- enabled Star Wars droid toy from Sphero and Disney at JB Hi Fi stores around the country. BB-8's release is part of "Force Friday", the merchandise roll-out … [Read more...]

Brisbane model to appear in New York Fashion Week

CASSANDRA MULHERN On 10 September, Brisbane's Madeline Stuart will take to the catwalk at this year's New York Fashion Week. 18 year-old Madeline, who has Down Syndrome will be modelling for fashion label FTL Moda, in association with the … [Read more...]

NSW Government: shark culling off the table

CASSANDRA MULHERN The New South Wales Government is planning to invest $250,000 to prevent shark attacks following 11 attacks and one fatality this year. Despite calls for culling, the Government announced they would not be using this as a … [Read more...]