Pottery coffee cups target sustainability

Renton Bishopric with his ceramic coffee cups

GRACE HOLGATE With single use plastic bags out of circulation, it seems like only a matter of time before disposable coffee cups become the next target on the road to environmental sustainability. And with good reason. Each year an … [Read more...]

The last straw: living zero-waste

MONIQUE PUEBLOS The world is drowning in pre-packaged goods and single-use plastics, but some people are determined not to add to the rubbish pile, joining the burgeoning zero-waste movement. Gold Coaster Kimberly Hodgson, a recent devotee to the … [Read more...]

Eating Disorders: The online ‘Thinspiration’ cheer squad

THOMAS PITTS In recent times social media trends have seen the rise in the hashtag 'Thinspiration', Pininterest has now made any search for 'Thinspiration' to be accompanied with eating disorder warning messages. Thinspiration is not only a … [Read more...]

Amber Rose hosts largest recorded SlutWalk

JESS ROBERTSON Celebrity Amber Rose, hosted the largest  recorded SlutWalk on October 2nd in Los Angeles, raising awareness for sexual injustice and gender equality. Hoping to eliminate sexual violence, victim blaming and derogatory labels, … [Read more...]

Social media brings success to businesses

JESS ROBERTSON The Interactive Advertising Bureau reported a thirty percent growth in the Australian online advertising market, resulting in a demand for online digital marketing specialists. The 2016 Census, found that Australian social … [Read more...]

Out with the billboards and in with the influencers

JESSICA WEST A fast growing advertiser strategy to capture the attention of the teen market is through the use of social media influencers aka the “insta-famous”. These influencers are being paid, or given free products, to post images or … [Read more...]

Social media now a battle ground for young people

JESS ROBERTSON As social media usage continues to escalate, pressure for cyberspace recognition has increased for students. Year 12 high school student, Phoebe White describes social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram as the new … [Read more...]

End of the Hockey Age

JANELSA OUMA In an emotional speech at Federal Parliament, former Treasurer Joe Hockey delivered his final remarks filled with past memories and his hopes for the future of his party. The dumped Treasure showed no signs of bitterness when … [Read more...]

Facebook to trial ‘dislike’ button

ARIANA DEELEY Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has announced the company is currently working on a ‘dislike’ feature for the social networking site. Zuckerberg made the announcement during a live-streamed public Q&A session on Tuesday. "People … [Read more...]

The speech that set social media aflutter

TOM MANN President Barack Obama's speech at the University of Queensland today not only captivated those sitting in the audience, as millions tuned in across the world to hear the United States leader address Australia. The streets in the heart … [Read more...]