Are Bornean Orangutans Disappearing?

“If something doesn’t happen in the next ten years, the only orangutans that are going to be left are the ones in zoos,” says Kobe Steele. Let that sit. These great apes that we share 97% of our genetic make-up with are dying at an alarming rate. A study conducted by Maria Voigt, a doctoral researcher from the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research, found … Continue reading Are Bornean Orangutans Disappearing?

Homegrown and Hand-Designed

Growing up, Ashleigh Finlay always had an affinity for drawing. Bringing to life the “whacky little creatures” her mind would conjure up became a fun activity she shared between her childhood best friends, Kaya and Matilda. To their surprise the trio saw quite a positive response amongst their peers, so the girls “opened [the] doors to entrepreneurship” and sold the drawings for 20 cents a … Continue reading Homegrown and Hand-Designed

The Resurgence of Records: Spinning Back Into the Mainstream

To a casual music fan, it may seem as though vinyl records have run their course. They sit still, resigned to the walls of antique shops or dusty boxes in people’s attics never to be played again. Although there has been a consistent demographic of vinyl enthusiasts, the classic album format has launched a comeback “fuelled by that unique sound quality and a nostalgia wave” … Continue reading The Resurgence of Records: Spinning Back Into the Mainstream

SunPAC Opening Celebrates Sunnybank Arts and Culture

Sunnybank’s cultural scene will be boosted tremendously with the opening of SunPAC, a multicultural performing arts centre, providing the area with a much-needed event venue. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk attended the open day celebrations on Saturday to cut the ribbon and officially open the centre. The free event provided an array of local and professional entertainment, venue tours for visitors as well as having activities … Continue reading SunPAC Opening Celebrates Sunnybank Arts and Culture

Rebel Wilson and Globalisation

Globalisation is an ideal that has influenced almost every industry, especially the entertainment industry. Due to an increase in technology and media coverage it is becoming increasingly easier for celebrities from all different countries to make a name for themselves internationally. Rebel Wilson has been able to establish a successful career through being a product of the trends of globalisation. Trends such as global travel, … Continue reading Rebel Wilson and Globalisation

Looking to the Future: Music Journalism

When attempting to launch into a changing media workforce there will always be a myriad of professional and personal issues that will arise when doing so. To be able to go further in my desired career as a music journalist it is imperative to identify the hurdles and complications that may present themselves along the way. Meeting strict deadlines, needing a wide range of knowledge … Continue reading Looking to the Future: Music Journalism

Festivities, Food and Founders: South Side School Turns 30

Preparations for Clairvaux Mackillop College’s annual Founder’s Day celebration which will take place on August 5th are already underway, with this year marking the 30th anniversary of the amalgamation of single-sex schools, Clairvaux College and Mackillop College. Only two co-educational Catholic schools in the Greater Brisbane region have been founded through the merging of single-sex schools and Clairvaux Mackillop is the oldest, the other being … Continue reading Festivities, Food and Founders: South Side School Turns 30