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Fighting Youth Homelessness One Crêpe at a Time

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Crêpes for Change is a flourishing social enterprise in Victoria, riding the wave of success that this business model is currently experiencing. It was founded by Monash student Dan Poole back in 2015 and was the first non-profit commercial food truck in Australia.  It reinvests 100 per cent of its proceeds towards eliminating youth homelessness. It has grown since its humble beginnings and now serves French style crêpes at over 170 events a year around Melbourne.   Crêpes for Change has also expanded into two more enterprises. The Coffee Cart Changing Lives at RMIT University and co-owns a micro café called
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A Cardinal Sin: Lot’s Wife Torn to Shreds at Mannix

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Lot’s Wife is the official student magazine of Monash Clayton. It is a free publication that volunteers commit hours and hours to every week, so that we can provide news to the Monash community, and showcase the voices of our fellow students throughout the year. As an Editor of Lot’s Wife, I am immensely proud of what our community has achieved this year, and I have given this magazine nothing short of my entire heart and soul. While holding a public position means that you open yourself up to negative feedback from time to time, that is something that I
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The Myth of Apolitcal* Student Unions

Apolitical Student Unions (Maria Chamakala)
In recent years, many once thriving and politically active student unions in Victoria have fallen to groups of students that treat them merely as vehicles with which to propel themselves up the right-wing ranks of the Australian Labor party, pad their CVs, or recruit particular, affiliated unions from the right of the ALP. Ironically, these groups often win student elections under the pretence of being an apolitical* ticket, or with a promise to de-politicise a union seen as too left-wing or radical in its activity and agenda. But what good is a student union if one of its key priorities
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