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Being Sick is Expensive

Being Sick is Expensive (Michelle Farrelly)
  You know what’s more difficult than being sick? Being sick and being charged for the privilege. You’re 16, a teenager, and the world seems full of opportunities. Then one day you get sick. You shrug it off and try to keep going, hoping it’ll go away soon. But a week passes, then a month, and you don’t feel any better. You might even feel worse. You go to see a doctor. They brush you off. “You’re just stressed,” they say. Your parents seem to agree with the doctor; after all it’s normal to be stressed during VCE, right? It
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The Exchange Dilemma

The Exchange Dilemma (Elsie Dusting)
  How often should you travel during an exchange in Europe? To many, the answer seems obvious: you should travel as much as you can. There are many interesting cities to visit and they are all in such close proximity to each other. I spent more than a year in Germany on exchange at the University of Heidelberg, and I met many students who wanted to fill their passport with stamps as fast as possible. At first, I was the same, but as I spent more time in Germany – and began to feel at home there – I started
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Wot’s News

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    Body of Former Monash Student Found Near Campus A man has been found dead, near a stairwell in the garden of the Rusden House apartments located adjacent from Monash Clayton campus. The body was discovered partially under a bush, near the rear car park entrance at 9:20am on Friday the 14th of April. Police say that the body may have been there for hours. At the time of writing, the case is being treated as a homicide as they believe a weapon was used. The victim, said to be of Asian appearance and aged in his late 20s
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The Sweet Life, The Real Life

The Sweet Life, the Real Life
  University is one of the most important stages of an individual’s life with ‘student life’ regarded as the most memorable part of Uni memories. Similar to Melbourne coffee culture, student life is a distinct culture that Monash University translates as: ‘Joining clubs, making new friends, getting involved with opportunities on campus and in general, cherishing shared experiences’. Over tacos and tequila at Sir John’s Bar, I discovered that Uni and the student experience keeps improving with each successive year. Better, in terms of adjusting to the grind of Uni life, starting and submitting assignments on the same day (possible, but
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All Gender Bathrooms: What They Mean and Why They Matter

Gender Neutral Bathrooms (Kim Tran)
  Hey. Hi there. I’m a trans person, and I go to uni with you. We’ve probably been to the same classes together, walked past each other in the campus centre, tried to navigate the ever-changing maze of construction together. Turns out we have a lot in common. We study (ha), go to Sir John’s (procrastinate) and do try to decide exactly which of the myriad of meal opportunities to grace with our presence (procrastinate!) together. You see, while we do a whole bunch of things together, my every day is very different from yours. When I wake up in
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The Most Efficient Way to Learn a New Language, Proficiently

Learning a new language (Isabella Toppi)
If one more 22 year-old tells me it’s too late to start learning a language, I’m going to smack them. My grandma started learning Spanish at the ripe old age of 64. Granted, she doesn’t have work or Instagram to consume her time, but I have met so many young people who yearn to learn another language, yet whinge for lack of time. I say, if you have time to watch Netflix, read the newspaper and do your grocery shopping, you have time to learn a language. Here’s why… A turning point for me in this endless procrastination battle was
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Trigger Warnings: Paramount or Pandering

Trigger Warnings (Jesse Thomas)
  In a time where the tension between the politically correct progressives and conservatives is at a high, one issue that may not immediately come to mind is trigger warnings. So, what even are trigger warnings? Are they just a meme, an overused joke of how sensitive and wrapped up in cotton wool our society has become? Or are these warnings legitimate tools that are essential for allowing those who have experienced trauma to avoid further distress by being prepared for or choosing to not engage with something potentially emotionally or mentally detrimental. Monash has become the first University in
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Health and Safety: Interview with Sam Hatfield

OH_S (Selena Repanis)
Sam is a Safe at Work organiser at the Victorian Trades Hall. His role is an important one: to ensure that work conditions in Victoria are safe and tenable for workers in a variety of industries. In an industrial climate where occupational health and safety (OH&S) is shunned for the sake of ‘efficiency’ and profit, Sam and his team are vital in the community. After all, everyone deserves to have a safe workplace. What is OH&S?   Rather than answer this with a technical definition, in simple terms, OH&S is the ability to go home from work to your family
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Dreaming of Ivy League

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Have you ever thought about attending Harvard, Yale or Columbia, but considered it simply inaccessible? One student, who gained admission to a handful of the world’s top-tier universities, may just change your mind about that. His name is Jamie Beaton: he’s 21 years old but his game-changing business plan has made him worth approximately $40 million. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, but no, it’s not because his father gave him a small loan of a million dollars.   How it began All throughout his teen years, Jamie had his heart firmly set on attending an Ivy League university. He
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Doing Everything We Can

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  Ask any medical student why they decided to go into medicine, and at some point you’ll hear the phrase ‘I want to help people.’ Human motivation is a complex thing, but I don’t doubt that it’s true – most of us want to give back to the world. And on face value, medicine is a pretty good career for it; those same medical students will probably be involved in many life-saving efforts that have earned the medical profession a reputation for doing good. But as well as being philanthropists, doctors are also scientists at bottom. So what’s the evidence
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Students Protest Nationwide for Free Education

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Today, over 50 Monash students joined other Victorian students in the CBD for a National Day of Action (NDA), hosted by the National Union of Students (NUS). The NUS is the national peak representative body for Australian undergraduate university students. The protest in Melbourne today attracted hundreds of students from around Victoria, while protests in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra occurred simultaneously. Protests will also be occurring in Wollongong, Newcastle and Perth over the next few days. The focus of the protest was to "Make Education Free Again". Students were protesting for free tertiary eduction, and less cuts to student
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Monash Ravaged by Wild Weather

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Buildings at Monash University Clayton have been severely damaged as many have been flooded by the thunderstorms occurring this afternoon. Commonly used areas such as the Campus Centre, Monash Sport and the Rotunda building have all been affected, some requiring evacuations of students and staff members. The Facebook group ‘Monash StalkerSpace’ has been inundated with posts about damaged buildings. The Campus Centre ground floor has been heavily flooded as students have been forced to bravely wade through the water, many centimetres deep in some areas, in order to access the food and retail precinct, health services or study facilities. Many
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