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Escaping the Labyrinth

By Jessica Polak Walking into Labyrinth Escape Rooms, you wouldn't expect that there were two creepy themed chambers just down the hallway. While we waited expectantly to be let into the Insane Asylum, we amused ourselves with hand-held puzzles and were instructed of some basic rules by Joan...

Nerd Out of the Cave

By Natalia Wikana Smart, bespectacled, unconventional, probably haven’t moved out of their parent's home and pale skin caused by a lack of vitamin D - it's hard to break away from the stereotypical nerd. But nowadays there's been a shift; with superhero and sci-fi movies smashing the box...

Do Something For Nothing

By Jessica Polak Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in the rough and tumble of work, study and Keeping Up With The Kardashians and it almost feels as if you only have time for yourself. But sometimes all you need to do is take a moment of compassion to see the world from a bigger...

The Story of Ivan Milat

by Jana Bohlmann Australia is a backpackers paradise. Every year, thousands of young people decide to travel trough the country.  Whatever they do, from climbing the Harbour Bridge, driving the Great Ocean Road or enjoying the sunset at Uluru, they are guaranteed to have a good time. For many...

The Murder of Anita Cobby

by Nicholas Rider This year marks 30 years since Anita Cobby was murdered. Cobby, a Sydney nurse, was walking home after getting off a train at Blacktown on 2 February, 1986. The 26-year-old would usually call her father when she arrived at the station, but on this particular day the public...

Cooking With Brendon The Smiling Chef

by Nicholas Rider  Brendon reveals a huge grin as he adds the final touches to his tofu masterpiece. Two plates are placed side by side on the kitchen’s benchtop. A burger sits on each plate – toasted buns, a piece of tofu, a layer of homemade mayonnaise, two slices of tomato and...

The Big Dig

by Rachel Sibley In 1994, the redevelopment of a parking lot on Gloucester Street and Cumberland Street in the Rocks was started. Little was it known that this would uncover the foundations of over 30 homes and shops as well as 750 000 artefacts that have provided clear glimpses into the...

Another Hoorah for the Sydney Mardi Gras

by Kimberly Ly When someone mentions Sydney’s largest flamboyant and sequin-filled festival, it has to be the annual Mardi Gras Parade. Born from a single night of political protest in an attempt to end discrimination against homosexuals, the Mardi Gras spirit has transformed into a...

What You Need to Know About Keep Sydney Open

by Mackenzie Scott New York is referred to as the city that never sleeps. Sydney is now referred to as the city that is in bed and tucked in tight by 10pm. At least, that is the belief held by those who are standing loud and proud against Sydney’s lock-out laws. Keep Sydney Open is a...

Things to do in Sydney under $20

by Grace Potter After a night out of dinner and drinks with friends, you open your wallet the following morning to find that the cash you thought you had is gone except for a few measly coins. Suddenly you’re declining invitations out in fear of city prices and staying in watching Netflix....

Urbex: The Photographers Discovering Hidden Sydney

by Mackenzie Scott Urban exploration is a growing social media trend. Commonly referred to as urbex, photographers will scale buildings, sit on rooftops and explore the underground tunnels of Sydney trains to try capture this beautiful city in all its glory. We are often told stories...

Monkey Business

By Jessica Polak The clock has struck twelve on the 8th of Febraury and the world has woken up to the Lunar New Year. Now, celebrations have commenced all over the world as the Chinese welcome the Year of the Monkey with plenty of festivities to bring a prosperous start to the year. Sydney...

The Rocks Push Gang

by Natalia Wikana It wasn’t uncommon for gangs to roam during the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. It also wasn't unusual for gangs to be rivals and try to outdo each other, escalating in violence. The Rocks Push gang was no exception. Back in the late 1800s, The Rocks...

The Underbelly of 20th Century Sydney

by Grace Potter It can be hard to imagine when you walk down the streets of Sydney that just over a century ago it was host to an underworld of crime. Illegal activity was the game and there were multiple players; gangs and criminals were pitted against each other to gain fortune and...

Sydney’s Women in Crime: Tilly Devine & Kate Leigh

by Mackenzie Scott When you think of the 1920s underground crime culture, you probably think of something akin to ‘The Godfather’. Suave men in suits, quick talking and big rolling who are happy to take down one of their rivals with the nod of a head and the pull of trigger. While...