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Time in Orbit – The Rise of Lyra

Three stalled raps against the wood – With this familiar knock, Professor John Lark was pulled from his trance; the dense and difficult theories saturating his mind instantly faded from thought. He transferred his gaze from the charts sprawled across his desk to the girl who lingered at the door. “Dad, I can’t sleep.” Stella…

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Private Schools – Who Needs ‘Em?

Riverview graduate Ed Goodman reflects on his privilege and argues the case for abolishing private schools. Before I proceed, I would like to note that I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities I have had and continue to have due to my privilege, and I can recognise the irony of an ex-private school student tearing…

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An Open Letter To My White Friends

Nina Friars reflects on her heritage and her story in an emotional and poignant letter to her friends for the Drew’s News Lockdown Writing Competition. “Cradled in one culture, sandwiched between two cultures, straddling all three cultures and their value systems, undergoes a struggle of flesh, a struggle of borders, an inner war.”  - Gloria…

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Lessons

Jack Lynch reflects on the impact of his parents for Drew’s News’ ‘My Story’ writing competition. “Young men think old men are fools, but old men know young men are fools.” - George Chapman, All Fools. A person is moulded by the influence of others in the same fashion as a sculptor moulds his sculpture.…

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Interpreting the Artificial

Nina Friars and Netra Hankins produce an art journal that deconstructs the artificially constructed. A GUIDE TO READING THIS JOURNAL We implore our readers not to go through the world complacently. We encourage our readers to not mindlessly consume, but instead, to actively question and critically re-evaluate what is deemed objective. Society has developed in…

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How to Build a Bridge

Jules Vahl and Akin Brown reflect on their educational experiences, through the fictional persona of Miro. In doing so, they provide a penetrating insight into the heart of the education system, both in Australia and New Zealand. Authors’ Note: This article tells the story of Miro. As you read it, reflect on your own educational…

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Makarrata

In recognition of NAIDOC Week, Malcolm Ward and Finn Ball produce one of the most challenging reads ever published on Drew’s News, discussing Makarrata and the broader treatment of First Nations peoples in Australia. This article is presented as a work in progress … just like Makarrata. We encourage you to form your own opinion and…

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