LIFESTYLE + CULTURE

THE WORLD-CHANGING ANTICS OF ALLY FREEDMAN

words/ MEGAN SIBLEY  For today’s young people, the word ‘politics’ stirs up an urgent and defined separation between two jarringly-opposite camps. In Camp One, we have those that are genuinely repelled by all things political. They cringe at the thought of having to choose between candidates on a ballot, and if they never heard anything […]

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LIFESTYLE + CULTURE

‘BEGIN AGAIN’- POETRY SPOT

words/ TRISHA MARTIN picture/ FATIMA SAID 15 minutes left. I need to breathe. Slipping my feet into the pink dainty flats, I instantly regret being here. The pinching of my toes pressed far too closely together reminds me exactly how long the years have tacked away since the last time. My nerves, tortured with the knowledge […]

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LIFESTYLE + CULTURE

BOYS WITH LONG HAIR: FAQ’S

words+modelling/ SAID SAID (@lowry613) pictures/ FATIMA SAID (@roo.kee)  If you are a male with long hair, especially in a culture that has its doubts about it, then I’m sure you’ve been asked at least one of these questions in a social setting. There is no “appropriate” time for questions…they WILL ask and they will not hold […]

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LIFESTYLE + CULTURE

#WorldHijabDay

words + pictures/ FATIMA SAID On February 1st, women of all backgrounds and faiths celebrated #worldhijabday on social media platforms. Seeing this form of empowerment through Hijab (religious headscarf) was incredibly beautiful and is what inspired this polaroid series. Hijab is a widely recognized symbol of Muslim faith and the woman wearing it embarks on […]

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LIFESTYLE + CULTURE

‘First’

video+words/ DAKOTA EVANS music/ KENYON HOLNESS My name is Dakota Evans, and I collaborated with my friend Kenyon Holness to produce a fun indie style trailer for his upcoming music. Video-making has also been an interest of mine, but I have never actually pushed myself to attempt it. Having my first go at it while also […]

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ART, LIFESTYLE + CULTURE

‘A Little Warmer Than Room Temperature’

art/ UMRAN CHOWDHURY interview/ MEGAN SIBLEY We chat one on one with Umran Chowdhury, the creator of a contemporary photo series on mental health titled A Little Warmer Than Room Temperature. The DTS: How would you describe yourself as an artist? UMRAN: I think I’m still trying to find my place. Its fun experimenting with different mediums […]

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FASHION, LIFESTYLE + CULTURE

DIOR TAKES A STAND: FEMINISM AND FASHION

words / VICTORIA CHRISTIE  VIA The Sydney Morning Herald (Catwalking – Getty Images)    The message was written in bold black letters on a crisp white t-shirt. It was a simple statement that packed a punch: “We Should All Be Feminists.” Models wearing a variety of feminist tees strutted down the runway during Christian Dior’s […]

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LIFESTYLE + CULTURE

How Concerts Changed My Life

words+pictures/ LEKAN AGUNBIADE  It was the end of October. I was going through my second month of university; meeting new people, adjusting to newfound independence, and cramming for a midterm I had the next day. I was happy and comfortable with life- until I received a text message from my then-girlfriend saying it wasn’t going […]

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