Addressing the gender gap in Adelaide’s music scene

By Sam Bradbrook As the Australian music scene grows and evolves it is yet to solve its decades-old problem with gender equality. Falls Festival is the latest institution to come under fire, after revealing a line-up that only included 11 women out of 100-plus artists. It is a national trend that stretches down to local, city-based music scenes, and Adelaide is unfortunately no different. Cassie … Continue reading Addressing the gender gap in Adelaide’s music scene

The Toughest Competition Is Still Internal For Gay Women

By Christopher Dastoor Gay women still face mental obstacles when it comes to playing sport, as the battle for social acceptance and equality continues. Retired hockey player De-Anne Gilbert’s career started at age 16 when she made the Adelaide Suns in 2002, followed by the Hockeyroos development squad in 2005. Gilbert received a scholarship with the Australian Institute of Sport, moved to Perth and was … Continue reading The Toughest Competition Is Still Internal For Gay Women

Society’s Assumptions starring Mel Waters

By Shannon Chamberlain. Mel Waters is being forced to perform. Who’s forcing Mel, you ask? It might be you. Mel is transgender non-binary and identifies as pansexual. This means they are transitioning from the female gender they were assigned at birth to non-binary, which is neither male nor female. Mel feels more masculine than feminine and is sexually attracted to trans men, trans women, cis … Continue reading Society’s Assumptions starring Mel Waters

The travels of South Australian HeartKids and their mums

By Shannon Chamberlain “A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.”— George Herbert, British poet Every day in Australia, eight babies are born with heart defects. And to make matters worse, Adelaide stopped offering major Childhood Heart Disease surgery in the early 2000s. HeartKids SA/NT director, Maryanne Noone says, on average, two to three families every week have to travel from the Flinders Medical … Continue reading The travels of South Australian HeartKids and their mums

Sweaty salutations, from the Sunday Mail City–Bay Fun Run

By Chloe Szentpeteri As Sunday, September 17 dawned, runners were rising early to compete in Adelaide’s annual Sunday Mail City–Bay event. The morning was set for sun and sweat as competitors gave it their all in a bid to reach the finish line first, choosing to walk or run either three, six or 12 kilometre distances. From the siren start right up until a cheering … Continue reading Sweaty salutations, from the Sunday Mail City–Bay Fun Run

Batyr provide free barbeque at UniSA campuses to encourage students to speak out about their mental health on R U OK? Day

By Sam Aebi  Youth mental health awareness organisation Batyr hosted free barbeques for students at all UniSA campuses on R U OK? Day. The organisation, which has reached over 70,000 young people through their programs, provided free food for students at the Mawson Lakes, Magill, City East and West UniSA campuses on Thursday. Students could enjoy a sausage or veggie patty in bread among the … Continue reading Batyr provide free barbeque at UniSA campuses to encourage students to speak out about their mental health on R U OK? Day

Mental health among uni students hits new lows

By Emily Cosenza, Alyssa McKellar and Emma Warren. A study by mental health foundation, Headspace, has found that around 80 per cent of students feel anxiety, and a lack of energy and motivation. The study, which asked students about the previous 12 months, also found that one in three students thought about self-harm or suicide and one in two experienced panic. 21-year-old Alyce, who was … Continue reading Mental health among uni students hits new lows