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

Gender stigma contributes to more men taking their own lives

By Shannon Chamberlain. A new study by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals the number of South Australian men who died by suicide is three times higher than that of females. The study shows a total of 174 men and 62 women took their own lives in 2015. Chair of Mental Health Nursing at the University of South Australia Professor Nicholas Procter says the … Continue reading Gender stigma contributes to more men taking their own lives

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

How Social Media Changed the Face of Public Relations and Journalism

Kelly Hughes. The power of social media could never have been foretold by the Journalism and public relations sector. Its influence has been palpable and inserted a contemporary new layer of communication into the media mix. The rise of citizen journalism has seen an evolving platform for the way breaking news and global events are now covered by everyday citizens with access to a digital … Continue reading How Social Media Changed the Face of Public Relations and Journalism

What We Must Learn From Harvey Weinstein.

  By Kelly Hughes. After the eruption of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, women took to twitter to divulge incredibly raw, harrowing and personal accounts detailing their own experiences of sexual assault. Men’s violence against women, sexual assault, rape and gendered violence are amongst the world’s most distressing and underreported issues faced by women. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the number of sexual assaults … Continue reading What We Must Learn From Harvey Weinstein.

Worldsend Hotel closes to make room for the West Oak

By Emily Pemberton The Worldsend Hotel has closed its doors for the last time after two decades of service. The pub was in prime location for UniSA students and was a well-known social hub for students at the City West campus. Fortunately, local nightclub manager, Hugo Pedler, and business partners have taken over the pub and are rebranding it as the West Oak. “A few … Continue reading Worldsend Hotel closes to make room for the West Oak

Federal government announces creation of Australian space agency, SA to tap into multi-billion dollar industry with South Australian Space Industry Centre

By George Booth After a series of ongoing developments and growing momentum, the federal government has announced Australia will create its own space agency. The government intends to tap into the $420 billion and growing space industry, with Australia’s own space agency expected to generate thousands of new jobs for the country. South Australia has shown its ongoing support to develop Australia’s involvement in the … Continue reading Federal government announces creation of Australian space agency, SA to tap into multi-billion dollar industry with South Australian Space Industry Centre

Adelaide astronaut says education is key to developing a national space agency

By Kelly Hughes It is a “no brainer” that Australia should invest in a national space agency, given the tremendous benefit it will garner, said Dr. Andrew Thomas. Global leaders of the space sector are gathering in Adelaide this week for the 68th International Astronautical Congress, to discuss Australia’s lagging contribution to a multi-billion dollar space industry. At the South Australian Press Club luncheon yesterday, … Continue reading Adelaide astronaut says education is key to developing a national space agency

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