Gillian Lantouris / @gillianlant Barcelos With sexy guitar licks, crackling speakers and deeply nostalgic melodies, Barcelos is an emerging Melbourne band atypical from the others that form the local dirty music scene. Unlike their seamless guitar riffs, Barcelos has struggled to keep their band afloat and as the lead singer James Medley put it “sometimes … More Barcelos
Gillian Lantouris Substance abuse in people aged 15 to 24 has more than doubled over the last five years, particularly, the use of methamphetamine. Kathryn Daley, the author of Youth and Substance Abuse, has researched the sociology behind youth substance abuse and said that although cannabis and alcohol are the main drugs people seek treatment … More The youth of Australia on thin ice
Gillian Lantouris The AFL world has been shaken after a video of Jesse Hogan smoking goes viral. The Melbourne Demons player was caught with a lit cigarette in hand at a Perth music festival on the 8th of April 2017. Sam Calogero has been a local football coach for 30 years and agrees that AFL … More Smoking: “is not an epidemic” says local football coach.
Gillian Lantouris Crime rates along Kingston beaches have skyrocketed by more than 20% over the last two years. Constable. Blake Pearce said that the number of reported thefts over the summer was incredibly high. “10 thefts are reported each week,” he said. In Mordialloc alone, this number had risen by 21.8% since 2015, according to … More Beach culture threatened by petty crime
Electronic coffee machine craze is no match for handcrafted coffee Gillian Lanrouris Many Australian’s had fallen for the charm of Nespresso’s spokesperson George Clooney and had made the leap to purchasing an electronic coffee machine that used pod capsules to make their coffee. It was believed that this investment would save them money in the … More
The Keysborough Animal Shelter, as well as other shelters in the area, has been inundated with hundreds of kittens and cats each year. Emily Hajdinjak, the Senior Cat and Animal Welfare Coordinator at Keysborough Animal Shelter said, “once kitten season hits we have over 300 cats and they just come in every day”. Ms Hajdinjak … More Dandenong City council rejects compulsory desexing of cats
Orientation Week activities promote heavy drinking and adulterous behaviour say University students. Ranging from parties to campus tours, too often drinking and sex is involved or is implied by these activities. Mauled Purnama Siui, a Monash University student believed that this is a false statement “no I don’t believe that it is all about drinking … More Concerns over University ‘O-Week’ being an excuse for drinking and sex