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Introverted, no more: How the friends I made at uni released me from my comfort zone

Saying ‘hi’ to someone new in your first few classes on campus can go a long way as Samantha Chew discovered. She writes about the first friends she made at university and how they continue to inspire her today.

Interview with Rita Nehme, co-founder of Steer North charity

Fancy a cycling journey from Melbourne to Cairns? Ride for charity with Steer North, an organisation that promotes a healthy lifestyle and raises funds for cancer. Samantha Chew caught up with co-founder Rita Nehme to learn more.

The Weekender: March 24 – 26

Hang out with some furry or scaly friends, dance along with Asian popstars, learn how to be sustainable and immerse yourself in Korean culture. Samantha Chew has you covered this weekend.

Int’l students at VAMFF 2017: A stitch in time, a place of mine

Four international student fashion designers will once again have their dazzling collections showcased in this year’s Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Samantha Chew reports.

New messaging app, DoTalk, makes learning language and basic communication easy

Apps that translate conversations in real time only exist in sci-fi films, right? Not any more! Dotalk, lets users translate messages into 90 different languages on the fly! Samantha Chew reviews the new app.

It’s dangerous to go alone: How PAX Australia is destigmatising mental health

PAX AUSTRALIA has taken amazing strides forward to assist individuals having a hard time coping with everything on their mind. Samantha Chew investigates the convention’s commitment to mental health aid this year.

The Weekender: November 18 – 20

GET gifts early for Christmas, learn about the great epics of Homer, shop around Etsy’s market IN REAL LIFE or treat Sunday like Funday with Gasworks. Samantha Chew has your picks this weekend.

SEXtember: Identifying sexual assault and harassment

WHAT is sexual assault and how do victims seek the help they need? With cases on the rise on campus, students – especially international students – need to understand their options. Samantha Chew reports.

The Weekender: September 30 – October 2

OCCUPY your weekend with environmental documentaries at EFFA 2016, explore off-limit areas at the MCG, embrace Muslim culture through art and performances and build your own terrarium to brighten up your home. Samantha has your weekend covered.

Defining work in Australia: What you need to know about working here

Do you know if you’re being treated fairly at work and whether your employer is taking advantage of you? Samantha Chew gives you the low-down on what you need to know about working in Australia.

Madman Anime Festival 2016

ARE you a proud, certified fan of all things geeky and Japanese? Head over to the first ever Madman Anime Festival which will be bringing Japan’s otaku culture to your doorstep. Samantha Chew details.

FTW: The Boy and the Beast + A Letter to Momo

A lover of animated movies? Stand a chance to win Blu-ray copies of A Letter to Momo and The Boy and the Beast to be entranced by the beautiful art and storytelling. Samantha…

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