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Two male friends talking on the beach

Why can’t men “man up” about their feelings?

Why is it so hard for men to open up their true feelings, and how does the continued perceptions around masculinity affect the mental health of men? Trinh Le discusses what it means to be a man.

The Big Chicken Festival

The Weekender: April 7 – 9

Join an all-out sugar fest, see the world through the lens of contemporary photography, enjoy a weekend of finger lickin’ goodness, or be amazed at Brickman Wonders of the World LEGO Exhibition. Trinh Le has the details.

Flinders Street Station

3 things I wish I’d known before studying in Australia

IF you were to start your study in Australia all over again, would you do it differently? Trinh Le reflects on his experience studying abroad and shares what he has learnt outside of textbooks.

Metro Tunnel construction causes Melbourne CBD streets to be closed for years

THE new Metro Tunnel project will make commuting easier for everyone but there’s a catch! Trinh Le has the details.

International student employees forced by 7-Eleven store to pay back wage in cash

EMPLOYEES at a Brisbane 7-Eleven store were allegedly forced to handle back half of their pay to the store franchisee, in a practice known as “cash back” scam. Trinh Le has more.


Fast, free Wi-Fi network across Melbourne’s CBD now available

MELBOURNE has once again proven itself to be the most liveable city in the world, with the installation of the country’s largest and fastest free Wi-Fi network across the CBD. Trinh Le has the details on how you can connect to the network.

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen is an established writer in Melbourne who comes from an Asian background.

SEXtember: Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen talks about her first time and how it changed her perspective on sex

TO MOST people who originate from conservative Asian societies, it’s hard to just talk about sex without embarrassing anyone. Writer Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen spoke with Trinh Le about her own story of overcoming this fear and why it’s important to open up about it.


Researchers call out for international graduates on post-study work visa in Australia

DO you think the current post-study work visa increases your chance of employment in Australia? What do you think can be done to improve your post-study experience? Trinh Le reports on a new research project about the employability of international graduates.

Faux crates and pallets as seating - Food Truck Park, Chadstone

The Weekender: August 19 – 21

FUEL your inner femme fatale at the IFFM2016, go treasure-hunting at Coburg, sample mouth-watering Asian street food, or improve your photography skills with other photoholics. Trinh Le suggests four things to do this weekend in Melbourne!

New Australian of the Year 2016 Gary Lee

Embracing diversity: Interview with New Australian of the Year, Gary Lee

NEW Australian of the Year, Gary Lee, has long supported international students in his line of work and continues to advocate for their welfare. Trinh Le caught up with Lee to talk about his recent award, his past voluntary experiences and his love of Australia’s diversity.

Melbourne International Student Conference 2016 Day 2: Finding what matters to you

WHAT matters to you? This question shaped the second day of the Melbourne International Student Conference 2016 and got students to find their niche, work towards that ideal and to surround themselves with a network of people who support their cause. Trinh Le has the highlights of day two.

How can students best prepare for the future of work?

MISC 2016: Future Focus Forum reveals keys to a successful global career

AUTOMATION, globalisation, and flexibility are just a few keywords being discussed in this year’s Future Focus Forum, co-hosted by Meld Community and the City of Melbourne. Trinh Le brings you all the details of what you’ve missed on how to best prepare for the future job market.

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