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Markit@FedSquare earlier this year. Image from the event's official Facebook page.

The Weekender: November 27 – 29

KICK off holiday season with everything festive that Melbourne has to offer this weekend! A LEGO Christmas tree and Markit arts and crafts fair at Fed Square, a KitKat Studio at Melbourne Central and the Japanese Film Festival 2015 – you really couldn’t ask for more fun. Allan Tanoemarga has more.

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The Weekender: November 20 – 22

ENJOY a free BBQ, satisfy your sweet tooth at a massive bake sale, run wild with colours, and get a taste of Hispanic and Latin American culture at the Johnston Street Fiesta. Nicole Tee shares how you can make the most out of your weekend.


The Weekender: November 6 – 8

INDULGE in good food, celebrate Diwali, shop for new kitsch items or have a night of laughs. It’s all happening this weekend as Hieu Chau brings you the highlights.


A Celebration of Freedom: Free to Be Concert 2015

JOIN local and international artists at the Free to Be concert in St Kilda and support a great cause! Trinh Le brings you all the details of what you can expect on the night.

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ASEAN Games Australia 2015: MUFFIN edges out Fifty Shades of Fats to become Ultimate Frisbee champions

THIS year’s Ultimate Frisbee tournament brought out the best in all of its competitors and defined the spirit of sportsmanship and competition. Trinh Le brings you the highlights from ASEAN Games’ Ultimate Frisbee tournament.


Meyers Place Latin Fiesta 2015

CATCH the colour, food and tradition of Latin American culture come alive in the city when Meyers Place Latin Fiesta happens this October. Diana Ponce has more.


Unleashed Festival 2015: Inspiring social change in communities

Ever saw a huge issue in society that you wanted to develop a solution for? In its third year, Unleashed Festival invites young people from all over Australia to discuss problems and develop solutions for their societies. Nicole Tee has more.

The Selfie - Queen Victoria Night Markets via Flickr Creative Commons

The Weekender: September 4 – 6

EXPLORE the markets of Melbourne, get a taste of Singaporean food and culture, enjoy an artistic afternoon and catch up with books you have always wanted to read. Diana Ponce selects her highlights for this weekend.

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MUISS International Students Week 2015

INTERNATIONAL Students Week invites overseas students from all universities and schools down to Monash University’s Clayton campus for three days of fun and festivities. Antonina Mtanu has more.


AFIS’ Amazing Race 2.0: Gather a team and race to the finish!

RACE around Melbourne and feel more at home with the city as you and a team of four compete in AFIS’ Amazing Race 2.0. Antonina Mtanu has all the details.

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The Weekender: July 10 – 12

CATCH an avant-garde film, be intrigued by an automobile design exhibition, see electric splashes of colour illuminated over buildings, and delight your tastebuds with warm Japanese savoury pancakes. Nicole Tee has more on how to spend your weekend.

Coming of age group

Adulthood: What it means to come of age for Japanese students

EARLIER this year, 96 Japanese exchange students were invited to attend a a traditional ‘Coming of Age Ceremony’, hosted by the Victorian Government. Daniel Driscoll spoke with Japanese students from Swinburne University to get their thoughts on what being an adult is all about.


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Many international students live in or around the city because of the proximity to their colleges and universities, and that was where we decided to focus our efforts first. Many of us live, work and study locally too. Our editorial team is made of both local and international students, and it has worked to our advantage in providing local content in every sense of the word.

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