Campbelltown’s country star on the rise

Maddison Collier is set to be Campbelltown’s’ next country music star. Having always dreamt of success in the music industry, her recent invitation to attend the Nashville Country Music Festival has put fame on the horizon for the Leumeah local. Maddi will perform a...

Charlie’s way: life member marks 50 years at Cronulla Caringbah

Charlie Bate joined the Cronulla Caringbah Sharks in 1968 and is the longest active member in the club’s 86-year history. He has held every role in the club, including president and coach. Bate is now club caretaker, and he dedicates six days a week to managing the...

Life’s a drag … queen

Adam Larkham is using his love of performing to shake things up and change perspectives in Wollongong as drag queen, Miss Roxee Horror. After being thrust into the spotlight following a controversial storytime at Wollongong City Library, Larkham has been left with...

Bulli Brewing Co. making feed while the sun shines

As the record-breaking drought continues, beer has emerged as an unexpected helper to Australian farmers. Not the beer itself, but the by-product of brewing it, has proved useful as feed to cattle. With the price of hay surging to more than $400 per tonne in the past...

Soccer career put on hold due to the dreaded ACL rupture

Semi-professional soccer player Chrystal Duggan has recently returned to the game following the rupture of her Anterior Cruciate Ligament in her right knee. The injury came at an important time in Duggan's career and has both narrowed and broadened her perspective on...

University Students are Struggling to Balance Priorities

A Federal Government research has shown that one-third of Australian university students fail to complete their degrees. Students are struggling to balance university, work and co-curricular commitments, causing them to either fail subjects or defer. The study,...

Western Sydney Superstar Takes Centre Stage

Western Sydney’s Daniella El-Hawzi, known by the stage name Ella E, has fast-tracked her career after placing first in the Burwood’s Got Talent singing competition winning $7000 in prize money. What started as a passion for music has now become a career goal – to make...

Manic 5-Week Meditation in Woonona

Yoga teacher Aislinn Miles will run a five-week meditation course at Woonona’s organic shop, Manic Organic. The 20-year-old hopes to teach participants to delve deeper into themselves and to share thoughts and feelings they wouldn’t normally share. Owner of the store,...

New UOW exhibition shares stories from state’s criminal past

Mary Maloney was a 53-year-old American-born widow who lived in Paddington from the 1890s, and spent about 25 years in and out of 'Inebriate Institutions' for alcohol addiction. Maloney's is one of many stories told in the NSW State Archives’ Captured! Portraits of...

Activism and Art

The Women's Movement in the 70s paved a future for a fairer society. Jack Draper reflects on her contribution to feminism from activism to art. She spoke with UOW journalism student Stephanie Hazelton. A wooden telegraph pole stands tall and strong metres from the...

Life’s a drag … queen

Adam Larkham is using his love of performing to shake things up and change perspectives in Wollongong as drag queen, Miss Roxee Horror. After being thrust into the spotlight following a controversial storytime at Wollongong City Library, Larkham has been left with...

Bulli Brewing Co. making feed while the sun shines

As the record-breaking drought continues, beer has emerged as an unexpected helper to Australian farmers. Not the beer itself, but the by-product of brewing it, has proved useful as feed to cattle. With the price of hay surging to more than $400 per tonne in the past...

Soccer career put on hold due to the dreaded ACL rupture

Semi-professional soccer player Chrystal Duggan has recently returned to the game following the rupture of her Anterior Cruciate Ligament in her right knee. The injury came at an important time in Duggan's career and has both narrowed and broadened her perspective on...

Manic 5-Week Meditation in Woonona

Yoga teacher Aislinn Miles will run a five-week meditation course at Woonona’s organic shop, Manic Organic. The 20-year-old hopes to teach participants to delve deeper into themselves and to share thoughts and feelings they wouldn’t normally share. Owner of the store,...

Activism and Art

The Women's Movement in the 70s paved a future for a fairer society. Jack Draper reflects on her contribution to feminism from activism to art. She spoke with UOW journalism student Stephanie Hazelton. A wooden telegraph pole stands tall and strong metres from the...

A Red Carpet Calling

Up-and-coming Sydney director Erin Lenore Good once felt trapped in the white walled world of office jobs. Years later she is receiving awards for her creative work, UOW student reporter Keira Proust reports. A vibrant yellow dress floats through the crowd of...

Angelo Lazerou: A Journey to Remember

Barber Angelo Lazerou reflects on what it was like to migrate to Australia at the age of ten. He speaks with UOW student reporter Aden Day about his journey. There are a lot of dangers at sea, but it is the sounds that stick with you the most. The mournful wail of the...