Last Week, the young British-Australian boy, Julian Cadman, was confirmed dead from Thursday evening’s attacks in Barcelona. This brings the death count up to 14, with over 100 people – including his mother – remaining injured. While our thoughts are prayers remain with the families of all those who have been injured and killed during the course of the attacks in Spain, our next duty is to learn from the attack, and adapt our security services to prevent this tragedy from occurring again. Read more …
Cardinal George Pell has been summonsed to appear in a Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on July 18th after an announcement by Victoria Police.
Theresa May has snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, agreeing on a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to form a minority Tory Government in Great Britain.
I’d like to extend a warm welcome on behalf of Radio Monash’s news team to the new face of News Live – Brana Godic!
Brana is a fourth year Arts/Science student with a fondness for all things Hufflepuff, who’ll be taking over as the official new host of our weekly two-hour news extravaganza, News Live. You’ll be able to enjoy zany new guest speakers, interesting new topics, and a distinctly less adversarial news show that I can absolutely guarantee will be interesting, delightful, witty and fascinating! Read more …
Hamilton: An American Musical is an unquestionable modern phenomenon. It has supplanted Chicago, Wicked, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat as my favourite musical of all time. It’s a rap-based musical almost any naysayers of the genre in general should at least be able to stomach, its music is incredible, its lyrics succinctly poignant, its emotions conveyed brilliantly with the fervour that one can’t help but associate with Yanks in general (Yanks very much being the correct term for this crop of historical figures, given their status as New York natives).
But I’m calling bullshit on the romantic plot lines of this musical. Read more …
2016. A year of unexpected victories, devestating losses and of course, memes.
With a few hours left until the world enters 2017, our upcoming News Director Avanti Oberoi has taken the opportunity to collate, commentate and analyse the most influential news stories of the last 12 months. From January to December, David Bowie to Carrie Fisher, the Australian Open to the US Election – what were the events that shaped our year, both domestically and internationally, into the one that we are about to bid farewell to? This is Radio Monash’s “2016: The Year The Was” Read more …
Why I believe they should either be taxed more, or engage much more in CSR, if they intend to profit off this season of the Bachelor.
Dear Network 10 management,
On episode 10 of the Bachelor, I watched as Richie and Alex had a single date based around the idea of ‘chocolate’. Now, for once, I shan’t make it a priority to critique the date or the women or the outfits as per usual. Today, my issue is that of the abuse of chocolate propagated by this bachelor Richie Strahan, by the ditz of a date of his, Alex, and by the colossally lousy asshats producing this show.
Why am I calling them lousy asshats today? Because they let this pair of morons waste hundreds of millilitres of chocolate on ‘cutesiness’ and a chocolate bath.
Some spoilers ahead – each with individual warnings, chill
Three weeks ago on Friday I practically skipped into Dymocks to grab my copy of the new Harry Potter book, the eighth, an addendum to a series I have adored from my childhood, and will likely continue to love throughout my adulthood and long past the time old age will make me both wrinkly and potty.
I got home, and in the manner of Hermione Granger buried my nose in the book, barely looking up so that I could finish it as quickly as conceivably possible.
So for those of you who are new to the whole Bachelor (henceforth Bachie) franchise, the show works this way: some ‘lucky guy’, the aforementioned Bachelor, is “looking for love” and, having had some alleged ill-luck in this endeavour, is appearing on a television show to find his “perfect match” or “soul mate” – or whatever title Nicholas Sparks conjures up in his next oh-so-disgusting novel.
This evening, Sky News of News Corp (yes, Murdoch’s outlet — though to those of you who care to watch it, not its mouthpiece) an exclusive Foxtel news channel aired a live debate between Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull. It was moderated by News Analyst David Speers, and broadcasted from the marginal seat of Macquarie in Western Sydney.
This week’s episode of ‘Last Week Tonight’ featured a performance by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the man behind the Pulitzer prize winning musical Hamilton, who happens to be the son of two Puerto Rican parents; Miranda teamed up with the political comedian and social commentator John Oliver to champion and publicise the case for Puerto Rican debt relief.