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BROKEN NEWS: Australian Greens Establish “Ethnic Cleansing” Program For Immigrants

The Greens have been showered with both praise and criticism over their new campaign to help indigenous and migrant communities in low socioeconomic areas. The Greens’ Ethnic Cleansing program is set to bring hundreds of portable shower stations to thousands of immigrants around Australia.  Broken News reached out to the Greens for comment, and secured an interview with staffer David Davidson. Read more …

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FOOD REVIEW: English Muffin, Hash Brown, and Juice @ Meeting Point

Alas I find myself in the mornings unable to provide a breakfast suitable for a large stomach such as my own, thus I wind up trying to find something appetising while half asleep with only a few dollars residing in my pocket. As of late, I have had a taste for something hot and comforting, the same kind of comfort one finds with a kiss on the cheek as one barely opens their eyes from a long nap.

However my options for such comfort, at my pay-grade, are far between. The options inside the campus centre are Meeting Point, Artichoke + Whitebait, Subway, and Grafali’s. I am only considering these outlets so far because if I were to wander too far in such a tired state I would surely become lost and distraught. Read more …

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BROKEN NEWS: “Tinder for Comedians FINALLY Released”

Following the close of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the largest comedy festival in Australia, new comedians are already beginning to prepare for next year’s edition of the world’s third-largest comedy festival. Whilst traditionally the stand up comedy clubs of the cities serve as the bastion of comic collaboration, a new app that has hit stores is looking to bring the comedy club atmosphere to your local area. Read more …

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BUDGET17 RECAP AND ANALYSIS: Morrison’s Attempt At A Labor Budget Is Not A Sign Of Ambition Nor Amends, Simply One Of Defeat

Calculators in hand, pitchforks at the ready – welcome to yet another Coalition Budget! Or so one would assume leading into what is traditionally a night that results in furrowed brows, drinking copious amounts of alcohol that (logically) I can’t afford, and abuses on my keyboard. The hardships that plague a 20 year old, middle class, white male attempting to embody the outrage of every possible demographic are simply unparalleled.

This year, however, I’ve been barred from my usual reaction by a budget that requires a heightened sense of analysis and, frustratingly, a lack of partisanship.  A budget that in many ways is far more reminiscent of its ALP counterpart, forces those responding to it to engage with the why; not to merely recap the decisions that have been made. Read more …

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BROKEN NEWS: Ben and Jerry’s Release Revenge Flavoured Ice Cream

Fans around the world have gone into a frosty frenzy over the sudden announcement of a new Ben & Jerry’s flavour. The globally loved ice cream company have surprised their dedicated following with a decidedly unorthodox flavour: Rocky Revenge. This major break from the company’s previous themes of fruit, confectionery and nut flavour palettes, is believed to be the first time an emotion has been turned into an ice cream flavour. Read more …

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‘Girls’: Perfectly Imperfect

*Some spoilers for the show may be discussed!*

How do you say goodbye to perfection? Damned if I know.

I’ll start by saying HBO’s Girls was not perfect, not even close. Yet, the imperfections of Lena Dunham’s brain child only ever worked to highlight the perfect parts and the importance of the characters on a well-respected network. Since it’s inception, immediately the audience was introduced to characters with distinct personalities that you can envision yourself being, gone were the days of the Sex and the City girls, the new wave of Girls had hit the streets hard.

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Food Review: Home made chocolate mousse

An unfortunate trait of my taste is that I adore sweets. I love to take my time with a new dessert, smelling it, tasting it, allowing its textures to melt across my tongue. In this case, I have been presented with a new twist on an old favourite: my mother’s chocolate mousse. She prepares them across the day for my arrival for dinner in the evening in glass bowls that once contained a store bought souffle. Read more …

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Comedy Review: Larry Dean’s ‘Farcissist’ 10/04/17

Infectiously loveable, Glaswegian comedian, Larry Dean presented his latest stand up show Farcissist, in Swanson Street at the admirable Melbourne Town Hall as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

The audience filled the intimate Cloak Room at the Town Hall and were serenaded with music by iconic rockabilly singer Elvis Presley, which kept the audience engaged and in a happy mood whilst awaiting Dean to grace the stage. Read more …

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BROKEN NEWS – Getting hammered just like Christ, New Easter tradition inducted into the papal canon.

Good Friday morning. St Peter’s Square overflowed with hoards of pious Catholics gathered to hear the wise words of Pope Francis. Thousands flock to Vatican City every year for the hallowed Easter Masses, eager to commemorate the day their Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, was crucified. Stepping out onto the balcony, the sun overhead, Pope Francis addressed all the people of the square with a simple prayer and greeting before shocking millions of Catholics worldwide with his unanticipated direction of Easter wisdom.

Catholics will now be able to partake in pub crawls, house parties and other such binge-drinking events around the world, in order to drink to their heart’s content in the name of Christ. “The Vatican formally encourages all Catholics to indulge in alcohol of all types: Beer, Cider, holy spirits and copious amount of the blood of Christ,” declared the Pope, “many centuries ago, Our Saviour got hammered so that one day we would be able to get hammered too.”

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PRESS RELEASE: 2017 COMMITTEE RESHUFFLE AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF SEMESTER ONE EGM

Today Radio Monash announces that Aleks Djukic has officially resigned from her position as 2017 Station President effective 19th of April 2017

The following statement was provided by Djukic, explaining the reasoning for her resignation and thanking both the 2017 Committee and member base for their support:

It is with a heavy heart that I announce my resignation as President of Radio Monash. Due to health complications, I will no longer be able to fulfill the requirements needed to undertake this responsibility.

Since my term began in November of last year, I have been blown away by the continual hard work and dedication of my committee; from the AACTA awards, to the renovations of the space, to a reinvigorated broadcast grid and an incredible online presence. I am eternally grateful to all those who have contributed to the life of Radio Monash during my presidency.

While I am regretful of the fact that I will not be able to fulfill the full 12 month term, I am thankful for the understanding of my team and the community during this difficult time.

Luka Janicijevic, current Vice President and Production Manager, will be stepping up to the role of President in the interim and I trust that with his reinvigorated vision for Radio Monash, that our community will continue to grow, thrive and make an impression within Monash University and beyond.

My presidency will officially cease next Wednesday the 19th of April. Until then, business as usual. My inbox is always open for inquiries.

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