Did not anticipate its arrival But it arrived Did not knock on our doors Rather it welcomed itself in Emptied out grocery shelves Crushed our coffee dates Many of us read Some sang beautiful notes Others danced to those beats And we paused as our beloved land began to heal Lockdown in all homes Fines imposed Airports and schools closed As mass burials … Continue reading Coronavirus by Kaif Ul Wara
We met on a dark, gloomy Winter night Emotions shattering Like a broken glass You knock on my door As my palms sweat, Tears flow down my eyes Knowing you bring with you Loneliness, anger and pain Yet somehow, I allow you in And here you are, always so near like a shadow of the past Wanting to repeat history On a … Continue reading Anxiety by Kaif Ul Wara
Our guest blogger, Kaif Ul Wara, studying Bachelor of Criminology/ Bachelor of Laws, shares her experience of Ramadan during COVID-19. Since I was a little girl, I have known to observe Ramadan with friends and extended family. My favourite memories are of hosting and attending Iftar dinners with family and going to mosques. BUT NOT THIS YEAR! Everything I ever knew or did to observe … Continue reading Ramadan in Isolation!
Claire Kearns is a Masters of International Relations student and avid gardener, who has systematically binged her way through Star Trek from Kirk to Picard, to Janeway to Sisko, and now up to Archer, throughout her university studies. Her post talks about the student experience from an Equity standpoint. Hey, so, it’s been a bit scary this COVID-19 crisis, yeah? The ‘Rona is everywhere and … Continue reading Imagine: Unending Isolation, a Normality for some at University
Look how beautifully the poet, Cemal Sureya, summarised life: life is short, the birds are flying. Although it is quite a frank expression, the meaning is way too cruel to be explained. When you lose someone you care about dearly, you realise how short life really is. It is at that moment when this famous poet’s quote disqualifies itself from literature and becomes a solid … Continue reading “Life is Short, the Birds are Flying”
When numbness became my calmness And the world around me became lifeless Cause’ it didn’t matter at all As I am all on my own Withering away In this fading grey For all I yearn Is my demons to burn With this soul left empty Craving for my sanity And the convulsions inside my head Eating away my breath As I look at the willow … Continue reading It’s All Right by Anika Lodha
Our guest blogger, Claire Kearns, brings us this review of the latest instalment in the Marvel movies franchise. Claire has just finished a Graduate Certificate in International Relations, she loves the Star Wars Universe and Marvel movies. You can follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ballerinapiratesmile/ Warning: This review contains some major spoilers about the various Marvel movies – but if you are not up to speed: why aren’t you?!? & proceed … Continue reading Spider-Man Far from Home: yawn or worth the hype?
Our guest blogger, Brigitte Theuma, brings us the last instalment narrating the journey of her internship at Ford Motor Company Australia, and shares what the experience has taught her as she contemplates life after uni. My project at Ford Motor Company Australia Limited has been nothing but amazing! It is as though every time I think I’ve really grasped my knowledge about electric cars, I … Continue reading Interning: Boosting personal and professional confidence
Our guest blogger, Brigitte Theuma, Bachelor of Commerce, continues to share her internship journey at Ford Motor Company Australia. In this post, she gives us some insights into what she has learned so far. From my time at Ford I have learnt that this company really embraces everybody’s strengths and works together to complete projects. They not only have their marketing teams work together, but also further expand this … Continue reading Interning to expand your learning and potential
Brigitte Theuma, Bachelor of Commerce, has just started an internship at Ford Motor Company Australia Limited and joins us as a guest blogger this semester to give us the lowdown on how she found this fantastic opportunity! The first time I thought about doing an internship, I was looking through my subjects and saw that there was an opportunity to self-source an internship. In the beginning, I … Continue reading The start of an eye opening opportunity: Self-sourcing an internship