politics & society


Keep your eyes on Ebola

In our increasingly fast-paced society, it is easy to forget about the unpronounced threats to our health, writes Samuel Ord.

fashion & lifestyle

Australian students get limitless

Using lifestyle drugs to increase the quality of your day to day life is rife across the world, writes Samuel Ord.



Unstable stayers

The unpredictability of the Melbourne Cup means lead-up form often counts for little, writes Tom Parker.



Diwali set to light up Mernda

Joel Hargreaves discusses the importance of bringing the Diwali festival to the local community of Mernda.


Using social media for social good

Social media is providing a wealth of opportunity for important causes, but it can have its drawbacks as well, says Philippe Perez.


Pedal power gains momentum

Ride2Work Day encouraged people to ditch the car seat for a bike seat, but Philippe Perez says our cities still aren’t bike friendly.


Sports Addiction

Jordan Kounelis discusses the Bathurst 1000, A-League and AFL off-season in this week’s Sports Addiction.


50 Interviews: Postecoglou’s turning point

Young Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou walks away with his reputation in tatters following a disastrous interview, selected by Andrew Dimopoulos for our ’50 Interviews’ project.

Puppy farm

How much is that puppy in the window?

Victoria needs new laws to abolish puppy farms, not to endorse them, writes Joel Hargreaves.


Milking your conscience

It’s time to re-think the way we source our milk, writes Sherydan Fitzgerald.

david villa

A-League season preview

On the eve of the 2014/15 A-League season, Jordan Kounelis dissects each club’s chances.

Darren Hart resized

Harts on fire

Glowing comparisons aside, Darren Hart is one of a kind, writes Callum Godde.


Choc Tops: Hollywood bad guy to star in Pirates

Warning: Some coarse language.

Javier Bardem is in early talks to appear in Pirates of the Caribbean 5. See what our film experts make of it.


Using social media for social good

Raising awareness for social causes that both begin and end online can reap great benefits, however, there is still a lot to learn about using social media for this purpose.

Using social media for social good. by Upstart_Magazine on Mixcloud

Philippe Perez talked to host coordinator of the Changemakers FestivalSarah Stokley, and media educator Jonathan Brown, who are both bloggers and avid Twitter and Facebook users, utilising the platforms to stand up for a cause.

Philippe PerezPhilippe Perez is a second-year journalism student at La Trobe University and staff writer for upstart. He also tries to tweet for social good via twitter in between all the silly puns.






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