politics & society


The push for investigation of controversial Facebook study

Stacey Elms-King reports on U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s request for an investigation into Facebook’s controversial research project that subjected users to ‘emotional manipulation’ experiments.

fashion & lifestyle

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Hoop yourself to happiness

Stacey Elms-King explores the increasing popularity of hula hooping and the positive influences it can have on the mind and body.


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Frosty’s chance

Joel Hargreaves discusses why Ford driver Mark Winterbottom must win the 2014 V8 Supercars championship.



MWF 2014 Second Look: Esther’s Style

One death, six points of view, Esther’s Style is a great grotesque political-comedy created by Pedro Levati.


More than just a political leader

Former politician, commentator and BeyondBlue chairman Jeff Kennett speaks to Cassandra De Palma about his diverse careers and varied life since his time at school.


Dry months leave a bad taste

Ally Dennis discusses why undergoing a ‘dry month’ can be painful and pointless.


Is Buddy a champion or just a freak?

Lance Franklin is a freak athlete but as Callum O’Connor writes, his lack of consistency denies him champion status.


MWF 2014 Second Look: Destroy the Alpha Gammas

A cross between Glee and Mean Girls, Leah McKendrick’s comedy series Destroy the Alpha Gammas (DAG) is an exploration of rivalry and revenge set in the world of sororities.


Supermarkets squeezing suppliers

Are Coles and Woolworths taking over the food production industry in Australia? Justin Falconer writes.


Juice cleanses: healthy or harmful?

A cup of blended fruit and vegetables should be good for you, but extreme juice diets do more harm than they let on writes Lauren Colosimo.


Speeding penalties on the decline

Joel Hargreaves discusses how V8 Supercar drivers have adapted quickly to an influx of pit lane penalties.


MWF 2014 Second Look: Bulk Billing with Jonathan Schuster

Created by Stupid Old Studios and Jonathan Schuster, Bulk Billing with Jonathan Schuster is a comedy web series that dives into awkward medical problems and awkward ways of receiving treatment.


upstart celebrates its 5th birthday

On Thursday evening upstart magazine celebrated its 5th birthday with former and current contributors. Naim Kurt reports on the night.


WrapUp episode seven

On the last episode of WrapUp this season, Campbell and Alice debate the circumstances surrounding Frances Abbott’s scholarship, Rolf Harris’ trial in London, and the anti-climactic update to the MH370 search.

WrapUp Episode 07 by Upstart_Magazine on Mixcloud


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