politics & society

Clive Palmer

In the Palmer of his hand

Despite their exploits, the Palmer United Party is playing an important role in Canberra, writes Liam O’Callaghan.

fashion & lifestyle


Prepare for worse commercial TV

Community television will suffer if shifted onto the internet, writes Luke Costin.



Blues batsman confident about upcoming season

Davis Harrigan speaks to New South Wales Blues opening batsman Scott Henry ahead of the 2014/15 Australian domestic cricket season. 


Rock ain’t dead

One of the world’s most respected rockstars claims rock is dead, but Meaghan Weiley thinks otherwise.


Auschwitz Nazi deserves forgiveness, not revenge

Forcing a former Auschwitz guard to stand trial for his actions is pointlesss, writes Samuel Ord.

bike cabs

A wheely good idea

Melbourne’s newest taxi alternative, Bike Cabs, taps into everyone’s environmentally friendly inner child, writes Sherydan Fitzgerald.


upstart’s AFL Grand Final coverage

Tune into our special broadcast on Grand Final day as we cover all the action leading up to the Swans versus Hawks.


Oktoberfest goes global

The international fame surrounding the centuries-old Oktoberfest is seeing a myriad of sister festivals popping up all over the world, writes Vito Doria.


A harsh sentence

Suspended sentences have been abolished in Victoria, but there are fewer benefits than you may think, writes Erin Leeder.

stressed student

University students’ best kept secret

Simultaneously studying for a degree and working for a living is detrimental to students’ health, writes Sherydan Fitzgerald.


Grand Final fever hits Melbourne

Jake Keating and Lauren Colosimo headed out to Federation Square and caught up with some familiar names.

Girls on Film Feature

Film fest celebrates leading ladies

As the Girls on Film Festival begins, Samuel Trask-Marino looks at female representation in modern day film and television.


Interview with Anthony Hudson

Sean Munaweera speaks with Fox Footy and SEN broadcaster Anthony Hudson about commentating grand finals, the 2014 season and the issues facing the AFL.


SportsUp – 2014 AFL Grand Final

In this episode, the SportsUp crew preview opposing teams Sydney and Hawthorn, dissecting the teams, the players and the all important result, as the last day in September approaches.


SportsUp – 2014 AFL Finals week 4 by Upstart_Magazine on Mixcloud

Luke Costin, Liam O’Callaghan and Joel Hargreaves are all staff writers for upstart magazine, and Bachelor of Journalism students at La Trobe University. You can follow them on Twitter: @LukeCostin @ocallaghan93 and @joelphargreaves

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