Sarah Nicola O'Brien

A rogue journalist sharing her opinions and admiration for the written word.

There are kids who want to be vaccinated in Africa

The current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has undoubtedly caused devastating effects, but the lesson one should take away from this is that there is no excuse to be … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mental illness is a taboo topic until it takes a life

  As the world connects on a global scale digital natives have been able to share their opinions and experiences allowing for a better understanding of previously unmentioned issues. A … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review: (Coco) Nuts about oil pulling

When you hear the name ‘oil pulling’ it is hard not to envision it as a new method for Bunnings’ do-it-yourselfers but in reality it is actually an ancient dental technique … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

“I want my Indian Headdress back!”

Following Splendour in the Grass over the weekend a favourite radio presenter of mine, Zan Rowe, posted a picture of a Splendour-goer wearing a long headdress accompanied with the caption, … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ice Challenge could cause more harm than good for charities

The next trend to sweep social media since the questionable ‘nek nominations’ is the ice challenge. Like its disorderly parent, which involves someone being nominated and recorded to skull certain amounts of alcohol, the ice … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Voice Kids should be axed

The Voice is an international franchise, gaining popularity in countries such as the UK, the US, and now Australia. If putting vulnerable, budding, singers on a television show to be … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Should employers treat their interns the same as their employees?

Working for free can come at a cost. Unpaid work experience is a necessity for university students to stand out from their cohorts. Great grades are highly commended but to … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Secret Life of Misogyny

Feminists all around the world rejoiced when Australia’s former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, smacked down misogyny in a 15 minute speech. Unfortunately, we have not come far since then. There is … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Todd Carney faces social media repercussions

The consequences of social media are very real and  Todd Carney has learnt this losing his job on the weekend over the release of a lewd picture that has now gone … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Students are disrespected by their non-studying cohorts

Sleeping in, free money from the government, and full days in pyjamas; these are just a few of the things those who do not study view those at university score. … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · Leave a comment
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