Fresh, thoughtful journalism and creative works produced by students
of the School of Art, Communication and English at the University of Sydney.

Podcast: Do Not Turn Off

Do Not Turn Off is a fictional podcast that follows the story of Kate through a series of tapes as she finds herself waking...

Faces of the Sydney Climate Strike

Thousands of people marched across Sydney as part of a climate strike, here are some of those faces. Photojournalism piece by Maria Gil

Nannas not napping, climate change is happening

https://vimeo.com/361961326 A group of nannas across Australia have joined forces to show support for the climate strike movement around the world, fight for their grandchildren...

Matthew votes with mum by his side

Wearing red ‘Stop Adani’ earrings and his signature multicolour and patterned dress shirt, the Greens’ Sydney candidate Matthew Thompson appeared at the Darlington Public...

Tanya votes welcomed with cookies, gasps and smiles

In a sharp red blazer Deputy Leader of the Opposition Tanya Plibersek walked to the Darlington Public School polling booth on this sunny Saturday...

Australia lags on female representation in federal government

Although women make up almost 51 per cent of Australia’s population, less than half of the sitting parliament members are women, with 45 in...

Tanya Plibersek increases her popularity despite Labor’s devastating defeat

  Sydney’s overwhelming vote of confidence in Tanya Plibersek and Labor contrasts sharply with how the majority of Australia voted yesterday. While Labor was losing...

Young, unconventional and keen to serve

Before Matthew Thompson became the Green’s candidate for the Sydney electorate he was a scared queer youth living below the poverty line. It was 2013...

Maria Gil

Maria Gil is a Venezuela-born American living in Sydney, Australia who loves running away into lands of make-believe and chasing down stories. When she isn’t reading or playing Dungeons & Dragons she is working on making her dreams of becoming a novelist and a New York Times journalist a reality. Maria speaks English, Spanish and Japanese and has won several awards for news pieces she wrote while completing her bachelor’s degree in Miami, Florida.