Aves Invasion 3.0 – Inside the Canterbury Street Racing Community

A mist descended upon the four avenues during the Easter weekend but this was not any ordinary autumn fog, this was a mixture of tire smoke and strawberry...

The Infinite Crystal Universe

My heart beat with anticipation as I navigated my way through a tight, pitch black corridor. The small hallway was covered in a soft material and the surface...

RACER OR REBEL – Speeding past the stereotypes

It’s 5:50pm on a chilly Monday evening. I am patiently waiting in front of my house to be picked up by my friend, Ken, a huge car fanatic...

Take Me Home, Country Road – A Taste of America in...

Trump! Guns! No, this is not the sort of atmosphere that is found in the dry rolling hills of Santa Cruz, California, the posh coffee shops surrounding University...

Youth Led Activism for Climate Change

A climate change movement is gaining momentum globally and today’s youth is taking the lead. The School Strike 4 Climate rally is a student-organized event, a part of the global Fridays For Future movement where young people leave school for a day in order to protest for climate change action.

A Guide to the Right Style of Tea For You

How would you like your tea? Milk and sugar? When it comes to tea, both the Chinese and English have international reputations for tea culture. Tea is widely...

The Art of the Didgeridoo

https://youtu.be/s6FmnrLQ4n8 The didgeridoo is an ancient and mythical instrument, making it the perfect celebratory-student-loan-paying-off gift for someone like myself. My dive into the ‘didge-sphere’ began with a $100 Trade...

Adding Foreign Words to Conversation – Is That Showing Off?

If you are a bilingual or multilingual speaker, one thing you might be guilty of is accidentally mixing languages when you speak to others. A simple “thank you” may turn into...

Scroll on Drugs – More Than Weed in the Garden City

Growing up in New Zealand, we were told to “just say no” to alcohol and drugs, but with the country having one of the worst binge drinking cultures...

Is the ‘teeth whitening’ trend really worth being a part of?

Would you bleach your teeth for that movie screen smile? When you put any money towards whitening your teeth, you’re allowing for the same chemical, hydrogen peroxide, that is...

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