Painting of the festival of samhain people mystical creatures dancing in the woods

Anthropology: The Cultural Meaning of Different Halloween Symbols in Society

Each year, Halloween falls on October 31st. In the West, the spooky season we know today came from various religious rituals and ancient festivals. Did you know it’s one of the oldest holidays in the world? In countries like Australia, … Continue reading Anthropology: The Cultural Meaning of Different Halloween Symbols in Society

Top of a red and gold temple with a manji symbol in front of a blue clouded sky

Anthropology: Controversy and Cultural Confusion Surrounding the Buddhist Manji Symbol or Swastika

Did you know, before Nazi Germany used the swastika, the symbol actually represented happiness, good fortune and prosperity in various Asian cultures for thousands of years? In Japan, the swastika is called the manji symbol. Sadly, though, the symbol’s seemingly … Continue reading Anthropology: Controversy and Cultural Confusion Surrounding the Buddhist Manji Symbol or Swastika

A table surface with a red starfish, a straw hat, orange sunglasses, two passports and a small toy areoplane, and a clipboard with a travel insurance form

Do You Need Travel Insurance? An Overview on Travel Insurance Post-COVID-19 and Why You Should Get It

With COVID vaccination rates steadily increasing, the dream of travelling inches closer. You’ve booked your flights, packed your bags, and now you itch with excitement for your imminent adventure. However, you may have missed one crucial thing – and it’s … Continue reading Do You Need Travel Insurance? An Overview on Travel Insurance Post-COVID-19 and Why You Should Get It

Civil unrest in Melbourne

Melbourne: Anger Stirs in the City with the World’s Longest COVID-19 Lockdown

In early 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic began its deadly propagation around the world. Governments plunged entire cities into lockdowns with stay-at-home orders, and businesses closed their doors. Over a year later, vaccines have become accessible, and many cities have relinquished … Continue reading Melbourne: Anger Stirs in the City with the World’s Longest COVID-19 Lockdown

Flooded streets in the village of Los Alcázares in Murcia, Spain.

Ecology: The Swelling Floods in Spain’s Mediterranean Region

According to the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), floods are environmental disasters that affect the highest number of people and property. Along the Mediterranean coast and especially in Spain, history has seen frequent flood episodes. The number … Continue reading Ecology: The Swelling Floods in Spain’s Mediterranean Region

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What’s the Deal with Nuclear-Powered Submarines? Australia’s Tactical Military Move

With their stealth and speed, nuclear-powered submarines are key players in the imperial quest for ‘sea power’. Currently, only six countries have nuclear submarines: China, Russia, India, France, the UK and the US. This number is soon to be seven … Continue reading What’s the Deal with Nuclear-Powered Submarines? Australia’s Tactical Military Move

Young girl wearing a black dress and white head cloth plays with a soccer ball on a dusty footpath in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Return to Misogyny Under Taliban Rule: Afghan Women Banned From Sports

For many of us, sport is an essential part of our lives. Whether you play competitively or just for fun, it’s a chance to connect with others, improve your mental health and increase your confidence. Even if you don’t participate … Continue reading Afghanistan’s Return to Misogyny Under Taliban Rule: Afghan Women Banned From Sports

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Anthropology: The Recent Re-Emergence of the Controversial Tradwife Subculture

Recently, the Internet has housed a plethora of articles and social commentary on the ‘tradwife’ subculture. Tradwives are taking to social media to blog about their self-proclaimed superior lives and disseminate messages about a woman’s role in Western society. The … Continue reading Anthropology: The Recent Re-Emergence of the Controversial Tradwife Subculture