Posts by Anthology Admin

COVID-19 in the Fight Against Plastic Waste

In all of the uncertainty that hovers in the foreground of our current social, economic and environmental climates, there is one thing that is certain; our world is changed, and the ramifications of such change are going to be significant.

Moonlight Motel

Excerpt from Moonlight Motel by Ivy Waters, Student Anthology Diversity 2019. Raphael leant out of the bed, coming perilously close to tipping over before he managed to grasp his coat off the floor and tilt back. The sudden shift in balance made him fall back onto Adam, who opened his eyes and laughed. Grinning, Raphael pulled a flask out of an inside pocket and threw the coat back across the room with an air of triumph. Uncapping it with one thumb, he took a sip before offering it to Adam...

FEAR OR HOPE? ENCOURAGING ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY BEHAVIOUR

The words ‘climate change’ often come with a sense of foreboding, an impending sense of doom that motivates us to...

Fun-Sized Diversity

Excerpt from Fun-Sized Diversity by Mohammad Awad, Student Anthology Diversity 2019. You are much like your cultural dishes; you have no taste. You prefer me to my cousins. Because when I speak I don't have the accent...

World Environment Day: Our Efforts to Protect Biodiversity

Biodiversity is this year’s theme for World Environment Day. On 5 June, international governments, businesses and individuals around the world...

Black Protest

Excerpt from Black Protest by Harold Legaspi, Student Anthology Diversity 2019. We all have our histories. A young black poet, fresh off the pages, said to me once: ‘Be aggressive ... be very, very aggressive.’ I wondered if his politics was his redemption...

The Blue Mountains are Still Struggling after Australia’s Worst Fire Season

On Saturday 26 October 2019, what would be called a ‘mega blaze’ ignited in the Blue Mountains. The Gospers Mountain...

Kylie

Excerpt from Kylie by Adelia Croser, Student Anthology Diversity 2019. 'Have I ever told you about Kylie?’ My mother asked me and my sister. It wasn’t one of those moments you remember the details of, not like ‘I remember it as though it happened yesterday.’ If you ask me, we were talking, gathered around the kitchen table. If you ask my sister, we were driving back from somewhere – the shops? Violin lessons?...

Climate Change Through Time and Into the Future

When we talk about climate change today, we are responding to scientific evidence that shows the differences in our climate over an extended period of time. We have 650 000 years of scientific evidence showing the advance and retreat of glaciers. Easily disputed questions regarding the origins of these changes draw the focus of the debate surrounding climate change and interfere in the decision-making process on how to proceed.

Throwing Glitter at Christians

Excerpt from Throwing Glitter at Christians by Connor Parissis, Student Anthology Diversity 2019. Glitter filled the air. We danced among it like children in the eternal gardens. We threw it in all directions, on them and on ourselves. We doused their signs in it. We laughed and we mocked as the perseverance melted from their faces. We coloured the avenue with it like it was our war paint. The sunset dwindled and the campus began to empty. Both sides knew this minor battle had ended, both of the assumption they were the victors, but the war had only just begun...