What’s Hidden: Beneath the Surface

Audio visual element In: I can never remember a time … Out: … hidden forever I think. Duration: 1.33   Written Element The mysteries that dwell beneath the surface continue to captivate marine enthusiasts, as the ocean still stands as the most unexplored place on Earth. Lynne McLachlan, a passionate scuba diver, has been diving…

Emotional History – Locked In Dreamworld

Emotional History Audio:   Emotional History Introduction: Lynne relives being trapped in a Queensland theme park at night during a wild thunderstorm.   In: You’d think it would be … Out: … is getting locked in Dreamworld. Duration: 2.02   Written Reflection: For this assessment, I interviewed my mum Lynne, who in the past has…

Global Media Gives Power

The globalisation of communication has given rise to the formation of global media, allowing deeper cultural understandings to develop as people are enabled to share rich content across international borders. It has been articulated by O’Shaughnessy that “Interactive media facilitates participation in global communication and debates, and offers entry into public space. The globalisation of…

Bollywood

  ‘Globalisation refers to an international community influenced by technological development and economic, political, and military interests. It is characterised by a worldwide increase in interdependence, interactivity, interconnectedness, and the virtually instantaneous exchange of information. ‘ (O’Shaughnessy and Stadler, ).   Globalisation has contributed to the development of many changes among international industries as they…

The Importance of Cultural Competence

The emergence of globalisation has allowed the crossing of international borders to become a commonality in the global community, thus transpiring an increase in interactions between individuals who have different ethnic backgrounds and identities. Consequently, this heightened proximity among ethnically dissimilar individuals has revealed varying degrees of cultural competence which has the potential to hinder…

Northern Illawarra Steps Up for Reconciliation

The Northern Illawarra community has gathered in the spirit of national unity on a walk for reconciliation. A gathering of 1000 people, including over 20 schools, participated in the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group’s community event, carrying flags and banners as they walked proudly from Holy Spirit College to Bellambi Public School. The president of the Northern…

Open Source Product

  Lego Mind Storm is an open source product which enables users to build and customize their own robotic creations and program them to do basically anything they want. My brother bought himself a Lego Mind Storm kit and he has created some amazing pieces, one in particular being a printer which he designed himself…

Online Persona

People use social media to share opinions, moments, and experiences as a means of expressing themselves publicly in multiple ways. This accumulation of content can establish an individual’s online persona and significantly influence how people perceive us as individuals. But are these online personas a true representation of ourselves? Personally, I think that our social…

Owner Responsibility Gone Astray

    A Coledale resident and her canine companions were terrorised by an uncontrolled dog near Sharkies beach last week. The rattled dog-walker is concerned for owner responsibility on off-leash dog beaches. Carmel McDonald was walking along the seaside footpath, when a dog darted from Sharkies beach and bolted towards her. The dog proceeded to…