Category: Featured

Celebrating Local: St Ives Show Centenary

Isabella Ross Get on down to the St Ives Show this weekend coming, 15th – 16th May! An iconic event within the community, the St Ives Show run by the St Ives Agricultural and Horticultural Show Society is celebrating 100 years this May. Considering last year’s show was evidently cancelled due to the pandemic, organisers are keen to bring the community together in celebration of the major centenary milestone, says the society’s secretary Trina Walker. “To the best of our knowledge, the establishment of the St Ives showground site was due to the activities of the St Ives fruit...

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Gaslighting

Matthew Wai May is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and it is held annually to raise community awareness of the social and personal impacts of domestic and family violence and the support available to those affected. For this reason, Sydney Observer has aimed to shed light on one of the red flags that people should look out for in potentially dangerous relationships, whether it be romantic or platonic. Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation towards a partner, whether in a romantic relationship, or among friends or family members. Gaslighting can occur with the slightest of issues involving elements of deception,...

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Consent Education Matters

Madeleine Taplin If you have been paying attention to the news recently, you would be aware of the massive debates that have arisen over consent education, particularly the way in which this education is presented in schools. Following these debates, the government released a new website entitled ‘Good Society’ as part of its Respect Matters program, featuring numerous videos and resources on consent and other topics. One such resource is the now infamous ‘Milkshake Video’, which utilises the metaphor of smearing a milkshake on another individual without permission to represent sexual assault. The video received massive amounts of criticism,...

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Home Baking: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Madeleine Taplin Baking is a fun activity that anyone can get involved with, no matter your skillset. For as long as I can remember, my father has been the savoury chef of the house, and my mother has been the ‘Queen of Sweets’, teaching us the tricks of the trade and all the family recipes. One of my absolute favourites is the classic ‘Choc-Chip Cookie’, which I myself have been perfecting over the past couple of years. A hit with family and friends, here is how you too can master the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Ingredients: 150g of softened...

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What Type of Learner Are You?

Matthew Wai Studying is not for everyone, well at least, not in every circumstance. Most of us don’t love to study, especially with subjects or theories that we do not want to interact with. The loss of motivation and energy is relatively common. We would therefore love to provide a few steps and procedures in helping your next study session and being able to learn effectively. Study space is one of the essential aspects of improving your efficiencies and concentrations in studying. The area should be quiet and far from distraction. In other words, you should avoid looking in...

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