Iso-Nation: Navigating the World of Isolation

Words by Nicole, 25 VIC Welcome to iso-nation, the adventures of an already-introverted 25-year-old in lockdown. Two and a half weeks into isolation, I began to feel the trepidations of being stuck between four white walls plastered with artsy posters from Frankie and prints from art markets.  The smell of freshly baked orange cake out…

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Travel in the Time of Corona

Words by Connor, 19 NSW I’m one of many young people who have had their travel plans cancelled or postponed by COVID-19. It’s a sad situation, but there will be a next time to travel, right? Sort of. A Reuters report suggests that it could take up to 10 months after the end of the…

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WhyNot EC Unfiltered: Thoughts During a Pandemic Part 2

Words by Members of the WhyNot Editorial Committee Low-hanging fruit is the tastiest I’ll admit that I was kind of looking forward to lockdown. I thought I would have ample time to read the copy of Crime & Punishment that has sat beside my bed for nearly eight months; dinner each night would be whipped…

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Connecting From Afar

Words by James, 25 ACT It’s a tough time for a lot of us right now due to COVID-19. People have lost their jobs and others face an increased risk of transmission while we’re all adapting to a new life in social isolation. As young people, we’re more likely to face social or economic uncertainty.…

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WhyNot EC Unfiltered: Thoughts During a Pandemic Part 1

Words by Members of the WhyNot Editorial Committee Domestic Everest failures I start the day with domestic aspirations that are basically the equivalent of summiting Everest. Re-pot all 47 plants in the yard (I’m the crazy pot lady), bake a sponge cake (nan’s recipe), a slow cooker casserole and use the last of those blackened…

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The Need for Facts

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Words by Markos, 28 VIC I love facts. I grew up reading fact books, I tweet facts, I write fact-based articles and I’ve even worked in fact-checking. Therefore, it sickens me to see the epidemic of lies and propaganda that has gripped the world. Far too many people are shunning trustworthy information sources like reputable…

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Take a breath (during the COVID-19 crisis)

Take a Breath

Words by Georgie 28 VIC Never has there been a greater need for hugs, ironically in a time where no hugs are allowed! We have well and truly passed the point of: “shit- this is actually really bad”. ‘Uncertainty’, ‘unprecedented’, ‘panic’, ‘crisis’, ‘a crazy dream’ – are all things we’re reading on a daily basis…

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