Unfiltered Thoughts: Experiences

According to trusty Google an experience is ‘an event or occurrence which leaves an impression on someone’. In other words, it could be an observation, understanding or knowledge, worldliness, involvement or exposure. When we talk about experience we’re talking about physical experiences – things you’ve lived through such as your first travel adventure in a…

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Kids want more choice after graduating, not less

Words by Joshua, 17 NSW     When the first wave of COVID-19 hit Australian shores in March 2020, I had no idea what was coming. Time spent crying at my desk, my microphone muted and camera off while attending Zoom classes. Afternoons spent on assignments and wondering about questions I couldn’t ask. Talking with friends…

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The ATAR Benefits No-One: Reflections of a ‘High-Achiever’

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Words by Mark, 21 VIC, You can read more work from Mark on his blog – www.pocpathways.com Four years ago, I completed the VCE. I spent Year 12 taking the right subjects – maths, chemistry and high-scaling foreign languages – and making all the right sacrifices to get the highest possible score. A second language…

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WhyNot EC Unfiltered: Education & Employment Part 2

Words by Members of the WhyNot Editorial Committee and friends Virtual hurdles To say my focus on my education has been a challenge is an understatement.  Like the majority of students, my studies have been completely shifted online. As I studied interstate at university, I came back to Sydney since the lockdown as my whole family resides…

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WhyNot EC Unfiltered: Education & Employment Part 1

Words by Members of the WhyNot Editorial Committee and friends Money makes me uncomfortable. My family didn’t casually talk about money – having it, needing it, spending it, thinking about spending it – around the dinner table or any other open space. As a kid, if I needed something that required money (so everything!), I…

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