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Not kids anymore: climate students march with worldly passion

Not kids anymore: climate students march with worldly passion

The right continue to infantilise school students who have opinions. It's a bizarre and flawed example of generational thinking.

Why teens’ protests over US gun laws demand serious attention

Why teens’ protests over US gun laws demand serious attention

US students have been making headlines recently for their vocal opposition to the nation's gun laws. And they aren't backing down.

Suppliers of Don Dale tear gas revealed

Suppliers of Don Dale tear gas revealed

The companies that provided tear gas to the controversial Don Dale detention centre have been revealed, writes freelance journalist John Power.

Sex, drugs and Molly Meldrum: behind the scenes of counter-culture mag <em>Go-Set</em>

Sex, drugs and Molly Meldrum: behind the scenes of counter-culture mag Go-Set

Phillip Frazer didn't know a lot about music when he launched Go-Set with his friend Tony Schauble in 1966. But what a glorious ride it was.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Let's not be too hard on Eddie McGuire, the Coalition stabs Labor in the back over donations, and other political issues of the day.

I’m a teenager and the Baillieu government is f*cked

I’m a teenager and the Baillieu government is f*cked

Crikey work experience kid and angry teen Ruby Krupka writes on societal changes made under the Baillieu government, from on-the-spot swearing fines to openly gay students being allowed to get expelled from religious schools.

One naked photo, many lives ruined

One naked photo, many lives ruined

One day, a 14 year old girl sent a picture of herself naked to her boyfriend. Within weeks the entire school had seen the photo, children were charged with child pornography distribution and an entire community was battling the distressing effects of child 'sexting'.

Wedgies, geeks and rodents: bullies in the ’80s

Wedgies, geeks and rodents: bullies in the ’80s

"You're dead meat, you nerd!" yells the bully as he trips over/throws in a pool/gives a wedgie to the dorky kid in front of the cute girl, in this magnificent tribute to the bullies from '80s teen movies.

You know, like, whatever: the fiasco of filler words

You know, like, whatever: the fiasco of filler words

Whether it's used instead of um, a pause or just while you grasp around for something witty to say, Christopher Hitchen explores how the grammar battle was lost with uptalk and filler words. And it's not just teens who are to blame.

Sweet sixteen and never been polled

Sweet sixteen and never been polled

It's absurd to claim 16 year olds are not capable of having political opinions and voting on them, says Hugh Jorgensen