Podcast: the growth of veganism in Melbourne

https://soundcloud.com/shannon-jenkins-617559242/the-growth-of-veganism-in-melbourne Transcript: Veganism: it’s a word that gets thrown around a lot. Veganism has been referred to as a trend, a lifestyle, and a philosophy, and it’s been the subject of many heated debates. I’m Shannon Jenkins, and today I’m going to be talking about the growth of veganism in Melbourne. I spoke to Jennifer... Continue Reading →


book review: Sophisto-punk

Sophisto-punk: The story of Mark Opitz & Oz Rock By Luke Wallis, Jeff Jenkins, and Mark Opitz 2012 Opening the pages of Sophisto-punk, I wasn’t sure what to expect. After inspecting the front cover, I thought, okay, this guy has worked with a lot of iconic Australian musicians. But what does that mean? For someone... Continue Reading →

New research for stroke victims

New research has found injecting human cells into stroke patients can reduce brain damage and aid recovery. Shannon Jenkins reports. La Trobe University’s Professor Chris Sobey says human amniotic cells can reduce nerve cell death and accelerate healing in stroke patients. "They hone in on sites of injury and they reduce the amount of inflammation... Continue Reading →

my overseas adventure: part 2

I'll get straight into part two of my holiday highlights. You can read part one here. EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND Edinburgh was my absolute favourite city that we visited for many reasons. Here are a few: The architecture, The walkability (we didn't need public transport once while we were there), The energy. The city is absolutely enchanting.... Continue Reading →

my overseas adventure: part 1

I'll be honest, I have been avoiding writing this blog post because I didn’t want to accept that the holidays are over. Since we are approaching the end of February, it is probably time to face reality. I was lucky enough to spend December and January exploring England, Ireland, Scotland and Rome with my family.... Continue Reading →

underneath the stars

  It's the most wonderful time of the year... I cannot believe that Christmas is only two weeks away. Which, for me, means that there's only one week until I hop on a plane and fly to London! I have spent the last few weeks relaxing in my hometown, catching up with family and friends.... Continue Reading →

book review: the cure & INXS

I officially finished my second year of university a couple of weeks ago. Yay!! Melbourne has had pretty nice weather lately, so I have been spending most of my free time reading in the sunshine. I read the INXS official autobiography, and the memoir of one of The Cure's founding members, Lol Tolhurst. Both books... Continue Reading →

mental wellbeing tips

  Last week I flew to Adelaide to celebrate the 21st birthdays of two of my best friends. Being reunited with them was amazing, and I honestly didn't want to get on the plane back to Melbourne. I realised how lucky I am to have such wonderful friends in my life, and how important it... Continue Reading →

depression-fighting foods

I cannot believe that we are in the second week of November already. It is officially the point in the year where everyone is in a mad rush to meet deadlines and uphold commitments during the downhill sprint to Christmas. For many, the stress-induced mental breakdowns seem inevitable and the prospect of coming out of... Continue Reading →

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