From The Editor
Welcome to Issue No.4 of Flunk Magazine! We have been waiting to share this incredibly special issue with you for some time, but unfortunately we hit a few ... wet patches ... Flunk Magazine has always been committed to shining a light on the amazing creative production of Southern Cross University students. While this will always remain a goal of ours, we have decided to open submissions to undergraduate students and community members across Australia! We want Flunk to be Australia's premier undergraduate journal, celebrating the amazing creative potential of students everywhere. To help us achieve this, we have partnered up with the Queensland University of Technology, and our new Poetry Editor Sara Reeves. This issue features student work from Southern Cross, QUT, and also established creative professionals from the Northern Rivers, Melbourne, and South Australia. But wait, there's more... For this issue we also achieved one of our biggest goals of paying all our amazing contributors! This was a massive step for us achieving our ultimate goal: becoming a professional, polished, and established magazine committed to showcasing undergraduate work. We hope you'll love this issue as much as we do, so sit back, relax, scroll down and enjoy!
The Black & White Braid
by Benjamin Allmon
photography by Carin Garland's
What about the Traditional Owners?
Feature Article by Suzie Fawcett
In Yugambeh language, the word Gaureima means to tell a story.
Yugambeh language is the first language of South East Queensland, and Yugambeh Country is some of the sunshine state's finest. It stretches from the New South Wales border along the Gold Coast Beaches to the Logan River just south of Brisbane. From there, it heads west down past Beaudesert, taking in the Scenic Rim area of the Gold Coast Hinterland.
Meet The Team
Snowy is an alumni student, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts major in Creative Writing at SCU.
Sara is a third year student, studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Creative Writing at QUT.
Matt is a fourth year student studying a Bachelor or Arts majoring in Creative Writing and Art & Design at SCU.
Libby is an alumni student, graduating with a Bachelor of Digital Media and Communications at SCU.