Man it’s cold. And I know that’s a bit of a “no duh, it’s winter” but somehow it feels too soon. I feel like I barely got to enjoy Autumn this year! There’s really nothing like a good walk through the park at dusk. The cold, yet dry wind, the spiralling multicolour sky, the fallen leaves on the ground reflecting a constant orange hue. It’s truly the most relaxing season… What was I talking about again?
Oh right, welcome back to Cartwheel Magazine for Issue 5!
Our school may have cooled down a bit towards the end of last term, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to discuss in News! Kirsten Harkness takes us through her team’s experience representing Mount Erin at Monash University’s Model UN event. Meanwhile, we’ll also be showing you up close and personal coverage of all the coolest fits from the Year 12 Spirit Week.
We’re also finally seeing a return to Non-Fiction, as I take a deep dive into the world of University Open Days. I’ll take you through what to consider, what to avoid, and how to make the most your day at each campus.
To cap it off, we get to some stellar stories in Creative writing. Joshua Duncan’s ‘Undercurrent’ sees a crew in the midst of temple spelunking, unaware of the tomb’s watery perils. Then in Jennifer Kreyts’s ‘Oneirodynia’, we take a peek into a therapy appointment gone badly.
On behalf of all of us at the Cartwheel team, we hope you enjoy this issue, and have a fantastic start to Term 3!
– Tom Weir-Alarcon, editor and founder.