Portrait #1 : Don’t Name the Ducks!

If you aren't all for animal rights, don't even bother getting in the way of Zoe Burns.

If you aren’t all for animal rights, don’t even bother getting in the way of Zoe Burns.

If she knows one thing for sure at the tender age of 18, Zoe Burns adores animals.  She has had a love for animals since a young age which has helped fuel her fire of wanting to be an animal rights activist. “It breaks my heart to see the state of the food system and how animals are treated,” Zoe expresses, “ultimately I want to to do what is best for the animals: all animals, any animals.”

Zoe urges that if anyone is interested is protecting animals on any level, they should volunteer with the RSCPA or WIRES to get involved. “They are always looking for extra hands and help fuel their passion of animals.” Zoe no doubt will be a leader in her career with animal rights.

You can follow Zoe’s blog here: zoeburns1@wordpress.com

Portrait #2: Addicted to Nature

Some students seem to be perfectly content nestled up in the library all day long: not Alex Stefanovic.

Some students seem to be perfectly content nestled up in the library all day long: not Alex Stefanovic.

“I cannot stand breathing in stale for long periods of time,” raves Alex.  No matter the weather, no matter the day, she can always be found outside between classes (or even during).  She loves soaking in what the University of Wollongong campus nature has to offer, “It brightens my mood on any day.”

It isn’t just Alex that has this craving. Many students can be found outside at the campus’s many green spots throughout the day.  Alex recommends the campus Botanical Gardens for anyone who loves nature and wants to escape for a short break.

You can follow Alex’s Blog here: www.astefanovic3.wordpress.com 

Portrait #3: Home Is Where You’re From

"I just love the idea of building up my life at home and making connections where I am from."

“I just love the idea of building up my life at home and making connections where I am from.”

There really is no place like home. Alannah Mackenzie didn’t know she would end up on a personal journey when a Hawaii vacation wasn’t all it was cracked up to be

Alanah set her sights across the Pacific and booked her flight to Hawaii after graduating high school. “I was expecting to have the time of my life,” she explains, “everything I had ever heard about Hawaii sounded like pure magic.”

“It wasn’t that it was horrible,” Alanah states, “but got very homesick.” She found her vacation a struggle and had a revolution that she wants to build up her life at home in Wollongong, attend university, and really establish a network locally before jet setting again.

You can find Alannah’s blog at:  www.alannahmackenzie.wordpress.com