Amelia McGuinness

Amelia McGuinness

Journalism student at UTS, Punch intern and former topline swimmer

Articles by Amelia McGuinness

Treat swimmers like adults and they might just grow up

Treat swimmers like adults and they might just grow up

14 Sep 12 When it came out that some of the swimmers had been acting up at the Olympics, playing pranks on each…... Read more

Stop slamming our athletes for their sterling silver service

Stop slamming our athletes for their sterling silver service

06 Aug 12 Last week, when I arrived at my part time job as a swim school teacher, I was greeted with an…... Read more

Nerves, agony and elation in 200 metres of lactic hell

Nerves, agony and elation in 200 metres of lactic hell

27 Jul 12 With just hours before the start of the London 2012 Olympics, where swimming is one of the most watched and…... Read more

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From: Hasbro, go straight to gaol, do not pass go

Tim says:

They should update other things in the game too. Instead of a get out of jail free card, they should have a Dodgy Lawyer card that not only gets you out of jail straight away but also gives you a fat payout in compensation for daring to arrest you in the first place. Instead of getting a hotel when you… [read more]

From: A guide to summer festivals especially if you wouldn’t go

Kel says:

If you want a festival for older people or for families alike, get amongst the respectable punters at Bluesfest. A truly amazing festival experience to be had of ALL AGES. And all the young "festivalgoers" usually write themselves off on the first night, only to never hear from them again the rest of… [read more]

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Superman needs saving

Superman needs saving

Can somebody please save Superman? He seems to be going through a bit of a crisis. Eighteen months ago,… Read more

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