With a blockbuster film adapted from a popular book series, hot young cast and devoted fans, the dystopian epic that is The Hunger Games was always going to be compared to that other huge franchise, Twilight.
The books might sell the same theme: Teens vs the world. But they’re different where it counts.
After having to swallow Twilight’s mellow and passive lead heroine Bella, her Hunger Games counterpart Katniss comes as a breath of fresh ass-kicking air. Finally, there’s a popular teen heroine who can kick butt without a dude by her side.
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A second miracle has been confirmed for Mary MacKillop, and she is now on her way to becoming Australia’s first saint in 2010.
But who was she?
Mary MacKillop’s was a life of struggle and passion that was underpinned by integrity.
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It would be interesting to know just how much longer our football administrators are prepared to tolerate the oafish behavior of some of the country’s top class players who seem hell bent on turning themselves into low rent non-celebrities.
Several names come to mind but first it might be just as well to take a look at the long term effects their actions might have on the hundreds of young blokes who look up to them as the sporting giants they once were and try to emulate their incredible achievements on the field.
Role modeling is an important part of growing up and it might be interesting to get the take on what’s been happening lately from the dads and mums and older brothers who devote their Saturday mornings taking the very young kids to Auskick.
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