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Fuse members: Ella Booth, Danikka Hutchinson, Reece Lyne (laying down), Emily-Rose Wills, Alicia Linnarne, Holly Gudsell and Austin Page.
Fuse members: Ella Booth, Danikka Hutchinson, Reece Lyne (laying down), Emily-Rose Wills, Alicia Linnarne, Holly Gudsell and Austin Page.

Time to relax after hard work is done

| The Examiner | April 25, 2012, 12:30 p.m.

Nine months ago, 17 students from the Launceston region started on a journey to produce the fourth Fuse magazine.

Fuse, The Examiner's annual youth magazine, is written by youth, for youth and about youth.

It will be launched today at the Academy Gallery at the School of Visual and Performing Arts by headspace Northern Tasmania chief executive Beth Smith.

Ms Smith was involved in compiling answers for the Dr Fuse questions.

''It was a real education for me,'' she said.

''The questions raised were relevant, articulate, well considered and, I think, mirror what young people universally want to know about.''

Grade 11 St Patrick's College student Steph Newington wrote four articles for the full-gloss publication: a tour of the Australian Maritime College, the low-down on trending, an interview with car-crash survivor Vanessa Lister and an interview with a tattoo artist.

''There's something in Fuse that will appeal to teenagers at either end of the spectrum - whether they have their teenage years ahead of them or if they are preparing for adulthood and all its responsibilities,'' Steph, 16, said.

Representing The Examiner on the project were advertising manager Dan Ryan and editorial member Rochelle Galloway.

''I think it's important that we don't underestimate the value of this product to teenagers and their parents,'' Mr Ryan said.

Fuse will be distributed to schools across Launceston tomorrow, and will be available free to pick up from Launceston City Council, headspace Northern Tasmania, Route 66, Mojo Music and The Examiner.

Courtesy of The Examiner

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