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    Grainger gone

    8 October 2016: 2016 VUWSA Treasurer-Secretary and 2017 Treasurer-elect George Grainger has resigned from the role for 2017. The resignation comes just two weeks after Grainger won the position on next year’s executive. Grainger wrote on Facebook that the “demanding role” has seen him go

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    Salient’s Class of 2016

    8 October 2016: Headline of the year “Turns out Salient is a disgusting travesty”.   Best yarn “Students Mistaken For Backpackers”—that time the uni fucked up and students ended up in bunk beds.   Biggest cock block VUW Communications Team. Currently ghosting us harder than y

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    Double arson in Wellington central

    8 October 2016: Early Tuesday morning, October 4, two separate arson attacks took place in Mount Cook and Te Aro. 47 year old Robert Vernon Phillip Mackie has been arrested for one of the incidents and is now facing seven charges of arson and one charge of burglary. The Wellington Area Commander

  • Grainger gone

    2016 VUWSA Treasurer-Secretary and 2017 Treasurer-elect George Grainger has resigned from the role for 2017. The resignation comes just two weeks after Grainger won the position on next year’s executive. Grainger wrote on Facebook that the “demanding role” has seen him go “up to and beyond my limits this year to give the Association what […]

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  • Issue 24, 2016

    Misc

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    On Optimism

    There are a lot of contradictions and tensions to navigate in our lives. Part of being human is to have different parts of ourselves and our worlds at odds with each other. And so, part of being human is to also learn how to explore and accept these feelings. Earlier in the year I took […]

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    Speak for yourself

    We are not equally oppressed. There is no joy in this. We must speak from within us, our own experiences, our own oppressions—taking someone else’s oppression is nothing to feel proud of. We should never speak for that which we have not felt. — bell hooks (but I actually first encountered this as my friend […]

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    JonBenét

    On December 26, 1996, six year old JonBenét Ramsey was found brutally slain in the cellar of her parent’s lavish home. For many the case is infamous and has become synonymous with unsolved crimes, in particular because JonBenét’s murder had enough salacious detail to hold mainstream interest in a post-OJ America that lusted for a […]

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  • Issue 23, 2016

    Politics

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    On White Men Being Behind Desks

    A little while ago I was in New York, trying really hard to not be a tourist. I didn’t go up the Empire State Building, I didn’t go on that free commuter ferry that goes kind of near the Statue of Liberty, I didn’t go to One World Trade Centre or even the Brooklyn Bridge. […]

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    I Only Date People Who Vote…

    Voting is the most essential component to a democracy, yet there is a common perception that students do not vote and do not care about politics. As a political science student, understanding this stuff is kind of my jam. We are around 15 months out from another election and I already know who I am […]

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    US Election 101: Your Own Personal Guide to the Potential End of the World

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or in Greymouth) for the past 18 months, you’ll be aware that in just over five weeks arguably the most polarising election in US history will take place. The Republican candidate, Donald J. Trump (aka King of the Deplorables—source: HRC), and the Democratic candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton (aka […]

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  • Issue 22, 2016

    Work

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    YO PRO POST-BENDER MONDAY MONSTER SURVIVAL GUIDE 3.8

    Most of you are students and don’t have to worry your pretty little first year heads about committing to shit on a Monday. You can skive off your lectures, eat mi goreng in bed, and be a general lout. This is a lesson for those of you that are eventually going to end up having […]

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    The Young and the Agitated

    Our generation has no shortage of causes. It’s probably because of the internet, which makes it easy to know about a lot of shit things that exist and also to register some kind of opinion about them, be it a like-comment-share or, if you really believe in it, the lending of the weight of your […]

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    Nannies and mannies: my life as Fran Drescher

    Paid childcare isn’t a new occupation. Governesses, and other paid childcare providers, became more common throughout the 18th and 19th centuries as the upper-middle class were able to afford to pay others to look after their children. Governesses were more like in-home teachers than babysitters, often required to teach their charges additional languages, reading, writing, […]

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    Ten things I wish my friends knew about being Māori

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    : 1). I wish my friends knew that when they ask me what “percentage” of Māori I am—half, quarter, or eighth—they make me feel like a human pie chart. I don’t know how people can ask this so nonchalantly, but they do. So I want to let you know: this is a very threatening