Archive for March, 2006

Musical Revelations: Descent

Musical Revelations: Descent

by / March 24, 2006 / No Comments

It was the year 2000. I was incarcerated in a low security (high tension) single sex educational facility. I slept three hours a night, stank of caffeine and angst, and was being drip fed extreme metal over instant internet messengers by a psychotic Pakistani Goth who wrote intense nihilist poetry. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post [...]

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Eye On Exec – Censor this, dickwad

Eye On Exec – Censor this, dickwad

by / March 20, 2006 / No Comments

There comes a time in every reporters career when they he to shun the convention of impartiality and say what they think for the greater good. Ok, so I recently watched Good Night and Good Luck, but that has nothing to do with it. It is time, ladies and gentlemen, for me to don my [...]

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Student allowance payments to increase next month

Student allowance payments to increase next month

by / March 20, 2006 / No Comments

Student allowance recipients can expect a slight increase to their weekly income effective April 1 after an announcement by Social Development and Employment Minister David Benson-Pope. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Candidates Speak Out – Not much to say

Candidates Speak Out – Not much to say

by / March 20, 2006 / No Comments

Seven would-be Environmental, International and Queer officers on the VUWSA exec vied for student votes at forum held last week. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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When fruit attacks – Avocados: delicious but deadly

When fruit attacks – Avocados: delicious but deadly

by / March 20, 2006 / No Comments

A Vic lecturer has been one of the latest to fall victim to the dangers of avocado stone-removal, possibly losing some use of his right hand. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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International Experts discuss education Students excluded

International Experts discuss education Students excluded

by / March 20, 2006 / No Comments

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) last week hosted a multinational forum of tertiary policy, but students and representatives of New Zealand University staff were not invited. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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NZUSA challenges “unfair” allowance rule

NZUSA challenges “unfair” allowance rule

by / March 20, 2006 / No Comments

The New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA) appeared before Parliament’s Regulations Review Select Committee last Wednesday, to argue that changes to student allowance regulations have breached human rights. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Blair to speak at conference – God gets out his notebook

Blair to speak at conference – God gets out his notebook

by / March 20, 2006 / No Comments

British Prime Minister Tony Blair will be giving a speech at a Victoria organised conference on climate change later this month. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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More constitutional amendments touted

More constitutional amendments touted

by / March 20, 2006 / No Comments

More amendments to the VUWSA constitution were proposed last week, ahead of this week’s Initial General Meeting. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Post-Grads Represent! Class representative system extended

Post-Grads Represent! Class representative system extended

by / March 20, 2006 / No Comments

The Vic Students’ Association (VUWSA) and the Post Graduate Students’ Association (PGSA) have collaborated to extend the class rep system to post graduate courses. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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