Archive for October, 2006

University Stock Market

University Stock Market

by / 02/10/06 / No Comments

As if it had not already hit rock bottom, the Education Action Group dropped a further 15 points this week, after posters were spotted around the Student Union Building this week sporting the slogan “Your fees have just gone up 5%. It’s time to protest”. Seriously? Surely it would have been better to protest before [...]

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Livin’ In The City

by / 02/10/06 / [ 4 Comments ]

Wellington landlords have never had it better. Ample students fight for a limited amount of flats kept in poor condition. SALIENT Feature Writer Brannavan Gnanalingam looks at the trends and their implications in the Wellington housing rental market. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Stormbreaker

Stormbreaker

by / 02/10/06 / No Comments

I am left disillusioned with movies after watching Stormbreaker. I cannot fathom why this tediously boring and flaccid movie was made. Did someone just wake up one morning and decide that it would be a grand idea to turn the extra twenty-five million pounds they have lying around into a Potter-Bond action extravaganza? Share on [...]

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The Dentist Adventure

The Dentist Adventure

by / 02/10/06 / No Comments

Part of the reason I went flatting, thus escaping my parents’ baroque mansion in Kelburn, was so that I could live my own life by my own rules. Flatting has given me many freedoms: freedoms such as wearing a leather jacket inside out, not observing my own dietary needs, and going to lectures when I [...]

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PGSA Cries for Fresh Blood

PGSA Cries for Fresh Blood

by / 02/10/06 / No Comments

The Post Graduate Students’ Association is calling for three civic minded post graduate students to be coopted on to the PGSA executive. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Universal Truths

Universal Truths

by / 02/10/06 / [ 7 Comments ]

A couple of years back, I had a smallish party at my flat with some leftist political friends of mine. One of the people there was this first year media studies student who had been hanging around with us socialist types during the anti-Iraq war protests. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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The World of Wearable Arts

The World of Wearable Arts

by / 02/10/06 / 1 Comment

Her head is a woolly orange triangle and she is dressed like a lizard. Fortunately she’s not very tall so there is no chance of her blocking my view. I take to my seat behind her and the show begins. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Debater Darts to Victory

Debater Darts to Victory

by / 02/10/06 / No Comments

A speech about the world acting together to solve future problems won the Plunket Medal Oratory Competition last week. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Junip – Black Refuge EP

Junip – Black Refuge EP

by / 02/10/06 / No Comments

While it was a slow burn for José González’s 2003 solo album Veneer in achieving international acclaim and an overseas release, this effort from last November viagra price has quite quickly found its way to our shores. Hopefully people won’t take so long to catch on this time with his band project. Share on Facebook+1 [...]

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Throwing Toys

Throwing Toys

by / 02/10/06 / No Comments

Last Monday night was rough for Education Vice-President Joel Cosgrove. At one point during the action-packed exec meeting, sometime after Clubs Officer Melissa Barnard told him to “remove the stick” from his “buttocks”, but before Women’s Rights Officer Caroline Prendergast told him to “use your fucking brain”, he ran out of the room, swearing, flailing [...]

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