Archive for April, 2007

April 30, 2007

Good sleep is as important to our health as nutrition and exercise. Sleep can make a huge difference to our day-to-day functioning, relationships, health and work performance.

April 30, 2007

The bearded boys of southern garage rock are back. While they might have dropped most of the beards upon the release of their second album Aha Shake Heartbreak, the Kings of Leon have proved that they just get more splendid with age – this, their third offering, being one of the best rock n roll […]

April 30, 2007

So, welcome back one and all; how’s things eh? VUWSA has been busily toiling away, serving students and so forth. I continue our focus on VUWSA in my columns. This week is the Representative Groups. According to the VUWSA constitution a Representative Organisation shall:

April 30, 2007

Q: What’s the point in having a bunch of male models running around in Greek warrior outfits, if they’re not even going to make out? A: So that they can make long-winded speeches about Freedom. Apparently. Although, just exactly which definition applies to a society as rigid as fifth-century Sparta is another tricky question altogether.

April 30, 2007

Today, I can authoritatively answer that age old question – “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” (I have read the first few pages of both The Origin of the Species and The Selfish Gene). The egg came first – on the grand scale (as the egg must have evolved before the chicken), on […]

April 30, 2007

My best friend went away for the holidays, and while she was gone I got very drunk and ended up sleeping with her boyfriend. I didn’t mean for it to happen – it was a total mistake and I feel terrible. I can hardly sleep, and blush bright red whenever I’m around my best friend […]

April 30, 2007

It was a sight to behold. Representatives of four political parties: David Farrar, National-supporting blogger; Mike Heine, Act-supporting VSM proponent; Tim Wang, (meat-eating) Greens supporter and Victoria student; and Kieran Brown, Hostel RA and Labour supporter, sitting around the Salient pool table, sharing pies and laughs while blindfolded in the Salient Great Pie Review.

April 30, 2007

It’s a dire day to have accidentally left your lunch at home. In the hot food stand at Vicky’s, the remains of what is allegedly beef goulash lie in one container. Dry-looking rice is in another, and in the last stainless steel container is pasta in a creamy yellowish sauce with mushrooms and silverbeet. For […]

April 30, 2007

Allah of Burgers From a September interview with Rashad Akhtar, a twenty seven year old British Muslim, who alleges that the graphic used on the lid of Burger King icecream cones resembles the Arabic spelling of “Allah”. The interview was conducted by Davina Patel, a reporter for the London newspaper Eastern Eye. Burger King apologized […]