Archive for August, 2007

How Stuff Works

How Stuff Works

by / August 13, 2007 / No Comments

www.howstuffworks.com We might as well face it, the real reason why many of us decide to attend university is not just to get a job, but to continue an innate desire to continue learning all the wonderful things about the world. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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IQ Test?

IQ Test?

by / August 13, 2007 / No Comments

From questions asked of applicants to Oxford and Cambridge universities during interviews, compiled by Oxbridge Applications, an admissions advice consultancy. What is your opinion of spontaneous human combustion? Why don’t we have just one ear in the middle of our face? Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Pierrepoint

Pierrepoint

by / August 13, 2007 / 1 Comment

Being Britain’s last hangman cannot have been an easy job. Similarly, a film about Britain’s last hangman could have been a very difficult film to make and sell to modern audiences. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Coping with Difficult Times

Coping with Difficult Times

by / August 13, 2007 / 1 Comment

At certain points in our lives, we all experience difficulties, stress and emotionally challenging times. University life is often associated with various struggles (e.g. academic pressure, financial worries, adjusting to a different social world). Of course, difficult situations impact each of us differently. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Steroids

Steroids

by / August 13, 2007 / No Comments

Ahh, another year, another ridiculous drug scandal ripping away at what shreds of dignity the Tour de France once had. Everybody’s favourite Needles on Wheels spectacular skidded off the Pyrenees and fell 20 stages down into a melee of bloodthirsty journalists, all of whom had mastered the art of writing “steroids” in three different variations [...]

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

by / August 13, 2007 / No Comments

This is the film adaptation of Patrick Süskind’s 1985 best selling novel. It is a disturbing and kinky fairytale of Jean-Baptist Grenouille – a young man who was born in Paris fish market in 1738 and was not supposed to live at all, just like his four siblings that had been killed by their mother [...]

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Eye on Exec: A city fit for an exec

Eye on Exec: A city fit for an exec

by / August 13, 2007 / No Comments

The exec met this week within the confines of Box City. The excitement of a myriad of pretend hobo homes proved too much for at least two exec members who ran off to smoke cigarettes. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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King Lear

King Lear

by / August 13, 2007 / No Comments

Written by William Shakespeare Directed by David Lawrence Te Whaea, August 1 – 5 Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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How to piss off WINZ

How to piss off WINZ

by / August 13, 2007 / No Comments

An article published in last week’s Salient titled ‘How to Rip Off WINZ’ has caused an angry reaction from Work and Income, who called it “disappointing”,“misleading” and “irresponsible.” Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Ritalin – Roguetown

Ritalin – Roguetown

by / August 13, 2007 / No Comments

On their second and apparently final album, Ritalin have grated away most of the melody and harmony from their music, especially through the constantly scowling vocals. What the album does have by way of melody from the guitars kicks out of synch like a backstarting motor – and it is fucking magnificent. Share on Facebook+1 [...]

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