Archive for March, 2008

03/03/08

The reception of Björk at Big Day Out was, let’s be blunt here, one of contempt, frustration, and I’d even go so far as to say hatred by the majority of the crowd. Her style was vehemently labeled a “ridiculous and %^$^%#* choice to open for the political, testosterone charged Rage Against the Machine. Share [...]

03/03/08

Victoria University has been granted nearly $136 million in funding for 2008 by the Tertiary Education Commission under a new investment scheme that aims for “positive outcomes for students, employers and others with a stake in tertiary education.” Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

03/03/08

Politics Editor Jackson Wood hit up the politicians who came up to uni for Clubs Day. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

03/03/08

High School Musical’s Zac Efron recently told a New Zealand current affairs journo’ that he wants to bring the musical back. Zac, you need to learn from the masters: Bollywood. Mumbai is home to the world’s largest movie industry; Shah Rukh Khan the world’s biggest star. And no Hollywood dancer comes close to the inconceivable [...]

03/03/08

The cynic in me has an announcement. Humans are assholes! Before you gather the lynch mob for calling you and everyone you care about an asshole (come on, you’ve been called worse), listen to your inner pessimist and you’ll find an argument to justify my slur. Now forget your argument and listen to mine! Share [...]

03/03/08

The Counselling Service is FREE and CONFIDENTIAL for all Victoria students. We are trained counsellors with a special interest in the needs and concerns of students. About one thousand four hundred students each year have discovered that their problems are manageable and that counselling can help. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

03/03/08

This week I spoke with Abu Conteh, an Environmental Science PhD student from Sierra Leone. His thesis is concerned with the effects of the civil war in Sierra Leone on biodiversity in the Western Area Peninsula Forest Reserve, just outside of the capital, Freetown. The area is a unique habitat, as the westernmost point of [...]

03/03/08

What to expect of Michael Clayton? Oscar-nominated (though not Oscar-winning) for Best Picture, with a stellar cast (George Clooney, Tilda Swinton and Sydney Pollack) and produced by Steven Soderbergh, it promised much in terms of artistic merit. Focusing on corporate deviancy and greed, it even looked interesting. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

03/03/08

Transformation: from concert cantata and sung ballet, to opera – this was the miracle achieved by Opera National de Lyon under director Francois Girard (with the help of the NZ Opera Chorus and the NZSO under Jonathan Stockhammer). Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this