Archive for September, 2009

VUWSA 2010 Election Results

VUWSA 2010 Election Results

by / 30/09/09 / [ 45 Comments ]

As announced this evening. More to come once the INSANITY settles. President: Alan Young 285 Guy Williams 372 Max Hardy 807 Vice President (Education): Alan Young 559 Sam Oldham 808 Vice President (Welfare): Sam Mason 495 Seamus Brady 884 International Officer: No Confidence 380 Alice Pan 1044 Environmental Officer: No Confidence 373 Zach Dorner 1062 [...]

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Salient delayed. Again.

Salient delayed. Again.

by / 28/09/09 / No Comments

Kia ora, everyone. Your delicious newsprinty edition of Salient has been delayed because of a small distribution hiccup. We’ve been given an ETA of 12pm, so fingers crossed, you’ll have it in your hot sweaty hands in time for afternoon lectures. Apologies all round. The Salient Clan. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Harder than trying to fold a fitted sheet

Harder than trying to fold a fitted sheet

by / 28/09/09 / No Comments

Human observation is a hobby of mine, absorbing a stranger’s behaviour, language and interaction with both their environment and with other strangers. I’m the creeper you see sitting in the café corner or on the pavement contently watching everyday happenings, nothing of significance, just commonalities that tie us all together as people. As much as [...]

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homofones

homofones

by / 28/09/09 / [ 18 Comments ]

Read this! It’s ‘important’! As you’ve learned in teh grammerz over the last few weeks, the English language* is pretty shit. Seriously, it’s all over the place, just vomiting everywhere. Every English grammar rule has so many exceptions that it’s just completely random and makes no sense. Even I, a self-proclaimed Grammar Nazi, Grammar Nerd [...]

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A bodekin betwixt his eye and bone

A bodekin betwixt his eye and bone

by / 28/09/09 / No Comments

Why newton was harder than the average scientist today You’ve undoubtedly heard of Sir Isaac Newton. You’ve probably heard the story about how Newton’s theory of gravitation was inspired by a falling apple (which is perhaps a myth, but one Newton propagated himself). You probably know he was a pretty big deal in mathematics and [...]

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Rhubarb Pudding-Pie

Rhubarb Pudding-Pie

by / 28/09/09 / No Comments

There is lovely fresh rhubarb available at the market down by Waitangi Park on a Sunday, and my flatmate brought some home in her bundle of vegetable and fruit goodies this weekend. I knocked up this dessert very quickly by adding in canned pears and boysenberries, although most sorts of fruit would do. I do [...]

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Dirty sex column part 3

Dirty sex column part 3

by / 28/09/09 / No Comments

It sure is hard making the twenty-five dollars I planned to have by the time I was a million years old. Everything costs so much money these days, food, computers, food to feed to my computer, even having a brain is expensive! Using my brain costs money! When I was a bit younger my brother [...]

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Sando says

Sando says

by / 28/09/09 / [ 4 Comments ]

I’m sick of being some columnist with no respect from the ladies or the laddies or the ladles. So from now on I am a hard-nosed investigative journalist, investigating stuff, okay? Okay, good. Here goes. SHOWER GATE New Zealand’s John Key visited New York city last week. As you may or may not be aware [...]

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NZ Prisons—what’s going on in there?

NZ Prisons—what’s going on in there?

by / 28/09/09 / No Comments

“The way we punish crime involves more than just the sanctions we impose. Every dollar spent in prison is a dollar less for education, health, and social welfare. The way we punish offenders tell us a great deal about ourselves.” So says Professor John Pratt (James Cook Research Fellow at VUW), talking at the third [...]

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Blind date

Blind date

by / 28/09/09 / No Comments

Her: “Thank God you’re not a 40-year-old disfigured bald guy” Yep, those indeed were one of my opening lines. It probably wasn’t the best thing to say to a complete stranger, but sometimes my mouth reacts before my brain gets to process any information. I was lucky that my date seemed to have a good [...]

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