Archive for March, 2011

How I Learnt to Stop Worrying & Love the Game

How I Learnt to Stop Worrying & Love the Game

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Sport and theatre are completely different activities for completely different people. This is what high school teaches us. This stereotype, in the space of five short years, will be constructed and stubbornly embedded in the minds of many impressionable students. It’s easy to see how. At secondary school, sport and theatre are operationally, departmentally and [...]

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From Hawai’i to New Zealand: Kolohe Kai to showcase island reggae in Porirua

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Hawaiian reggae band Kolohe Kai in New Zealand for the first time this week. Popular Hawaiian reggae band Kolohe Kai are about to embark on their first tour outside of the USA this week with a five-date tour of New Zealand. The seven-piece band will be in Aotearoa for one week only and will be [...]

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LoL News

LoL News

by / 21/03/11 / 1 Comment

Wafaa Bilal Gets Camera Implanted in Head, Removed Last year, Wafaa Bilal, a fine arts professor from New York University, had a camera implanted in the back of his head. This was a genuine scientific attempt at making the camera integrate with the flesh on his head. Well-known for his interactive and performance pieces, Bilal [...]

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When Sport Meets Art

When Sport Meets Art

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The spheres of the visual arts and the sporting world often seem at first glance to be at odds with one another. However, the two disciplines constantly intertwine as each represent individuals striving towards similar ends; whether it be a broken record, an original painting or simply gathering together some cash, artists and sportspeople are [...]

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I Hate Sport

I Hate Sport

by / 21/03/11 / [ 23 Comments ]

Sport is a distraction. It is a powerful tool for depoliticizing a population, and a means of deterring public engagement with real issues. It serves to convince people that the only power they have to effect social change is through the electoral system—which is dominated by elite interests anyway. Spectator sport provides another important avenue [...]

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Baseball: Cricket Without Wickets

Baseball: Cricket Without Wickets

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Some people look forward to their birthday, some to summer, some to finding love and some to finishing that Law degree. Some of us simply look forward to Opening Day. Opening Day is the day that America’s most famous pastime begins for another season. Though not exceedingly popular here, the day that Baseball returns to [...]

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Clubs Officer

Clubs Officer

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The last few weeks have been hectic for everyone. VUWSA has been busy with organising the packing and delivery of thousands of welcome year packs (thanks to the volunteers from clubs!), a massive Orientation Week with huge schedule of fantastic events at The Hunter Lounge, and Clubs Week (despite it raining for two days) with [...]

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Sonorous Circle, Happy, Friday 11 March

Sonorous Circle, Happy, Friday 11 March

by / 21/03/11 / 1 Comment

Sonorous Circle is a Wellington-based musical community, formed under the ethos that ‘artistic integrity is sacred’ and that ‘everyone involved is totally committed to their art-form to the point of a healthy obsession.’ On Friday at Happy they showcased their various talents that have become a part of that principled and growing circle. First on [...]

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Rango

Rango

by / 21/03/11 / 1 Comment

The crafting of a successful family film is a delicate balance between entertaining the kids and providing enough material to keep their parents in the loop. Gore Verbinski’s Rango provides the latter in spades, but at times it feels as though the excess of film references might alienate the very audience towards whom it has [...]

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Eye on Exec

Eye on Exec

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The magic of modern medical science saved Josh van Veen, Campaigns Officer from succumbing to an awful bout of tonsillitis. Plague-madness or not, Josh described conversations with Francisco Hernandez—Otago University Student’s Assocation Colleges and Communication Portfolio Executive Officer—about establishing a work report system similar to VUWSA’s and an Environmental Officer position at Otago. Details of [...]

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