Archive for July, 2011

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

by / 25/07/11 / No Comments

4th June – 18th December 2011 This long running exhibit at the Adam Art Gallery brings a host of canvas covering visitors to our humble, yet slightly demolished, campus to strut their stuff in the public eye. The underlying theme of the exhibit is a desire to reveal to the viewing public of Wellington the [...]

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Editoral – The Flatting Issue

Editoral – The Flatting Issue

by / 25/07/11 / No Comments

At time of writing, Uther’s flat will not have had hot water for three and a half weeks. The landlord has claimed on no fewer than six occasions that he would come round and fix it within two days. This has not yet occurred. Uther and his flatmates have been using the shower in the [...]

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Death Becoming More Attractive Fiscal Choice

Death Becoming More Attractive Fiscal Choice

by / 25/07/11 / [ 2 Comments ]

If you can’t remember the last time you bought cheese, you’re not alone. New Zealanders are experiencing higher living costs across the board, and students are no exception. For the year ending 30 June 2011, petrol prices have increased by 20 per cent, food by seven per cent, and electricity by 7.8 per cent. The [...]

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Ask Constance

Ask Constance

by / 25/07/11 / 1 Comment

This week, Constance Cravings responds to a series of short sharp ones for your swiftly-answerable needs. Hey CC My girl doesn’t find giving me head enjoyable, so is there anyway to make it more appealing? Because talking to her doesn’t make her any more keen. Crazy4head If she’s not keen, she’s not keen. And that’s [...]

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VUWSA To Make You Feel Safe

VUWSA To Make You Feel Safe

by / 25/07/11 / No Comments

VUWSA has launched a Campus Safety Audit after a recent survey revealed many students don’t feel safe at the university. Of the more than 4000 students who participated in VUWSA’s consultation, many highlighted safety on campus as a key issue which needs to be addressed.
VUWSA President Seamus Brady says the students’ association is dedicated to [...]

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Animal Of The Week – The Portia Spider

Animal Of The Week – The Portia Spider

by / 25/07/11 / No Comments

Imagine you’re a spider, just chillin’ in your web, when hotdamn! A delicious victim becomes ensnared in your sticky trap. As you tip-toe your way closer, things begin to go terribly awry; your meal suddenly scurries off and, before you know it, another spider is stabbing its fangs right into your ass. If spiders could [...]

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You Can’t Beat The Suburbs of Wellington On A Good Day

You Can’t Beat The Suburbs of Wellington On A Good Day

by / 25/07/11 / [ 5 Comments ]

Te Aro Cold. Damp. Full of hippies. Who would have thought a house could get no sun? At all. In summer. Aro Park is a punk hang-out; the perfect place for fried food and nurturing a substance dependency. Khandallah Rich fuckers festering in a Tim Burton suburban hell. The trains never run on time. Once [...]

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Peas & Queues

Peas & Queues

by / 25/07/11 / No Comments

Dear Shaz, I live in a really great flat—cheap, big, plenty of sunshine and with two flatmates I love. Trouble is that the ‘other’ flatmate is a total dick. He quit uni a couple of months ago, and now he just sits around smoking weed and sulking, leaving a trail of filth and takeaways in [...]

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Vice-President (Welfare)

Vice-President (Welfare)

by / 25/07/11 / No Comments

My flatmates are filthy animals. I, by contrast, am a domestic deity, replete with immortal beauty and a sweet cape of cleanliness. This is the paradox of our time (my flat): each of us adopts the self-serving position that the decrepitude of the flat is not our fault. I’ll never take responsibility for cleaning the [...]

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Laying Down The Law – Down with the System?

Laying Down The Law – Down with the System?

by / 25/07/11 / No Comments

Last week I became obsessed with domino theory. I read up on it, listened to podcasts and pondered its implications. But it wasn’t the traditional domino theory of the cold-war era I was concerned with; instead I was researching a new way of thinking about how systems work—and what happens when systems fail. There is [...]

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