Archive for March, 2012

26/03/12

Victoria University has released the initial outcomes of its 2011 Review of Undergraduate Degrees, which are now up for a second stage of consultation.

26/03/12

Are you worried about gobbling down that pill you found on the Sandwiches bathroom floor? Ever wonder what’s going on inside your brain while you’re melting face?

26/03/12

When a film gets a reputation for being ‘weird’, it’s easy for people to write it off as that. Being presented with images and narratives that don’t conform to the accepted rules of filmmaking and storytelling can be an alienating experience for the average filmgoer. The rug is under their feet for a reason—it’s comfortable and it’s [...]

26/03/12

Is time travel possible? This is a perennial question of science fiction, and real scientists investigate the possibility of these sorts of journeys too. The case for forwards time travel is scientifically solid. In fact, many of us have already time traveled in exactly this way. The faster we travel, the slower time passes. Take [...]

26/03/12

Imagine if vicbooks made one cup of coffee, diluted it into one hundred different cups then acted surprised when tired students complained that their flat whites just weren’t perking them up as usual.

26/03/12

Allow me to start with a confession: I once surfed an American sports site. It featured an article about football or rugby or something, and what I recall was how odd they thought it was that the said sport had captains: “a very English thing,” they said. To show my disagreement, I feel this is a [...]

26/03/12

There was excitement in the air at the second meeting of the VUWSA executive–something not usually associated with a congregation of bureaucrats. Perhaps the exec was still in that honeymoon phase which new administrations/lovers are prone to, or maybe they were just happy to see Salient, the final bastion of accountability. Whatever it was, several [...]

26/03/12

Well, it seems as if autumn’s already begun to stake its claim on Wellington (did summer even arrive? I must have missed it). While your course-related costs haven’t quite run out and your flatmates are all still talking to each other, why not get together and have a good home-style roast with all the trimmings? [...]

26/03/12

One such complainant said the bar’s advertising “consistently and over a long period of time encouraged customers to get drunk in an irresponsible fashion”.