Archive for April, 2012

30/04/12

Dykes’ reign apparently endless An attempt by some Auckland University students to oust the editor of student publication Craccum failed last week. Students voted 144 votes to 83 against a motion of No Confidence in editor Thomas Dykes at an Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) Special General Meeting (SGM) last Thursday. The motion, as previously reported [...]

30/04/12

A grand final, a third finals appearance and now a title on paper looks like a good return for New Zealand in the past six months. No doubt the Warriors, Phoenix, and now Breakers are starting to seriously establish themselves in Australian leagues, but there’s still a tiny representation of Kiwi talent in these competitions. And [...]

30/04/12

A friendly guide on how to have a good time without (but maybe nearly) committing a crime.

30/04/12

Does the word ‘queer’ sound silly to you? Well, it shouldn’t. Recently, I’ve found myself in all sorts of interesting conversations, having divulged what my new (and awesome) role with VUWSA is this year. ‘Queer, like weird?’ ‘Uh, well, why don’t we have a straight officer?’ ‘Ha! Is that really a thing?’ ‘Do you actually get [...]

30/04/12

Name suppression in the age of celebrity.

30/04/12

The Sense of an Ending is Julian Barnes’s eleventh novel and was seen as a triumph on its publication last year. Amongst numerous other accolades, it won the 2011 Man Booker prize, and for good reason. Barnes’s prose is clear and melodic, exploring the fallibility of memory in subtle and exciting ways. He bends and manipulates [...]

30/04/12

In countries whose honour has been stained with racism, affirmative action is pushed as the best step forward. Salient takes a look at what both sides had to say.

30/04/12

Holy mother of Steven Joyce, it’s week seven. Those of you who have transcended past the floaty and tractable pastures of first year will understand thoroughly, by this point, what week seven entails for unprepared students. Week seven is the weaker-spirited sobbing in toilet cubicles post-test. It is the procrastinator’s comeuppance. It is the superficial, hostel-borne relationships obliterated by [...]

30/04/12

To regurgitate that timeless student colloquialism “I’m an impoverished student” may have more meaning than we initially thought because it turns out—15 per cent of us really are.