Archive for May, 2012

07/05/12

Back in Issue 8, we began a new series that I like to think of as Between Two Ferns with a Thespian. This series takes as its focus a young theatre practitioner who answers deep, delving questions so we can all get to know them a little more; it is always interesting voyeurising other people [...]

07/05/12

Maori continue to be overrepresented at every stage of the criminal justice system, according to a position paper released last Tuesday by recently launched youth advocacy group JustSpeak.

07/05/12

SHOULD SOLDIERS RECEIVE FOOTBALLERS’ WAGES? SHORT ANSWER, NO. HERE’S WHY It’s not hard to see the case here. Compare a soldier’s wages with the bloated figures professional athletes rake in and it’s not hard to see who earns more relative to their societal contributions. This can also be said of teachers, police officers, rubbish collectors, or [...]

07/05/12

Stereotypes: Who needs them? Seldom accurate or helpful, these socially constructed notions of identity are merely another tool utilised to ensure the hegemonic dominance of one social group over another. Put simply: they keep us repressed, gurl! Created for, and not by the groups they apply to, these constructs lampoon minority groups within society by creating [...]

07/05/12

Mystery and Deceit in the Banks saga On the Thursday of this going to print, I thought I had cracked the John Banks donation saga. Unfortunately, the powers that be wouldn’t comply. You see, I have a theory, a theory as to how this whole thing “works”. Forget Kim Dotcom. Candidates are allowed to inform individuals [...]

07/05/12

Hiya. I’m a third year female geology major, and I’m a virgin. All my friends either have long term bfs, or have tonnes of sex, and it is really getting to me. I feel that I’m not attractive, and I worry that no one will ever want to sleep with me. I’m a larger  girl and [...]

07/05/12

As a species we have always been obsessed with space. Its enormity and mystery have confounded human beings for thousands of years, and relatively speaking we know very little about it now. That being said, over the last two centuries, the engagement between the individual and the cosmos has begun to be recorded in visual [...]

07/05/12

Relationship remains cordial. The Iranian Ambassador to Wellington, Seyed Majid Tafreshi Khamene, told a student forum last Thursday that “Iran has always been a peace-loving country, and will always remain so.” The panel discussion, which was organised by VUWSA, also featured Green MP and former diplomat Kennedy Graham and foreign-policy expert Bob Rigg. Although the topic [...]

07/05/12

Drunk students ready to scrap. The Government’s proposed changes to the liquor laws have been outlined in a final proposal to be considered by Parliament this month. Justice Minister Judith Collins believes the Bill will reduce access to alcohol through measures like preventing the sale of liquor at convenience stores. ”The changes support a shift [...]