Archive for June, 2012

VUWSA Presidential Address

VUWSA Presidential Address

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Oh Week 12, talk about a love-hate relationship. On one hand it’s mere days until the lectures finish, the final assignments are handed in and the all-nighters stop (at least for the next couple of weeks). On the other hand, the anxiety-ridden, sleepless nights that get you to 5pm on Friday are not enjoyable. And that’s not to mention the exams just around the corner!

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The New Pygmalion: Art In A Petri Dish

The New Pygmalion: Art In A Petri Dish

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You might think there’s nothing really new happening in contemporary art. We rehash the past, wrap it in new esoterics and slap on some buzzwords, but there’s no shock of the new. Everything seems vaguely familiar. Think again. An international network of ‘bioartists’ are playing God with biotechnology, making art with embryos, stem cells and [...]

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Philosoraptor Mulls On Memes

Philosoraptor Mulls On Memes

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We spend countless hours swapping cute photos of cats, spliced up bits of pop- culture, and infamous celebrity gaffes. These are all pretty cool. But what about the concept of a meme itself? You might be surprised, but there is a small cottage- industry in philosophy which directly investigates memes and their impact on culture. The [...]

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In Our Wildest Zines

In Our Wildest Zines

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I’ve been craving the taste of a raw Wellington language. Something less polished than its acclaimed authors, more considered than its small-talking streets and mouthy pubs. I’ve been after it in its frankest expression; played with like bath foam blown in the air or slapped on the chin as a beard. Words bind, and people [...]

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Art For Cool’s Sake

Art For Cool’s Sake

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Toeing the line between style and substance.

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Feminist Pageant Invades

Feminist Pageant Invades

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VUWSA Vice-President (Academic)

VUWSA Vice-President (Academic)

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I Am On The VUWSA Executive and that makes me irrefutably cool The week before last, I sat in a meeting of the University’s Academic Committee drinking tea and enjoying an array of cakes. Cup- shaped ones right through to fruit-flavoured ones; all were suitably moist. In case you’re wondering (of course you are) the [...]

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Green Party Avoids Midlife Crisis

Green Party Avoids Midlife Crisis

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Eye on Exec

Eye on Exec

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Budget delayed; another victory for Salient.

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Durries In Danger!

Durries In Danger!

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Government vows to stub out smokers everywhere.

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