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Issue 7, 2019

Issue 07 ~ Taboo

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News

  • Eye on the Exec

  • Consultation Open on New VUW Sexual Violence Policy

  • [INNUENDO ABOUT SEX WEEK BEING IN ALL THREE CAMPUSES]

  • VUWSA By-Election Results

  • Mud and Mental Health, VUW Students Supporting Gumboot Friday

  • Māori Law Students

  • Features

  • Speak Up

    I hate introductions. It’s cliché, I know, but I would rather stick a pin under my toenail and kick a wall than engage in yet another icebreaker or ‘talk to the person next to you’. Arriving at the halls last year and being thrown into a week of ‘speed dating’ and ‘getting to know your […]

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  • The Naughty Girl’s Chair

      When I was born, my father vowed that, unlike his own father, he would never hit his children. So instead, he invented the naughty girl’s chair.   It was a small wicker chair, the perfect size for a four-year-old’s body, that sat in the corner of our living room. Whenever I’d been naughty, my […]

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  • (S)HE’S A (FE)MALE (WO)MAN

      You know the iconic Little Mermaid power pose? Effortlessly perched atop a boulder, a luscious mane of red hair whipping around in the wind but somehow never whipping her in the face, classic Disney features—plump lips, eyelashes reaching for the gods, complexion fit for a Fenty commercial—sea spray framing her like a halo, a […]

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  • Burnt Honey

    First tutorial of the year. When I open the door, I underestimate my strength, thinking it to be all used up in my journey here. It swings open violently and I trip into the room where awkward gazes greet me. Frozen, my legs are lead and I’m stuck on display for too long. My overpacked […]

    by

  • Speak Up

    I hate introductions. It’s cliché, I know, but I would rather stick a pin under my toenail and kick a wall than engage in yet another icebreaker or ‘talk to the person next to you’. Arriving at the halls last year and being thrown into a week of ‘speed dating’ and ‘getting to know your […]

    by

  • The Naughty Girl’s Chair

      When I was born, my father vowed that, unlike his own father, he would never hit his children. So instead, he invented the naughty girl’s chair.   It was a small wicker chair, the perfect size for a four-year-old’s body, that sat in the corner of our living room. Whenever I’d been naughty, my […]

    by

  • (S)HE’S A (FE)MALE (WO)MAN

      You know the iconic Little Mermaid power pose? Effortlessly perched atop a boulder, a luscious mane of red hair whipping around in the wind but somehow never whipping her in the face, classic Disney features—plump lips, eyelashes reaching for the gods, complexion fit for a Fenty commercial—sea spray framing her like a halo, a […]

    by

  • Burnt Honey

    First tutorial of the year. When I open the door, I underestimate my strength, thinking it to be all used up in my journey here. It swings open violently and I trip into the room where awkward gazes greet me. Frozen, my legs are lead and I’m stuck on display for too long. My overpacked […]

    by

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