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AuthorAlexander Walker

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July 16, 2018

University! A place where we make lifelong friends, where we have the happiest time of our lives! Or — university: a place where we have a whole lot of acquaintances in lectures that we may awkwardly nod to when walking through the Hub. A place were we have to weigh up the risk vs reward […]

May 14, 2018

CW: discussion of suicide It’s a winter’s night in Auckland, and three men are talking about their feelings in a spa. The air is full of words I never thought I’d hear. “I’m scared of failure.” “I’m unhappy with being myself.” “I don’t think what I do is good enough.” As the quiet conversation continued, […]

April 30, 2018

Supporting someone going through a difficult time is hard. Often it can feel like you don’t have the right to speak out, that you don’t deserve to feel sad because “at least I’m not going through _____”. We give no thought to our own wellbeing when a friend calls us in the middle of the […]

March 19, 2018

I was terrified of the Hub when I came to uni in 2016. The place always seemed filled to the brim with students: laughing students, smiling students, chatting students, basically an enormously loud display of people who had already made connections and looked as though they were simply among family. It felt like I was […]