Author Archive: Jenna Powell

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Journey to the west

Journey to the west

by / 06/10/08 / No Comments

The THEA 324 production of Journey to the West “may not be for everyone,” but one must admire the rhythmic use of time, space and movement used by the cast. Journey to the West is based on the classic Chinese novel Xi You Ji which blends together traditional Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism. Share on Facebook+1 [...]

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Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

by / 06/10/08 / No Comments

Despite several Salienteers’ attempts at destroying the film Mary Poppins (and indirectly my childhood) through highlighting some alleged LSD and deviant sexual practices it is still my favourite movie. Maybe I just do not want to grow up but there is something about the film Mary Poppins that makes me feel all warm and happy [...]

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Eye on Exec

Eye on Exec

by / 29/09/08 / [ 3 Comments ]

This week’s exec meeting was a quick one, which is fantastic, but although it was short it was not lacking in in-jokes and an abundance of what Environmental Officer Mark Newton rightly described as “stupid bullshit.” Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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The Idiots

The Idiots

by / 29/09/08 / No Comments

Truth be told, try as I might, I am not a film wanker. I do not delight in the harsh but oh so tragically beautiful minimalist portrayals of reality. That sentence sounds like it needs more appropriate adjectives so I’ll chuck edgy and raw in there as well. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet [...]

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Wellington Hospital

by / 29/09/08 / [ 8 Comments ]

Stethoscope: $200, Gloves: $200, Surgical equipment: $100,000. A patient not noticing you left a rag in their newly sewn up stomach… priceless. Wellington Hospital is becoming renowned for what Dr Liz Hesketh described as “unsafe clinical practice.” Several news media publications have followed what seems to be an increasing number of errors and staff resignations. [...]

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Eye on Exec

Eye on Exec

by / 22/09/08 / [ 10 Comments ]

“I have a bone to pick with you,” VUWSA President Joel Cosgrove said to me as I sat outside the Association’s meeting room before last week’s Exec meeting. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Eye on Exec

Eye on Exec

by / 15/09/08 / [ 29 Comments ]

After running up the Boulcott Street stairs and up the dreaded Mount Street hill in the rain, only to find that the Exec meeting had not even started yet, I was in a particularly sensationalist mood. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Mummies and Education: Being a Mum at Vic

by / 08/09/08 / [ 3 Comments ]

Housework is a repetitive and generally thankless task that is usually taken up by the woman of the household. Just like the burden of housework the difficult mix of children and academia should not be underestimated. Many women have their tertiary education truncated due the arrival of a newborn baby. Women with children are increasingly [...]

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The Strangers

The Strangers

by / 05/09/08 / No Comments

Bryan Bertino’s The Strangers is the perfect date movie. It’s the kind of film you watch with that significant someone, hold each other, get shit scared then go home and make hot passionate love. THIS IS NOT HOW I WATCHED THIS FILM! Like a fool I went with my equally wussy flatmate and got so [...]

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Unicomm and the horrible history of our halls

by / 01/09/08 / [ 34 Comments ]

Every year hundreds of parents breathe a sigh of relief as their 18 year olds embark on the beginning of their future in the supposed safety of University Accommodation. Victoria University’s student accommodation has been renowned for dodgy foundations, mould, mushrooms, religious fanatics and several outbreaks of scabies. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet [...]

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