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October 6, 2008

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.

October 6, 2008

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 […]

September 29, 2008

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.”

September 29, 2008

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.

September 29, 2008

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.

September 22, 2008

“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.

September 15, 2008

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.

September 8, 2008

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 […]

September 5, 2008

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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