Author — Josh Wright

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20/08/12

Welcome to Josh’s Dank Den of Monthly Student Unionism. I wanna take you to the SFO (serious fun office!)*

23/07/12

Holla, underlings. I’m kidding. Seriously, I consider you all my equals. And even if ‘Vice-President’ makes me sound authoritative, I’m a pretty short and unimposing guy so it all balances out quite nicely anyway. Like any self-respecting (ha) elected official, I’m a big fan of motions—especially the act of going through them. So it’s with a [...]

05/06/12

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 [...]

30/04/12

Holy mother of Steven Joyce, it’s week seven. Those of you who have transcended past the floaty and tractable pastures of first year will understand thoroughly, by this point, what week seven entails for unprepared students. Week seven is the weaker-spirited sobbing in toilet cubicles post-test. It is the procrastinator’s comeuppance. It is the superficial, hostel-borne relationships obliterated by [...]

26/03/12

“VUWSA’s Da shit, Bo!” – Albert Einstein, 1998 Did you know that Albert Einstein was a Class Rep in 1998? Pretty cool, isn’t it—except for one ghastly, oft-unspoken thing: he didn’t attend any form of Class Rep training. That sin alone was enough to land him on Santa’s naughty list for that year. Simply terrible. [...]

27/02/12

I didn’t do much this summer besides go to Invercargill. It’s been pretty terrible. Things only really brightened up once the VUWSA office opened on the 9th of January. On my first day, President Bridie hustled me into her office for a catch-up. As we sat down, Beyonce’s ‘Run the World (Girls)’ came on. “It’s my [...]

10/10/11

There’s a near-empty bottle of Red Square vodka, an untouched VUWSA diary, some dark green skinnies, an unauthorised Justin Bieber biography ($2.00 HOT PRICE sticker still attached), an unopened Bounty Bar, Beyoncé’s 4 album, and the Skins seasons 1-4 box set sitting on my desk. Yeah, I’m a hedonistic alcoholic with a penchant for vicariously [...]

12/09/11

In accordance with its gnarly prison-like appearance, Victoria University is a place where students come to learn about stuff in order to score hellish buraeucratic jobs that they stagnate in for decades afterwards. Luckily for you, if you dig a bit deeper, it actually does much more than that; it is a social and cultural [...]

15/08/11

The media is a strange beast. It’s art and politics. It’s a reflection and a catalyst. It’s entertainment. It’s invasive and pervasive. It’s for the people, of the people and against the people. So, where on Earth do the gays fit in this crazy mess? Reminisce with me. Remember when, once upon a time, the [...]