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October 15, 2018

Ross McComish, an alumnus of Victoria University, created the “Stick With Vic” Facebook page, a page “for all the people… who see no reason to change Vic’s name”. On a comments thread on the “Stick With Vic” page, Te Rangi Waaka, a student, commented “[the name] needs to change. Loose [sic] that colonial baggage”. In […]

October 15, 2018

CW: attempted suicide, mental health *Names of students have been changed to protect their privacy Several more students have come forward with their own stories of being asked to leave halls of residence. Anna* was asked to leave Katharine Jermyn hall towards the end of 2017 following what was perceived to be a suicide attempt. […]

October 8, 2018

It’s the second to last exec meeting of the year. Rhianna, our Academic Vice President, was chairing, as our trusty prez Marlon had some family stuff going down. For the first time this year, a Random Student was also in attendance. VUWSA meetings are public. Did you know that? I didn’t. Anyway tons of shit went […]

October 8, 2018

Last week I talked to Gerard, head of student counselling. I really like Gerard. He’s one of the few staff I’ve interacted with who tries hard to engage with student media, and communicate to students. He always makes time for us to try help us understand the situation around student counselling and student mental health. […]

October 1, 2018

CW: suicide I’m not angry that the uni is changing its name. It doesn’t faze me the slightest. Sure it costs a million dollars (likely more), but the uni thinks it’ll make more money in the long run. I’m inclined to believe them. One thing you can be sure of is that the uni cares […]

October 1, 2018

Last Monday, the University Council voted to increase the fees by 2%, the maximum amount allowed. The vote was passed 11-1. Student councillor Isabella Lenihan-Ikin voted against. In an unusual move, student councillor Alexandria Mark voted for the fee increase. The last student councillor who voted for fee increases was in 2015, a move that […]

September 24, 2018

I read a piece by Rose Lu in the Pantographic Punch recently about the lack of Asian representation in New Zealand literature. She was telling her story, but it somehow felt like my story. I, too, read books to figure out how to interact with the Pākehā world I had found myself in. My school […]

September 24, 2018

In a recent survey to university clubs, 62% of respondents believed that the administration of clubs on campus should go to VUWSA. Currently, the university manages clubs through Victoria Recreation. Overall, 39% of Vic’s 174 clubs responded to the survey. Clubs and Activities officer, Connor MacLeod, said that “it’s clear that there is a mandate […]

September 24, 2018

CW: Attempted suicide, miscarriage *names have been changed for privacy When Sam* returned from the hospital after her attempted suicide, she did not expect Cumberland Hall’s response, which was to kick her out. She and her father, who had flown to Wellington to be with her, met with the hall manager. The hall manager, after […]