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May 7, 2018

A bunch of people in NZ end up getting paid less than minimum wage. You’ve got under-the-table cash jobs in hospitality and agriculture. You’ve got people working at doorknocking or selling stuff on the street, usually for charities, who get paid per sign-up, and can earn zero dollars from working all day if they don’t […]

May 7, 2018

Marlon (VUWSA President) and Connor (Clubs and Activities Officer) went on a trip down to Otago and Canterbury, to look at how the unis there run their clubs. VUWSA is thinking of changing up how we run ours. The Rental Tenancies Act campaign was launched last Thursday. The campaign will have an on-campus presence in […]

April 30, 2018

Growing up, mental illness was heavily stigmatized in my family. Not in a blatant way, I just picked up on my parent’s attitudes and reactions. I remember one family fight where my mum said to my sister, “maybe you need to see a psychologist”. I remember feeling shocked. “You’ve really gone too far this time,” […]

April 30, 2018

I’ve been reading over all the old “Eye on Exec”s and seems like in the past VUWSA meetings have been dominated by shitty decisions and infighting. I would love to give you dirt on this year’s exec, but so far they appear wholesome as fuck, and as a byproduct there are no dramas or shenanigans […]

April 16, 2018

I was sitting with Daniel our feature writer, trying to come up with things that were taboo. “Nothing’s taboo anymore,” he said. “Sex isn’t taboo, drugs aren’t really taboo either (except for meth and I really don’t want to go there)… I don’t really know what to write about.” But as it turns out, there’s […]

April 16, 2018

He dances up to the stage in a dressing gown and pink high heels. He turns his back to the audience, turns his head back to look at us, grins. The robes come off. The woman sitting in front of me hollers into her friend’s ear, “I can see his penis!”   Wellington has just […]

April 9, 2018

I rushed in late. “We’re just talking about hall visits” said Marlon, our President. Last week the Exec visited the halls to talk about how to engage with staff and RAs. A student had approached Marlon about starting an Arts (humanities) Society. The Exec filmed a video for the Don’t Guess the Yes campaign. Marlon […]

April 9, 2018

You know how sometimes you can feel stuck in a place? Not physically, but like, mindset. The people you meet, the places you go, always the same, and then the minute struggles within that small part of the world become all that matter. High school was like that. Looking back, it seemed ridiculous, but at […]

March 26, 2018

According to Urban Dictionary, “full of shit” has two meanings. The first one is: “Totally unfounded, not credible, or ridiculous… usually refers to something somebody just said”, and the second is: “Having a large amount of fecal matter in your body, usually necessitating a dump.” Our cover speaks to both these meanings. The content of […]