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Student Discounts

Student Discounts

by / February 23, 2009 / No Comments

Bitches. You are students, and therefore poor. So long as the government refuses to recognise that $155 is simply not enough to live in Wellington on, you’d better: A) be supported by your parents; B) have some money tucked away somewhere, or; C) work. Sucks for you if it’s C. This is not ideal, but [...]

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Fitzcarraldo

Fitzcarraldo

by / October 6, 2008 / No Comments

The theme of ‘man alone’ is portrayed so perfectly that it brings a tear to the eye. There are few films that carry a theme as well as Fitzcarraldo does. Fitzcarraldo tells the story of one man against the world. Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, also known as Fitzcarraldo, is a man with dreams. Klaus Kinski brings [...]

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Classic Film Review: The Breakfast Club (1984)

Classic Film Review: The Breakfast Club (1984)

by / September 29, 2008 / No Comments

A Brain, an Athlete, a Basket Case, a Princess and a Criminal are all in school for weekend detention. None of them know each other; none of them needs to. From how they all dress, they know everything they need to about what they are like as people. Everything relevant, conveyed purely by sight. Share [...]

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Victorian Thesis

Victorian Thesis

by / September 29, 2008 / No Comments

Chris Aitken is studying the effects of powerlessness and fatalism in relation to climate change. He seeks to ask whether people will change their actions in an effort to prevent climate change, or whether the enormity of the problem and tragedy of the commons nature of the issue leads to individuals deciding not to make [...]

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Norma Jean -vs- The Anti Mother

Norma Jean -vs- The Anti Mother

by / September 29, 2008 / No Comments

Norma Jean -vs- The Anti Mother opens with a bang. ‘Vipers, Snakes, and Actors’ kicks in with a very heavy riff, traditional death metal vocals, and a bassline for stomping to. It is good stuff. There is a breakdown, back to normalcy, and a delicate fadeout to post-rock influenced ambience. 9 minutes later the track [...]

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Death Cab for Cutie – Narrow Stairs

Death Cab for Cutie – Narrow Stairs

by / September 29, 2008 / No Comments

Narrow Stairs isn’t a bad album. In fact, there’s very little to complain about at all. But. The Photo Album was one of the best of the albums from the second wave of emo that developed in the 90s. Transatlanticism built on this, to be, in my opinion, straight up one of the best albums [...]

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Iron Meteorites

Iron Meteorites

by / September 22, 2008 / No Comments

Kimberly Andrews is a Master’s student in the School of Geography, Environment and Earth sciences, and her thesis is studying the possibility of a supernova playing a part in the formation of the solar system. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Classic album review: Funeral Diner- The Wicked

Classic album review: Funeral Diner- The Wicked

by / September 22, 2008 / No Comments

The Wicked EP is screamo at its peak. Released in 2002, this is everything it should be: the hardcore aesthetic is there in buckets, it opens with a post-rock influenced instrumental, the vocals are dripping with angst, and the two guitarists are involved in some kind of crazy battle as to who can rock out [...]

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Women, Activism and Print Media

Women, Activism and Print Media

by / September 8, 2008 / No Comments

Jasmine Freemantle is in her final year of a PhD in Gender and Women’s Studies. Her thesis examines how women’s activism has been constructed and subsequently represented in New Zealand print media. Jasmine’s thesis covers the period 1890 to 1981, and specifically focuses on three political campaigns: the campaign for women’s suffrage (1890- 1893), the [...]

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Album Review: Hawthorne Heights – Fragile Future

Album Review: Hawthorne Heights – Fragile Future

by / September 1, 2008 / No Comments

‘Ohio is for Lovers’ is lyrically probably the worst song ever written. “So cut my wrists and black my eyes. So I can fall asleep tonight, or die.” Seriously. That’s terrible. But it didn’t stop it being one of the most fun emo anthems of ever. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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