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May 8, 2016

Red pomegranate jewels Dripping rubies in our teeth The closest we’ll get to diamonds but today we are royalty. Eyes wide and mouths wider biting down on words and sentiments that seep off our tongues like honey. Pink wine and meringue crumbs litter sweet scents in the air The glasses look like cut-crystal even if […]

October 11, 2015

Victoria was one of three tertiary institutions last week to be targeted by violent threats.

October 11, 2015

Despite assurances from the University, the number of students receiving A grades has dropped since the introduction of its new grading system. In 2014 the University proposed amendments to the university’s grade policies to bring them in line with the rest of New Zealand. That is, an A is now the same percentage bracket at […]

October 7, 2015

Police have now officially concluded their search in the University’s Murphy buildings having found no suspicious items.

October 4, 2015

University Council has voted to raise domestic fees for both undergraduate and postgraduate students by 3 per cent.

October 4, 2015

Victoria University has almost tripled its marketing spend in the last three years without a significant increase in the number of enrolments its received. The University’s marketing spend includes advertisements placed domestically and overseas, urging students to join our hallowed halls—or as this year’s tagline points out, “know you’ve made the right choice”. Despite the […]

September 29, 2015

Tonight reserve soldiers from the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) will speak at Victoria as part of a nationwide tour, in what Victoria academics have described as “an exercise in propaganda and apologetics for military violence”. The event “Operation Protective Edge: An Israeli Soldier’s Perspective”, to be held at 8:30pm in the Cotton Building, was organised […]

September 27, 2015

Jonathan Gee will be next year’s VUWSA President after a resounding victory over rival Liam Gallagher.

September 27, 2015

Last week the Academic Board voted down the University’s proposal to extend trimester three and cut trimester two’s midterm break. Thank God. In the lead up to the decision, VUWSA and students had expressed strong opposition to the changes on the basis that the extension would reduce students’ holidays and take away the time needed […]