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October 9, 2016

Lads, lads, alllll the lads! I’ve spent the last two to three years trying to unlike, unfollow, and unfriend lad shit on Facebook. I’m working towards a newsfeed nirvana. A place of solace—free of Veitchy on Sport posts, ‘leg day’ jokes, and Cleavage Thursdays. But if Facebook has done anything for sociology, it’s proved that […]

May 22, 2016

There were no questions, just a careful click of the door. Shut up, we can’t wake them! She held my hand in the blue-black: prized paintings, antique vases— prerequisites for any Dio Girl. The night spilled carelessly in lines along her skin; I was far from home.

May 1, 2016

Pain isn’t always visible, it’s often a deep, invisible sensation. In this piece Tim shares his experience of depression, his story is one that is individual and also universal, and he shares an honest portrayal of his experience. The piece includes several graphic descriptions which may be triggering to some people, and discussion of suicide. […]

March 13, 2016

Dropping (pre Nov. 2011 drug bust)   Orange Chopper, Blue V, Pink Mercedes, Green Rocket, Red Dove, Blue Dove, Yellow Wii, Orange Blank, Red Maserati, Green Mickey Mouse. The pale ones tasted sweet or had no taste; the dark ones tasted like the sherbet I made as a child that gave me watery eyes and […]

September 27, 2015

It’s the year 2015 and humankind no longer needs words to communicate. All dialogue is now in the form of BuzzFeed recipe videos, gifs, and small yellow typographic facial expressions. Call me conservative, but to save the world from drowning in a sea of emoji-filled irrelevance, you need to stop using one of those wee […]

July 19, 2015

Kids, you can no longer call people names on Yik Yak, or any other electronic platform for that matter. Parliament recently passed its Harmful Digital Communications Act, which will see laws against cyber-bullying take effect this month. Under the legislation, an “approved agency” may investigate and police harmful electronic communications via email, text and social […]

June 1, 2015

Rent prices in Wellington are continuing to rise, with a 1.3 per cent increase over the last year, according to Trade Me. The property website’s Rent Price Index shows that as of April this year, an average Wellington rental property now costs tenants $395 per week. A study by the NZUSA gives the average rent […]

May 24, 2015

Right? … Guys? … Last Thursday Minister of Finance Bill English, aka Mr. Smithers, released the Budget—the Government’s forecast for spending over the next financial year. There were several different hopes for what the Budget this year might entail—Labour was hoping the Government wouldn’t make surplus like they promised, NZUSA President Rory McCourt was hoping […]

May 11, 2015

VUWSA and the University have made submissions to the Wellington City Council’s recently drafted Long Term Plan for 2015 to 2025. The Long Term Plan looks at the current and future needs of Wellingtonians and sets out how the Council plans to improve the city and what it will spend. VUWSA’s submission pointed out that […]