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September 10, 2012

The start of the second half of trimester two: the sun is finally creeping out from under the blankets of cloud, people look slightly less depressed than in the first half, and clothes from both genders seem to get tighter and shorter. Unfortunately there is one awful task we still need to get through first: […]

August 6, 2012

Last week, I managed to find myself in Hope Bros for the first time since I was in first year. I was partaking in a new ritual, named a “Rubik’s Cube” party. An innovative student community in action. While I was there, a drunken man came up to me and decided to interrogate me by asking, […]

May 21, 2012

VUWSA Must Be Taking A Toll On Me My Economics lecturer exclaimed to my classmates that I “look like I could be in the Occupy movement”. I know the entire bureaucratic lingo now–“terms of reference”, “green papers” or even “a extended review of the service delivery of our core food based activities and analysing the opinions of our […]

April 23, 2012

In my last column, I defined why VUWSA is imperative to a quality education—it gives students a say over their education. I admit it was an ideological explanation as to why—one VUWSA executive member referred to it as ‘horribly cliché’—but sometimes the most cliché adages are the truth; what we needed to hear. Today, though, I want […]

March 12, 2012

I’m no student politician and I am highly pragmatic. I’m just an average student. So, why would someone like me join VUWSA? Because I think it is important. In fact, I think it is vital that VUWSA survives in a voluntary environment. So why is VUWSA important? It’s not because we at VUWSA give away […]

August 1, 2011

You know the story: you’ve bought that shiny new laptop with your summer earnings, plus a little bit of your Course-Related Costs. It’s the best. But after 13 months, it decides to break down. You go back to the company and complain in the hope of obtaining some sort of repair or replacement. They don’t […]

July 11, 2011

Climate change is a much-publicized, controversial issue and is of great importance to the world at the moment. Salient writer William Guzzo talked to climate change expert Jonathan Boston, to find out what the haps is with climate change. Boston is a Professor of Public Policy at Victoria University, and has been involved with the […]

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