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Opinion

July 9, 2019

You’re now in the hardest part of this Victorian holiday. Part Two. Part One had us feeling lost after orientation. Understanding what the hustle is, followed by choosing between sex and study.    Now here’s the second part of this nightmare. Your favourite café is the only place you can’t see your breath. If you […]

July 9, 2019

Lena says: I mean, to get meta—I don’t think you can separate anything from emotion. In saying that, people’s understandings and responses to sex vary as widely as you can imagine. There are people who have no problem having sex without getting attached or experiencing a lot of emotions afterwards, and people who will feel […]

July 9, 2019

Food and wellbeing are interlinked. Just think about your favourite meal: It’s more than just the delicious, complementary flavours; it’s also the feelings you have when you sit down to eat it. It’s the company of friends or family, it’s the atmosphere of breezy conversation, it’s the inside jokes that are shared like appetizers. Our […]

July 9, 2019

The takeaway packaging our food sits inside has a complex and flawed circulation. ’Compostable’ alternatives to our cups, containers, and cutlery are not all they are promised to be—in practice, almost all are going to landfill. These products are tricky to compost together, as everything is made differently. Commercial composting facilities are aware of this, […]

July 9, 2019

  DREAMER: In my first dream, I was enjoying a peaceful slumber in my bedroom (I live in a hall) when all of a sudden, I heard a baby crying. I leapt out of bed and went towards the sound. It turned out this little baby was in another bedroom on my floor where a […]

July 8, 2019

On Thursday, 16 May, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) held a meeting at Berrigan House to protest a scholarship for essays on the Israeli State—a state whose political systems they say are inherently “racist” and “brutal”.   The Embassy of Israel Prize in Political Science and International Relations is listed on Victoria’s website through […]

June 3, 2019

  ARIES: Your friends are there to support, not serve you. Learn to listen better. There are people in your sexual history who will make better friends than you’d expect. Make friends with people who look nothing like you. Pay more attention to the values of others.   TAURUS: Make sure not to limit your […]

June 3, 2019

Israel–Palestine This week’s column returns to its roots in attempting to simplify the trickiest of global issues. This week, I’ve attempted to summarise what has been described as the most “intractable” conflict in history. Two pages barely scratch the surface of a heavy issue, but in any case, I’ve departed from my typical jovial tone […]

June 3, 2019

Nā Jade Gifford   When most people think of friendship, they probably don’t think about their own family members. But when I was asked to write on the kaupapa of ‘friendship’, you know who popped into mind? AUNTIES. Yup you read that right. “Aunty”, “auntie”, “aunt”, “whaea kēkē” or “the kuia that you call ‘aunty’ […]

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