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Opinion

May 14, 2018

Strangely enough, some of my earliest memories are of making scones in preschool. Whether it was a deep state plot to brainwash some colonialist heritage into toddlers or an exercise in following recipes, I did love getting my grubby fingers into the mixing bowl. From the uber traditional “plain-with-jam-and-cream” to the overpriced Welly coffee shop […]

May 14, 2018

Arts week is coming at y’all thanks to the amazing Comms and Events team at VUWSA, and I am very excited about it. I’m going to come right out and say that I am an Art History nerd. Without sounding like too much of a bougie fuckboi, art can enrich your life through opening your […]

May 14, 2018

I was sick off work last week for 2 days, and my boss is hesitant to give me sick pay and asked for a medical certificate to show that I really was ill. Is she allowed to do this? Then, when I looked on my payslip, my sick days aren’t even recorded so I’m not […]

May 14, 2018

At the start of 2018, New Zealand’s political climate has seen a Māori man, Simon Bridges, become the very first Māori person to become leader of the National political party. Throughout Simon Bridges’ career as a politician, his Māori identity has been challenged numerous times, with conversations about his identity being reduced to a conversation […]

May 14, 2018

The Super Rugby competition is in full swing, and with round 14 coming up this weekend, several teams are tussling for the last playoff spots. However, round 14 also reminds us that it is less than a month until the June internationals, which means Steve Hansen and his selection team are fast approaching the revealing […]

May 14, 2018

UniQ Victoria is excited to officially announce VUW Pride Week 2018. The celebration of queer identity will be held in the second week of Trimester Two, with variety of events on all week. The week runs from Monday 23 July to Saturday 28 July, with something on every day, on campus and around the city. […]

May 14, 2018

On the evening of March 20 2018, Arizona resident Elaine Herzberg was crossing the street with her bicycle and was struck by an autonomous (self-driving) car. The car was owned and operated by Uber, manned, but not “driven”, by one of their employees. Herzberg later died from her injuries in hospital. This incident marks the […]

May 14, 2018

When I first found out on Twitter that the university is planning to change its name, I was confused. Was this a joke? Couple of news articles and a forum from Grant later, I was satisfied that this thing’s for real. For a while I was vaguely against the name change, without really knowing why. […]

May 14, 2018

What the fuck are letting fees? You may have seen this question around the university and it’s a darn good one. I’ve got an answer — letting fees are an absolute rip off. If you’re renting, chances are you’ve had to pay a letting fee whenever you’ve signed a new flat. A letting fee will […]