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Opinion

March 20, 2017

Popular political discourse has recently become a language for extroverts. Created by extroverts, it is best consumed and regurgitated by them too. Shouted from on-high, the difference between *the* Truth and a half-truth is blurred. With this blurring, the importance of truth in political discourse is displaced. Suddenly we find ourselves in a world where […]

March 20, 2017

Disability at Vic: A Brief History Can Do at Vic, the representative group for students with disabilities, has been active since 1994. It’s amazing how different the university would have been 23 years ago, and how many extra challenges disabled students would have faced. Those in the “glory days” of our parents’ generation would have […]

March 20, 2017

As Māori at university, it is often the case that we are motivated to succeed by the mahi that we know needs to be done — to help our whānau, to help our home towns, to help our iwi, and, more widely, to help te iwi Māori in general. However, this journey we strive for […]

March 20, 2017

Growing up, most of us were told to go outside and be active, as the physical effects of exercise were extremely advantageous. However, more often than not, people failed to mention the positive effects exercise has on our mental health. All of us have been at a point where we have felt weak; where the […]

March 20, 2017

So in spite of all your making out in clubs, and sultry eyes across a tutorial room, you end up home alone wondering why you are/aren’t falling in love. Well don’t worry, it’s not your fault — Venus is in retrograde. This means we reassess old things (i.e. fuck our exes) and shouldn’t start anything […]

March 20, 2017

We hope you’re more settled here and finding your momentum in going to class, doing readings, starting assignments, and taking care of yourself throughout. It is hard thing to read about, let alone talk about, but this week Cavaan Wild confronts our shockingly high youth suicide rates and his personal experience of tragedy, economic decline, […]

March 20, 2017

We’ve all had that problem, right? Sitting in the fridge is a small plate of roast vegetables, takeaway curry, or pasta. But what should you do about it? It’s not big enough for a meal and not even really big enough for a snack, or it’s too big for a snack. Well, there are heaps […]

March 20, 2017

To kick off our monthly movie nights, UniQ screened the 2014 film Pride. We have done so the past two years. At UniQ, we’re big fans of the film’s core message: solidarity. Pride takes place at the dawn of neoliberalism, when Margaret “Fucking” Thatcher ruled the UK with an iron fist and waged a renewed […]

March 20, 2017

Prime Minister Bill English announced changes to New Zealand’s retirement rules on March 6. The changes include raising the retirement age to 67, and requiring that migrants must have lived in New Zealand for 20 years to receive a pension from the government. The new retirement age, which affects people born after June 1972 — […]