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Opinion

April 10, 2017

Education is an inherently ableist environment. This is a new thought, something I am only learning now in my own life, going on six years in the tertiary education system and many more as a young student. I have been lucky to find education and academic achievement to be by and large a safe place; […]

April 10, 2017

Art. It’s the language that everyone speaks and no one fully understands. Everyone’s a native speaker and a critic. Whether it’s repeated images of Campbell’s tomato soup (Campbell’s Soup Cans by Andy Warhol), mirrored rooms with floating lights (Infinity Mirror Room by Yayoi Kusama), or a huge, metal bean (Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor), art […]

April 10, 2017

Thank you, to the artists and writers whose generous contributions have made this issue possible. Thank you to Laura and Tim. My favourite way to experience art is in print. It allows for easy return. Images are always loaded. They deserve questioning. So please, look through this issue and give weight to your own readings. […]

April 3, 2017

The trip to Sweet Mother’s Kitchen came after a torrid February afternoon in which we were on the hunt for fried chicken. After the enormous disappointment from an unnamed and well-regarded establishment being “out of chicken” we headed to the end of Courtenay for some much sought after butter-milked-bliss. Sweet Mother’s Kitchen prides itself for […]

April 3, 2017

*Aubergine and Celeste hope their readers are feeling refreshed after last week’s new moon in Aries*   Aries: March 21–April 19 This is your time, friend! Stick to your gunz! This is the start of a six-month cycle of getting back to you, so get to work on any solo projects you’ve been dreaming up. […]

April 3, 2017

There are many issues that need debating, where minds can be changed, or the jury is still out. On the other hand, there are a suite of issues where the fact-based battle has already been won. We are hopefully on the same page in knowing that climate change is caused by people, that mental health […]

April 3, 2017

Are we there yet? The campaign to see tertiary student fares introduced on Wellington public transport sometimes seems like the never-ending car ride to get to your family summer holiday destination, and you’re stuck in the middle seat. One sibling has to go pee every ten minutes, the other is playing “corners” (but really just […]

April 3, 2017

“Google: a terrorist’s best friend” read the Daily Mail’s frontpage headline after the Westminster attack. The Mail, going out of their way to verify that Google truly is a friend of “the Terrorists”, investigated thoroughly: “it took the Mail two minutes to find a manual on how to use a car in a mass murder.” […]

April 3, 2017

Gender is something some of us never have to think twice about. For others, it is the first thing on our minds when we wake up and the last before we fall asleep. Gender is something so ingrained, with so many unspoken and socially enforced rules, that as soon as you start to question it […]