Opinion

June 1, 2015

Congratulations, you made it to the last week of the trimester! With the rush of final assignments due and exams looming around the corner, it’s hard to believe that we’re almost halfway through the year. This trimester has flown by. It seems like yesterday that O-Week gigs were happening and the first week of lectures […]

May 24, 2015

Cost: $8 Alcohol Volume: 7% Pairing: Shame pizza ($2.99 a slice from New World fyi) Verdict: ★★★★ “God, why do I even drink wine?” Hello dear readers. Before we start, we’d like everyone to turn on “Graduation (Friends Forever)” by Vitamin C as an accompaniment to the review. We’ll wait here. For this week, we decided […]

May 24, 2015

Because God forbid we put in effort when there might be a substance to do it for us! Coffee ★★★ A beverage with potential, but not without risk. Depending on your personality, coffee may be the kick you need to make up for your all-night Netflix spree and hold your eyes open without the need […]

May 24, 2015

University seems to have a habit of giving students long periods of time where they just twiddle their thumbs and wank (Luke), but then on the other hand you’ll have five assignments and two tests due within two days. Going from one extreme to another makes us feel as emotionally unstable as an adolescent girl. […]

May 24, 2015

E toru ngā reo matua o te whenua nei, arā, ko te reo Ingarihi, te reo Rotarota o Aotearoa me te reo Māori. Ahakoa tana tū hei reo matua o Aotearoa nei, kāore a te reo Māori e noho ana hei kaupapa here mō ngā ākonga katoa o ngā kura tuarua, pēnei i te reo […]

May 24, 2015

Sam McChesney is well known as a lazy editor, someone who—when he bothers to write his editorial at all—tosses it off at the last minute with very little thought, care or attention. He also tends to use swear words as a substitute for wit, the cunt. Needless to say, I wasn’t expecting much from his […]

May 24, 2015

Okay, getting a little fancy this week. It’s an intimidating dish, especially if you’ve ever watched Hell’s Kitchen, but don’t panic. Find someone you want to impress (or a few of them, this recipe is enough to serve four rather hungry people at least), and make this for them. You’re going to look awesome when […]

May 24, 2015

Let’s get our money’s worth Throughout our time studying, we pay a lot to the University. With course fees, the Student Services Levy, hall of residence accommodation, and all that printing from the University library (wifi printing where you at), costs pile up pretty fast. I did some costings of my own time at university […]

May 24, 2015

Budget un-Joy(ce)ful Last week’s budget was a bit of a bleak one for us students. The Government again didn’t increase core university funding—just as it hasn’t since 2009. This means that funding for the tertiary sector has effectively decreased by $1 billion relative to 2009 levels. As students, this means that our fees get higher […]