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Opinion

October 2, 2016

The housing crisis is a key site of struggle over inequality in Aotearoa / New Zealand. As many increasingly note, an increasing proportion of people do not own the homes they live in.

October 2, 2016

The UN made a pretty serious announcement the other day. They declared that antibiotic resistance is the “greatest and most urgent global risk.” Move aside climate change. Antibiotics are pretty amazing things. They were invented in the early 1900s and quickly revolutionized medicine. Antibiotics save millions of people from dying from bacterial infection. They work […]

October 2, 2016

Kia ora everyone! Is your voting paper still sitting on your bench waiting for you to fill it out? I encourage you to grab it now, sit down with a cuppa, and make sure you have your say.  We have the power to stand together and push for a student-friendly Wellington where we can thrive and […]

October 2, 2016

The personal is political and you cannot escape. The ideas we have in our head about what constitutes maleness and femaleness, as well as what constitutes ‘normal’, are all socially constructed (yes, all of them). When you get up in the morning, put on a skirt, and desperately try to find a husband before your […]

October 2, 2016

One day I will reach the source again There at my beginnings Another peace Will welcome me — “The River Flows Back” by Kumalau Tawali (Papua New Guinea)   It’s local election voting time. Queue Phil Goff turning up at the Mangere Markets; queue the campaign adverts on MaiFM (in between the ads for Instant […]

October 2, 2016

Tēnā koutou katoa. I want to give a massive shout out to the Māori Matters radio show for having me on air two weeks ago, which contributed to my successful campaign for VUWSA Equity Officer. On the show we talked about reasons why Māori don’t typically run for VUWSA and perhaps reasons why Māori don’t […]

October 2, 2016

The weather is getting cooler and the pumpkin spiced lattes are here. (Renee genuinely enjoys them, but Tessa is refusing to even try them because she is still convinced that pumpkin is a VEGETABLE and therefore should not be consumed in sweetened liquid form.) Because it’s our LAST column—*cries*—we thought we’d review the two most […]

October 2, 2016

Last week I voted against a 2% increase in your fees. Students want to be more involved in the setting of fees. You want to see teaching quality increase as a result of increased fees and that can’t just be measured by whether we generally have ‘good’ and ‘very good’ teachers, as asked in the […]

October 2, 2016

“Feeling prejudice by walking a mile in someone else’s shoes is what VR was made for.” — Jeremy Bailenson, Director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab.   Earlier this year I was intrigued to learn that, in a joint venture with Stanford University, the NFL planned to use Virtual Reality (VR) not just to […]