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Opinion

March 11, 2019

This summer I visited Dublin, a city whose tourism really just consists of pints. Exposed to a hideous amount of Brexit Pub Chat, it was impossible not to pick up a few things. With the withdrawal date of March 29 rapidly approaching, here is (very briefly) everything you need to know about Brexit—straight from the […]

March 11, 2019

  A five-pack of Indomie Mi Goreng noodles—the instantly recognisable red-and-white packaged noodles which are manufactured in Indonesia under the Indomie brand—goes for $2.79 at New World. The company launched in 1972 as an instant, mass-produced take on the ubiquitous and ever-popular Chinese-influenced dish. If we look further back, the first-ever instant noodles were created […]

March 11, 2019

Student Health Immunisations for students Registering at Student Health with a doctor of your choice provides continuity of health care while you study at Victoria University and allows you access to locally funded health pathways which might not be available if you are still enrolled with a doctor outside of Wellington. Appointments with a doctor […]

March 11, 2019

Ngā hoa, ngā whānau Aunty Laura—“University is about making lifelong friends” People come in and out of our lives all the time, but those connections close enough to become whānau are made by those who leave an impact long after they’ve left. If there is anything that I’ve learnt about whānau, it is that they […]

March 11, 2019

Wellington is packed with sport, but it’s hard to watch some of New Zealand’s biggest sports on a student budget. Forget the All Blacks—two hours on a cold day at Westpac Stadium isn’t worth eating ramen for a month. It’s all about watching the most games you can at the cheapest prices. The holy grail […]

March 11, 2019

Anxiety is a scary thing.   Imagine you’re walking through the Hub at around noon on Wednesday. You know what’s it like—absolute pandemonium!  Students swarming everywhere with their sushi and coffee and noodles. You have your earphones in, but even the Shrek soundtrack can’t quite drown out the rising tide of voices.   Still, you’ll […]

March 11, 2019

This is it. The first ‘F Word’ column of the year, and I went into it as I go into everything: with raging indecision.   Would it be a celebration of R. Kelly’s downfall? A super-fresh Donald Trump hottake (surprise: he’s still the worst)? A yes-I-know-everyone-and-their-great-aunt-has-already-said-this-but-what-the-fuck-how-did-Green-Book-win-best-fucking-picture-are-you-kidding-me rant?   It turns out, a lot of pressure […]

March 11, 2019

When respectful, politically correct adults ask what the title of this column is, I have begun to expect the same reaction: raised eyebrows, followed by an uncomfortable “oh!” This reaction had me doubting myself—was the use of the word “cripple” really just too shocking and off-putting to have as the title of a column which […]

March 11, 2019

It’s our time, kia ora! Talofa! It’s our time, a special time of day. It’s our time, just you and me together, it’s our time—time to delineate exactly how to spot a Softboi™. We’re all likely familiar with the Fuckboy archetype: a womanizer; a “Chad”; an often-times conventionally attractive bro-type who’s hornier than Hugh Hefner. […]