Opinion

August 9, 2015

Q: Hi Agatha, I’ve recently taken a lover. However, there is a bit of an age gap between my slam piece and me. I’m 19 and he is 26. When he was in his first year at university, I was 11. Is this too weird? What is an acceptable age gap? -Slammin’ Sally Hey SS, […]

August 9, 2015

Most of us have seen the Wicked campervans on the roads, sporting grossly misogynistic slogans such as “Save a lollipop, suck a d**k”, “Save a tree, eat a beaver”, “Fat chicks are harder to kidnap”, or the one I most recently experienced, “In every princess there is a little s**t who wants to try it […]

August 9, 2015

If there’s one thing I like better than receiving a grade for my work, it’s working twice as hard and having that grade diluted by three parts. Welcome to group assignments; buddy up and let’s begin. We’ve learnt a lot from completing group assignments at uni. 5% the material, 5% how to work productively in […]

August 9, 2015

An easy introduction into the world of kink is through dominance and submission play, and through the use of bondage. Check it. Dominance and Submission The core element to kink is the role of dom and sub. Dominant partners are those who like to be in control while getting freaky. Subs prefer to let the […]

August 9, 2015

Early this year, Oxford joined the growing list of UK Living Wage universities. If local campaigners have their way, Victoria will be New Zealand’s first. At Oxford, students led the Living Wage campaign. At Vic, students have joined current and retired academics, general staff, cleaners, alumni, TEU, the Service and Food Workers Union, and others […]

August 9, 2015

In Japan there’s a complex of hot springs, and a species of monkey, the Japanese macaque, that frequents it. The dominant family spends its winters relaxing in the warm pools, while the others shiver in the snow. When a monkey from outside the dominant family tries to access the pools, he or she is chased […]

August 9, 2015

The article on Stuff last week, which implied we all spend our course related costs on nights out in town and flights to Fiji, was a useful yet unfortunate start to a long overdue discussion of the reality of the financial pressures faced by students today. The story was rather ridiculous—a student journo who had […]

August 9, 2015

“Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro nōna te ngāhere, Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga nōna te ao.” “The bird that partakes of the miro berry reigns in the forest, The bird that partakes of the power of knowledge has access to the world.” Knowledge is the tool that […]

August 2, 2015

Cost: $13 for 6 cans Alcohol Volume: 7% Pairing: Sushi rice thing that smelt bad on the bus Verdict: ★ “I left Hamilton for a reason.” It’s a Monday and I’ve just spilt a Billy Maverick Bourbon and Cola on my $10 Warehouse trackpants. Mitch is in Melbourne, I forgot about my journalistic responsibilities and now […]