Opinion

May 17, 2015

Budget Week: Another Black Budget for Students Thursday this week is one of the most exciting days on any politico’s calendar. It’s budget day. While political nerds like me will delight in rummaging through the detail for hours on end looking at where the government has increased or decreased spending, analyse the goodies, or lack […]

May 11, 2015

It was in a smoky, boozy hostel bar that I saw my beautiful well-built Nigerian man. He was sitting with his friends drinking red wine, sucking up way too much laughing gas. After making eyes at him for awhile he came over and asked to buy me a drink. I was sitting at the bar […]

May 11, 2015

I love slow cookers. They’re like magicians, turning cheap, tough cuts of meat into the most tender, flavoursome meals while you’re at uni or work for the day. Come home, and BAM. Dinner’s done. This recipe is great on your night to cook for the flat. It makes enough to feed the tribe and isn’t […]

May 11, 2015

By the time you read this a week will have passed and this will all be old news, but sometimes in life great things take time. Being poor students who don’t have any particular interest in boxing, we streamed “The Fight of the Century”—whoops, I mean “The Fight of our Generation”—through what was quite possibly […]

May 11, 2015

Cost: $6 Alcohol Volume: 13.5% (1.5 standard drinks) Pairing: Weird chips, chicken sandwich with too much aioli, too much cider Verdict: ½ “It’s like it went down the wrong hole but it didn’t.” With perhaps the most visceral response any of our alcohols have ever received, we’re just not sure we drank Sake right. We bought a […]

May 11, 2015

Here we go again. Listen: things aren’t great this week. In last week’s flood the Shit Den got hit pretty hard. The TV’s fried and is shooting off sparks ominously into the dark. Our only couch is completely waterlogged; The Rat floats around in a McDonald’s cup. We’ve put some wine biscuits in there with […]

May 11, 2015

The Nigerian Army has infiltrated a Boko Haram camp and freed over 677 women and children hostages last week. 214 of these women are pregnant due to being raped by Boko Haram during their time as hostages in the camp. Rape continues to be used as a method of fear and control in countries torn […]

May 11, 2015

I’m Ellen and last week I went to see Avengers: Age of Ultron and I can’t stop fan-girling over it. I loved every moment of it. The epic fight scenes, cheesy heroes always win plot lines, and of course Thor’s muscles. I loved it so much that I really wanted to use this chance to […]

May 11, 2015

Koinei tētehi rārangi (nāku ētehi mea i whakakore) nā Peggy McIntosh i tuhi e pā ana ki te mana Pākehā (white privilege). Pānui mai, whakaaro mai. Kua miramiratia ngā kōrero whai hira ki au. 1. If I should need to move, I can be pretty sure of renting or purchasing housing in an area which […]