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Opinion

September 24, 2018

The myth of the morning after pill It’s 8.30am on a Saturday and there are three of us in the waiting room at family planning. Three women, likely all here for the same thing: the emergency contraceptive pill (ECP), also known as the morning after pill. I’m here because the guy from last night finished […]

September 24, 2018

Indigenous Knowledge Is Lit  In the Northern Territories of Australia, birds of prey such as the black kite, the whistling kite, and the brown falcon have been observed catching small mammals and insects that flee from brush fires. In a study published last year in The Journal of Ethnobiology, a team of researchers recorded how these “firehawks” take […]

September 24, 2018

A few weeks back, VUWSA hosted its first annual Body Positivity Day. To promo the day, I really wanted to create a video interviewing students about the topic of body positivity. Some of responses were just beautiful. Here are some of my favourites. What do you love about your body? “ I shaved my head […]

September 24, 2018

This week’s theme is “looking back”. I’m a real badass, and a rule breaker, so instead I’m gonna look forward. What the fuck am I doing next year? I’m halfway through my degree and I decided to take a year off to VOLUNTARILY do full time work? WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? Why on Earth […]

September 24, 2018

I read a piece by Rose Lu in the Pantographic Punch recently about the lack of Asian representation in New Zealand literature. She was telling her story, but it somehow felt like my story. I, too, read books to figure out how to interact with the Pākehā world I had found myself in. My school […]

September 24, 2018

“Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” If you haven’t seen this phrase sprawled over the internet in recent weeks, let me give a brief explanation. It all started with a tweet. Colin Kaepernick, ex-NFL quarterback, sent out a simple, yet inexplicably complicated tweet, announcing Nike’s latest ad campaign. The tweet read, “Believe […]

September 17, 2018

When the frosty Wellington wind blows you back from uni, and you get home just to wait another 3 hours before the heating comes on during the free power hour; staying warm can be a real struggle. My suggestion is to practise the activities our ancestors used to keep themselves toasty during the winter months: eating […]

September 17, 2018

Kia ora e te whānau, tuatahi, ngā mihi ki nga kaimahi katoa o te ao mārama mo tā koutou mahi i tērā wiki. Anei tētahi ruri nā Lea Rust − ko te hauora hinengaro te kaupapa. Maiea te raru o te Hauora hinengaro me te whakamomori mō ngā tauira Māori i ngā wiki kua taha. […]

September 17, 2018

Historically, philosophers have defended a wide variety of views about sex and sexual activity; some of these have been traditionally liberal, others traditionally conservative, and some truly bizarre. In this column, I will briefly describe the views on sex expressed by three famous philosophers: beginning in the 18th century with Immanuel Kant, fast-forwarding to the […]