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Opinion

May 1, 2017

Welcome back to school fellas. You are possibly experiencing post-holiday blues, known as the inability to adjust yourself to a normal routine after a break. The leisurely lifestyle during the holidays might make you sleep later than normal due to an absence of morning lectures to serve as motivation. A few days into it, your […]

May 1, 2017

In case you haven’t heard yet (or need a reminder), UniQ meets every week! On Fridays from 1:00–3:00pm in SU218, we either hold space for the UniQ inclined to play board games and just hang out, or we facilitate structured discussions on issues relevant to the rainbow community. These topics range from the obvious, like […]

May 1, 2017

This one night, my flatmate and I decided to play an ill-conceived game called Drink Everything In The House. One thing led to another, and, well, you know how girls get after half a bottle of week-open wine and a can of Smirnoff Ice. So this guy I matched with on Tinder came over, let’s […]

May 1, 2017

The cultural fallout zone As your resident London ex-pat I’m making good on all hipster stereotypes. I’ve opened a coffee shop in East London, I’m living in a boat on the canal, and my pints are pulled by the same slick-haired bartender that served me in Wellington — a small world for those who can […]

May 1, 2017

Winter has arrived! Although this does not mark any significant change in Wellington’s weather (seeing that we haven’t yet had a summer), cold draught is making its way through the cracks in the floorboards and the seasonal colonisation of mould on the bathroom walls has begun. For many of us living in overpriced and freezing […]

May 1, 2017

Homesickness After nearly three years of living away from home, I’ve come to think that homesickness isn’t always about missing the place you lived before you moved away. A lot of times, being homesick is about the little things — the small conveniences you once enjoyed. I remember how exciting it was to move to […]

May 1, 2017

ANZAC day was observed last Tuesday. It’s a commemoration I (Tim) am unsure how to approach. Distant family, brothers of grandparents, passed in WW2. Even more distant, unknown members passed in WW1. I never met them, they’re ghosts, absences in the family photos, the lack of a rub on the head when we rarely gathered […]

May 1, 2017

US President Donald Trump is known for his chitchat, rants, and cheap catchphrases; normally presidents discuss real issues and policies. There are a lot of problems in the US that need sorting out. But action may be hard for the kind of president who owns a golden toilet. Trump would rather spread conspiracy theories about […]

April 20, 2017

On April 4, Dr Paul Moon wrote an op-ed for Stuff and delivered a letter to the government calling on them to protect free speech at universities. This letter was signed by many high profile public figures, such as Dr Don Brash and Dame Tariana Turia. Unfortunately, it wasn’t an April fool’s joke. I will […]