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Opinion

March 12, 2018

Imagine two groups of hunter-gatherers in the year 2,000,000 BC. Group A’s members are completely amoral. They have no concept of fairness or justice or duty, and pursue their own desires independently of moral constraints. Group A’s members steal from each other when no one is looking. They never risk their lives to help each […]

March 12, 2018

We’re going full force into week two, yes boi. My last two columns were fun and informative, but would like to take a moment to talk some real shit. I’m talking about your wellbeing! Yes, you. And the reason I’m going to bring it up in week two is because otherwise the first you might […]

March 12, 2018

On Boxing Day last year, I took a walk around the city. Counting the number of brandy snaps I had eaten the day before, I realised that this number strangely correlated with the number of Malaysian restaurants I had just strolled past. It must have been 18,  or maybe 19. Nevertheless, it was with great […]

March 12, 2018

It’s really easy for me to slip into a cycle of flippancy when it comes to talking about mental health; it’s really easy for me to deflect talking about the hard stuff with humour. There’s nothing wrong with that, I don’t think. There is value in escapism.  I do think, however, that it’s important not […]

March 5, 2018

Dear Erica, We have just moved out of our old flat. Our property manager has told us that she will not be refunding all of our bond. She is deducting $200 to get the carpets professionally cleaned, and is charging us $175 for cleaning. We worked really hard to make the place clean at the […]

March 5, 2018

I can think of no better way to relaunch this column than talking about launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy on February 6th, one of the largest commercial rockets ever launched, and proof of the viability of reusable rockets. Over two million people watched the Youtube livestream as Elon Musk, a true showman, chose to forgo […]

March 5, 2018

Being an “us” at university Recently, I’ve heard the same story come up in a number of conversations with different people. The story has Pacific origins and it goes something like this: a student walks into his class, and the teacher asks him to stand up and talk about himself, he’s asked something along the […]

March 5, 2018

Kia ora e te whanau! Hope your livers are still in one piece after O-Week and ready to get cranking for Clubs Week! For those who aren’t sure what the hell I’m talking about, Clubs Week is happening on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the Kelburn Hub. Clubs on campus all set up stalls to […]

March 5, 2018

Kia ora! Welcome to VUW to new students, and welcome back to those who are returning (and a special hello to those of you who came to our O-Week events, hope you had a brilliant time). UniQ Victoria, is the LGBTQIA+ representative group here at VUW. We’re a social and supportive group for queer students, […]