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Opinion

May 29, 2017

I can vote and I live in Jeremy Corbyn’s constituency… The fact that I — along with any other Commonwealth citizen living in the UK — can vote is news to me; my interest in UK politics was, up until moving here, summed up to some kind of queasy feeling about Blair, Bush, and the […]

May 29, 2017

Burger Liquor is a favourite for many Wellington students. The prices are not too crazy, but crazy enough to keep your Double Brown-drinking, cuffed plain black beanie-wearing, Warehouse shoe-rocking neighbours away. You can easily go there with your mates, have a burger, share some fries, and have a beer for around $25 each. The outside […]

May 29, 2017

We students lead the way with spirited voices on topical environmental and conservation issues, and aspire to conduct innovative research to understand and mitigate human impacts. But to do this effectively, we must be aware of relevant policies, documents, and guidelines which inform us of research priorities and information gaps that require investigation. No matter […]

May 29, 2017

I’m assuming the shocking title drew you in, but after reading this, maybe you won’t find it so shocking anymore. Everything is ka pai for the queers in NZ, right? Maybe that requires some more thought… Just because our government isn’t encouraging families to kill off their queer family members doesn’t mean LGBTQ+ people (young […]

May 29, 2017

Arohatia te reo… Pāngarau Ko te manu kai miro, nōna te ngahere. Ko te manu kai mātauranga, nōna te ao. Heoi, ko te manu e matatau ana ki te kaute, nōna ngā mea katoa. I te nuinga o te wā, mā te kitenga noa iho o tēnei kupu e hūiki ai te tangata. Nō reira, […]

May 29, 2017

Those of us on the rainbow spectrum use a lot of terms to describe our gender identities that can be confusing. Nonbinary. Agender. Genderqueer. Androgyne. Transfeminine. And so on. Today, I’m hoping to shed some light on genderfluidity. Firstly, it’s necessary to narrow down exactly what we mean by “gender identity.” It’s not: what you […]

May 29, 2017

Representation Two weeks ago, in writing about Dr Teresia Teaiwa, I talked briefly about the issue of Pasifika representation. It got me thinking: How well are we represented in mainstream society? Is our presence known? If not, whose responsibility is it to change the situation? I went over these questions for a few days, and […]

May 29, 2017

Good morning to everyone except the people feeling personally attacked by my “men are trash” chat two weeks ago, and welcome to your bi-weekly intake of petty, aggressive, and unapologetic feminism! Entering into an open dialogue with people of opposing ideologies is one of many available methodologies one might utilise as a means to engage […]

May 22, 2017

It’s approaching that time of semester when the pressure of assignments builds up and everything can seem overwhelming and too much. It is important in these moments to attempt to gain perspective, though this can seem impossible when you’re in the thick of it. It can help to physically change your setting. Going for a […]