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Opinion

August 14, 2017

Sanctuary, meaning: “refuge or safety from pursuit, persecution, or other danger.” That’s what I think of when I hear the words “safe space”. Something we’ve talked about at UniQ before is that for a lot of queer students at Vic, the only place they feel they can be themselves is in a “safe space” like […]

August 14, 2017

The word “taonga” as used in Te Tiriti has been on my mind a lot lately, as Matariki rises and has brought us a new year. Obviously the concept of “taonga” is much more than ownership of physical properties. As this new year awakens, I mihi to our whenua, our reo, and kaumātua, our mātauranga, […]

August 14, 2017

A lot has happened over the last week. Both of us are tired, stressed, and on edge. But we’ve made it to another print day, and the sun isn’t completely hidden behind the clouds. In planning this issue we thought about participation — what is needed to participate, who is allowed to, what barriers there […]

August 14, 2017

Hi, my name is Lilli, and I’m an Academic Support Worker for Disability Services here at Victoria. Academic Support Worker roles include note taking, reading, writing for students during tests and exams, and making resources accessible for students. My primary roles are reading/writing and accessibility support. As you might expect, we are very busy during […]

August 7, 2017

In less than 60 days, the New Zealand public is expected to head out to the polls and vote in a new government. It’s a point, every three years, where those invested in politics get together with their mates for beer and political banter, and a large portion of eligible voters turn off the TV […]

August 7, 2017

With an election on the horizon I’ve been pondering how to vote as a disabled person. For me, my vote, and in some sense my political voice, are very much informed by this  experience. Access to democracy is a difficult thing; it requires people to have access not only to the ballot box but also […]

August 7, 2017

I’ve been wanting to do a SPAAAAAAAAAACE column since I started writing Super Science Trends. The only issue is “everything outside of Earth” is a pretty broad category to cover, so here’s a smattering, a constellation if you will, of news stories about the final frontier. SpaceX’s reusable rocket, the Falcon 9, achieved a successful […]

August 7, 2017

On the weekend before last, UFC 214 was held in California, the highlight of which was the heavyweight rematch between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. The fight itself ended in typically protracted fashion after Cormier took a kick to the head, which clearly did damage but failed to finish the fight. A dazed and stumbling […]

August 7, 2017

A few weeks ago, I was sitting on my flight to Wellington thinking, time for another trimester of of uni. I have soooo much to do and 0.00 ideas on how to get everything done! As the aircraft steadied itself at cruising altitude, the guy beside me got his laptop and a trillion other things […]