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Opinion

September 11, 2016

Bodies are bloody weird lil things that are also so great. Our bodies are these freaky lil machines that have the potential for so much pain, and so much pleasure—and sometimes, a beautiful symphony of the two. Knowing your body is just as important as knowing your mind. Knowing what you like and how you […]

September 11, 2016

A lot of my friends have been dealing with dudes who have totally misread their friendship as something romantic, and it’s frustrating to no end. As someone who is Really Queer™, I have very little experience in this field, so I’ve been asking the badass women in my life about how they deal with it. […]

September 11, 2016

I work as a GP at Student Health and have been privileged to meet an incredible, stimulating, and diverse range of students—people from all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities. I have also met a number of people who are gender diverse, who don’t identify as the gender they were assigned at birth. I can’t claim to […]

September 4, 2016

The Government is seeking to pass a bill that would ease information sharing between the GCSB and the SIS, and allow the government to spy on New Zealanders in the name of “protecting national security.” Warrants will have to be signed off by the Attorney-General and a Commissioner of Intelligence Warrants. The government also wants […]

September 4, 2016

This hummus is perfect for when you’re skint and you clock that there’s a few dented cans of chickpeas lurking in the bargain bin at Pak ‘n Save. It is also good for those times when you’ve just arrived at 1am in the industrial area of a Greek city and you can’t find that key […]

September 4, 2016

Election season is upon us! I’m feeling very nostalgic at the moment, thinking back two years ago when I first ran for VUWSA as Academic Vice President. Choosing to run for the VUWSA executive has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life, and I would encourage anyone who has a passion […]

September 4, 2016

The emergence of virtual warfare and the concerns surrounding it, has seen an increased consideration of the practices in real life, in representations on our screens, and throughout popular culture.

September 4, 2016

Art has often been driven by science. In the mid-19th century the introduction of paint in tubes and increasingly portable easels allowed painters to work outdoors and experiment with natural light. The futurist movement in the early 20th century emphasised and glorified the dynamism of the modern technologies of the industrial city. The invention of […]

September 4, 2016

This is a public service announcement from your Wellbeing and Sustainability Officer: As a keen environmentalist, I’m aware that environmentalism comes in all sizes. But I’ve always been a proponent of small things that can be done on a daily basis, from hanging out your washing instead of using the dryer, or taking a reusable […]