Opinion

April 3, 2016

There’s a label in my medical notes that says I have depression. I’ve cried in more public places than I can count: the reading room of the library, on buses, in taxis, walking down the street, in the supermarket, on a plane, during a walk, in the botanic gardens. You name it, I’ve probably cried […]

April 3, 2016

Although we live in an era when just about anything is an acceptable topic for debate or discussion, I think conversations about sex are still taboo. We seem happy to talk about all sorts of other things, but when it comes to what happens between the sheets, we are often strangely silent. I am not […]

March 20, 2016

In this week’s issue Finn unwittingly got caught up in apocalypse, and was forced to sustain himself on a few items of dubious (at best) canned food for a weekend. Brodie discusses the intricacies and realities of being diagnosed with IBS, a common illness that messes with people’s access to food, and one that many […]

March 20, 2016

I remember having to watch An Inconvenient Truth in high school. I remember listening to Al Gore talk about greenhouse gases, rising sea levels, and global warming. It was difficult to imagine back then, like when you read about war and try to picture what it would really would have been like. Such things are […]

March 20, 2016

UniQ

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You may have noticed a smattering of UniQ’s enlightening posters strewn haphazardly over the walls. These posters are effectively etiquette guides, providing rules of thumb to remember when interacting with your transgender peers. They have been organized, designed, and produced by members of the executive with the goal of improving the quality of life on […]

March 20, 2016

Having spent several of my formative years upon a subtropical tourist mecca, catered to the over-privileged and tasteless (Waiheke Island), I have developed both a disproportionate hatred for sand, sun, and scenic tours, and an alarming enthusiasm for wine tastings. I forget that it isn’t normal for everyone’s parents to have pools, tennis courts, and […]

March 20, 2016

Everyone, no matter how aloof and coolly independent they pretend to be, fantasises about their wedding day. By everyone I mean me, so last week when I found myself in a white lace wedding dress, holding a bouquet in one hand and my wife’s in the other, smiling for the camera in the botanic gardens, […]

March 20, 2016

University is a perfect time for young adults to develop a financial interest in the more nefarious, governmentally endorsed side of our sporting past times. Course related costs could be doubled with a trip to your local TAB (Totalisator Agency Board). Why not go double or nothing with your minimum wage paycheck? The $10.00 left […]

March 20, 2016

Bust out your pickles; let’s make a slaw. A slaw is one of those salads that involves very little work and very little cost, because, essentially, it’s just shredded cabbage. But throw some cheeky herbs, pickled bits, nuts, and seeds at it, and suddenly your slaw is impressive as hell. This particular slaw is crunchy, […]

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