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September 17, 2018

A battle has been raging in the VUWSA office all year. It’s lost me friends, matches on Tinder, and quite a bit of self-respect. But I drunkenly chose this position and now I must stick by my decision for the rest of my life. I’m putting it out there: Going straight to doggy style is […]

August 20, 2018

It’s been a busy, busy week in the VUWSA office as we prepare for the big rally on Wednesday! We want to foster a community where, when someone asks “chur bro, all good?”, you don’t have to lie. But it’s easier said than done, so I asked your friendly VUWSA exec how they’re feeling and […]

August 13, 2018

Last week Ella and I went to attend a talk by the Irish Honorary Consul-General, Niamh McMahon, about Ireland’s experience with abortion reform. Since 1861, abortion has been illegal in Ireland, as for centuries in Ireland, there has been little separation between the Church and the State. In 1983, pro-life activists became worried that the […]

August 6, 2018

I got a letter from a Minister! The “March on Midland” was epic. I’ll give you a brief run down. On Thursday 15 March 2018 over 300 students banded together to demand future workplaces that are free of sexual violence. The march was in protest of the sexual harassment and violence students, interns, and graduates […]

July 30, 2018

I don’t know about you, but we are only two weeks in and it feels like I never left. It can be difficult to find the motivation to keep going, but that’s when you have to remind yourself why you are here and studying. Education is not only good for you as an individual, but […]

July 23, 2018

Disclaimer: This is the very first time I am discussing my sexuality in public so please bear with me. One of my brother’s favourite shows to watch on Netflix is Queer Eye. One night as I got home quite late, I caught him watching the Season 2 finale, the one where the Fab 5’s “client” […]

July 16, 2018

It’s finally women’s week — our designated time to acknowledge the value of women in our community. While we still have a way to go till we can walk home at night without keys jammed between our knuckles, it is important to celebrate how far we have come. We should celebrate the women that fought […]

June 5, 2018

Opinions are like regrets. Everyone has one, some are well founded, while others are kept hidden deep away. It’s super easy to be dismissive of other people’s opinions when you don’t agree, and with that said, here are some of my bullshit opinions. Rollercoasters are scary as fuck. I dislike bees but I appreciate the hustle. […]

May 28, 2018

Reduce, reuse, recycle! From primary school the 3Rs were drilled into our brains in an effort to make us more sustainable. But what if I told you there’s another R we can add to the list? That’s right — refuse. Refusing to consume unsustainable goods is a simple yet powerful tool towards an environmentally-friendly future. […]