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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. […]

May 21, 2018

Straight up though, what the fuck are letting fees? Last year, I rented through a private landlord and paid no letting fees. This year our flat paid $590 in letting fees – yet the same administrative processes were followed. Apparently, the letting fee covers the letting agent’s work in advertising the property, showing people around, […]

May 14, 2018

Arts week is coming at y’all thanks to the amazing Comms and Events team at VUWSA, and I am very excited about it. I’m going to come right out and say that I am an Art History nerd. Without sounding like too much of a bougie fuckboi, art can enrich your life through opening your […]

May 7, 2018

My names Rhianna and I’m me. I could never articulate how my last relationship changed me, until I was introduced to the term “gaslighting” on 27 February 2018. Gaslighting is a form of persistent manipulation and brainwashing that causes the victim to doubt themselves and ultimately lose their own sense of perception, identity, and self-worth. Toxic […]

April 30, 2018

Throughout my ordeal with an eating disorder and recovery, I longed to be “normal”. I wished I could go through my day and not be preoccupied with the thought of food. I wished I could wipe all my knowledge of calories and eat without a care in the world. I was envious of my friends […]

April 16, 2018

Hey — I’m Ella, your Wellbeing and Sustainability Officer, and I have had chlamydia. STIs are still one of the ultimate taboo subjects, and I’m pretty tired of it team. I slept with a friend of a friend who told me he was clean when neither of us had a condom. Turned out he wasn’t. […]

April 9, 2018

Kia ora, mabuhay, salut (I still have at least five more ways of saying that)! I am Geo, your campaigns officer. No I am not studying geography or geology (I am doing a conjoint LLB/BA in International Relations & Political Science) nor am I named after the Earth (okay that was corny). Kids in the […]