Category: Features

Head to Head

Head to Head

by / 06/04/09 / No Comments

Jackie O Vs Michelle Jackie O WWJD? This acronym spells out my new-found guiding principle in life. Nope, I haven’t found God. I’ve found Jackie. Jackie O. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. What would Jackie do? Wouldn’t you like to know. Wouldn’t I like to know. Like Jesus, she watches over us. She watches over me. Or [...]

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Aid on our behalf

Aid on our behalf

by / 06/04/09 / [ 3 Comments ]

An accountable future for New Zealand’s aid strategy It seems to be something of a trend for people collecting for charities to take to the streets on Fridays, and there’s always a particularly high concentration of them lurking around Lambton Quay during the lunchtime rush. Forgetting their inevitable presence, I sometimes decide to venture on [...]

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AAAAAAAAAAAA?

AAAAAAAAAAAA?

by / 06/04/09 / No Comments

As I wandered among the variety of club stalls during the very first week of uni, I felt there was something missing. As did the boy-racer who found no car club, or the vegetarian a meat free society, or the poor old Satanist find their lair. Maybe I was an even rarer breed of student, [...]

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The Great Black American Hope

by / 06/04/09 / [ 9 Comments ]

When host of The Daily Show Jon Stewart quipped that “The Spirit of Reform of the Public Finance System” was the name of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama’s new yacht, a tepid response shortly followed. For three minutes, the Emmy winning satirist had lobbed spitballs at the then-Democratic nominee for the Presidency’s apparent flip-flop on receiving [...]

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Toy Stories

Toy Stories

by / 30/03/09 / No Comments

There’s a complexity to Buzz Lightyear that lends him well to analysis: his twirly fringe, gloriously defined chin, gizmo-spruced spacesuit, and a helmet that does that “whoooosh” thing renders him less a piece of Star Command machinery and more “a really cool toy.” When he and Woody barely escape Psycho Sid’s firecracker during the climatic [...]

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How to Make an Epic Blockbuster Movie

How to Make an Epic Blockbuster Movie

by / 30/03/09 / No Comments

In my column about how to be the best universe in the child actor author, I mentioned my novel about the android lesbian Nazi redeemer two-handed sword of ages that slept in the darkness for a thousand millennia, and got to make out with Britney Spears back when she was hot—like when she was slutty [...]

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Head to Head – The media does have a liberal bias

Head to Head – The media does have a liberal bias

by / 30/03/09 / No Comments

The media does have a liberal bais There is a bias in my libidinous meat: Yngwie Malmsteen totally wears a bra and Rob Halford’s legacy rocks ass, The D&D references I recently deleted from this article to get under the word limit is just one example of graffiti in the level 2 Kirk building toilets. [...]

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Poster Wars

by / 30/03/09 / [ 3 Comments ]

Poster space in Wellington is at an all-time premium. Phantom Billstickers have a monopoly on most of the central city, pushing independent gig promoters further up Cuba Street and down the alleys previously reserved for street artists. The Paper Trail Phantom started up in Christchurch in the early 1980s. Offices were opened in Auckland and [...]

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VSM: Not a sexually transmitted disease

VSM: Not a sexually transmitted disease

by / 23/03/09 / 1 Comment

“More important in my view is actually to primarily ignore VSM in itself” —The late, great Joel Cosgrove, former president of VUWSA. The problem, however, is you can’t ignore Voluntary Student Membership of Students’ Associations (VSM). It is an issue that has been boiling under the surface of New Zealand tertiary institutions for well over [...]

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Salient Loves Vuwsa

Salient Loves Vuwsa

by / 23/03/09 / 1 Comment

Students fund Salient. This is your magazine, your outlet for opinion, and your way of staying informed about campus developments. Here’s a quickie guide to the current relationship between Salient and the VUWSA Executive, and how it will be affected by the VUWSA Change Proposal. New Salient Editors are appointed by a sub-committee made up [...]

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