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March 13, 2016

In late 2014, Victoria University economics major Matt Burgess created an app allowing people to bet on politics, and it’s taking the US election by storm. With the help of Lou Evans, Professor Neil Quigley, and VicLink, Burgess initiated the development of New Zealand’s first online marketplace for predicting and forecasting political events. The interactive […]

March 13, 2016

100-level law and psychology students who aren’t arriving to lectures on time are having to watch lectures in an overflow room, online, or not at all. PSYC121 is the worst affected course, with around 980 students being split between just two streams. Those who don’t arrive in time to get a seat have the option […]

March 13, 2016

What the hell/heck/shit/fuck is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement?

March 13, 2016

We are experiencing the world’s biggest refugee crisis since World War Two. More than 60 million people are displaced, and 20 million of these are refugees; that is they are displaced and outside their country of origin. The government is expected to make an announcement regarding their review of New Zealand’s Refugee Quota, and to […]

March 13, 2016

Almost a year ago, Lizzie Marvelly launched a website that would come to produce one of the most successful social awareness campaigns of the year—My Body My Terms. Kate Robertson caught up with Lizzie during her time in the capital to talk girl power, consent, and trippy as dreams.   K: As the founder and […]

March 13, 2016

The ‘world’s most genetically blessed criminal’, and ‘hot convict’ Jeremy Meeks, has just been released from prison after serving his term (for weapons charges). He has been hired by a talent agency and hopes to launch a career in modelling and acting.   Newborn twins in Vietnam have been confirmed to have two different fathers, […]

March 7, 2016

Victoria University Chancellor Sir Neville Jordan expressed disgust with a recent satirical piece published in Salient. In an outburst at a recent Victoria University Council meeting, Sir Neville said it was not made clear that the piece was a “spoof” and that it was “disgusting” and a “travesty”. In response to Sir Neville’s public comments, […]

March 6, 2016

On Tuesday, February 23, first-year students at Weir House found themselves on the receiving end of a strongly worded email from the university Vice-Chancellor, Professor Grant Guilford. The email addressed a series of complaints from neighbours regarding behaviour at Kelburn park on the previous Sunday and Monday. The listed offences ranged from drinking and littering, […]

March 6, 2016

Thursdays in Black, a student-led campaign for safe campuses, has launched across New Zealand tertiary campuses. Co-ordinated by Tertiary Women New Zealand, a branch of NZUSA, the campaign seeks transformation of the policies, practices, and culture that perpetuates and normalizes sexual violence. To show their support for the campaign, staff and students are encouraged to […]

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