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March 15, 2015

Whether you worship the 420, or just enjoy a good David Attenborough documentary after exams, one thing is apparent: Welly is out of weed. North Island spokesperson for the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party, Alistair Gregory, explains Wellington is “certainly” facing a shortage of cannabis at the moment. Gregory attributes the lack of wacky backy to [...]

March 8, 2015

Not to worry, you no longer have to walk past Young Nats wearing their “Best Party on Campus” t-shirts on the way to lectures. Last week the Hub and quad at Kelburn Campus played host to Clubs’ Week. Yes, that three-day exhibit of information stalls, lolly bowls and best intentions you most probably tried to avoid. But [...]

March 8, 2015

This week’s meeting saw a somewhat weary Exec team gather to report on the O-Week that had been. President Rick Zwaan opened the meeting with apologies from those absent members still caught up packing tote bags for first years and shoring up clubs week. A report was received from Academic Vice-President Jonathan Gee who was [...]

March 8, 2015

After a year of existing solely online, Massey University’s student magazine MASSIVE has made a triumphant return to print. The magazine, which has a proud history dating all the way back to 2012, had no choice but to retreat into the hallowed sanctuary of the internet in February 2014, when its taste for high-grade publication [...]

March 8, 2015

Vic Books is feeling sheepish after it emerged its soy milk was not vegan. Staff were not aware of the issue until a student told them. Vitasoy Calci-Plus was the culprit. It contains Vitamin D which has been derived from lanolin found in sheep’s wool. Vic Books resolved the issue and are now serving legitimate [...]

March 8, 2015

The Outback is no longer safe for asylum-seeking Kiwi students, with tax officials set to crack down on the unpaid student loans of New Zealanders living in Australia. John Key and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on 28 February that tax officials will share up-to-date contact information between New Zealand and Australia in an [...]

March 8, 2015

The University is looking to install unisex toilets at the Law School, after criticisms from transgender and genderqueer students about the lack of facilities. The Law School is currently the only faculty with no easily accessible gender neutral bathrooms. There are unisex bathrooms at the Kelburn, Karori and Te Aro campuses and at Rutherford House [...]

March 8, 2015

Students Failing to Get UE Ushered Into Uni Anyway VUWSA is calling for an urgent review into changes made to University Entrance standards after 2014 saw a dramatic drop in Year 13 students gaining UE and 123 students requiring remedial work before gaining entry to Vic. After the implementation of tougher standards by the New [...]

March 1, 2015

The IGNITE International Girls’ Hackathon took place in five countries last weekend. The Hackathon gets girl coders to collaborate and develop a website or app that addresses a specific challenge facing young women. This year the theme was safe spaces—spaces free from violence and judgement and have access to supporting peers. This also includes spaces [...]