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September 24, 2018

Following Jacinda Ardern’s rise to power, single use plastic bags are being phased out nationwide. While this is a step in the right direction towards repairing our Earth, many people are struggling to come to terms with the changes. Discarded and dropped produce is becoming a major issue in Wellington, with a noticeable increase in […]

September 24, 2018

Last week, the Candidates’ Forum in the Hub offered VUW students an opportunity to hear VUWSA candidates speak. Around 50-70 people attended the event, which was MCed by Salient FM. The themes of student engagement, sexual violence, and mental health were recurring throughout the speeches. The forum fell on the 125 anniversary of women’s suffrage. More than […]

September 24, 2018

CW: Attempted suicide, miscarriage *names have been changed for privacy When Sam* returned from the hospital after her attempted suicide, she did not expect Cumberland Hall’s response, which was to kick her out. She and her father, who had flown to Wellington to be with her, met with the hall manager. The hall manager, after […]

September 17, 2018

CW: discussion of pornography, underage sex, BDSM, assault As I lay in bed with the lights dimmed, my phone on incognito mode, a vibrator in my hand, and a video playing on my screen entitled “Bound teen in fishnets teased with vibrator, fingered, denied orgasm”, I can’t help but feel a strange mixture of arousal […]

September 17, 2018

There were no grown ups at today’s meeting because our CEO Matt was sick, and our secretary Joseph was away. So the meeting was kind of a shambles. Jack, our treasurer-secretary, was taking minutes. The first thing he asked was if he had to write down who makes the motions (the answer was yes). Within […]

September 17, 2018

In yet another inspired effort to cut costs, Victoria University of Wellington will no longer offer formal qualifications to its graduates. The change will be implemented immediately. It was reportedly inspired by the Faculty of Law’s urgent efforts to reassure its disproportionately under-graded student body by releasing a statement that it is “exceptionally proud” of […]

September 10, 2018

Takatāpui is generally defined by most sources as a way of putting Māori identity first, while still acknowledging and celebrating your queerness. There is a lot of pressure in this title, especially for those of us for whom Māori identity is uneasy, or difficult to access. Takatāpui, despite being a title I identify with, is […]

September 10, 2018

Here we are, sitting in the Matariki room at Te Herenga Waka. A group of Māori students sharing our ideas for the upcoming issue of Te Ao Marama. I’m writing a feature piece on Mana Wahine and feel warmed inside to be sharing the room with all of the tauira who surround the table alongside […]

September 10, 2018

I am writing this letter to let you know that you have inspired me to be a teacher. Not because I have fond memories of how you all taught me valuable lessons that I will carry forever. No, I have become inspired to be a teacher because I have recently discovered that during my time […]