Tag: 04 – Science

Mulled Whine with H.G. Beattie

Mulled Whine with H.G. Beattie

by / 26/03/12 / No Comments

“Do you like… Stuff?” “Actually, Broseph, THe Herald Online has better syntax.” I recently attended a wedding. Things began with a relatively clean slate, given that the last time I rocked up to some nuptials, I conned the jukebox into playing P!nk’s ‘Don’t Let Me Get Me’ four times in a row. Needless to say, their [...]

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Ngai Tauira

Ngai Tauira

by / 26/03/12 / No Comments

ELECTION OF OFFICERS The election of officers was held on Wednesday 22nd of March. The Ngai Tauira Komiti for 2012 is as follows. TUMUAKI: Joanna Morgan TUMUAKI TUARUA (HAUORA): Rongomai Smith TUMUAKI TUARUA (MA-TAURANGA): Quinn Rosa SECRETARY: Turi Taurima TREASURER: Elijah Pue OFFICERS: Tikanga: Flaun Taurima Sports: Daniel Albert Events Co-ordinator: Dana Leaming Scholarships: Danielle [...]

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Not Quite Up To Snuff: The End of Terry Pratchett’s Magic

Not Quite Up To Snuff: The End of Terry Pratchett’s Magic

by / 26/03/12 / No Comments

When I was first told that the last Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy book was going to be a disappointment, I refused to believe it. “Douglas Adams was a genius,” I claimed defensively. No further argument was required in my eyes. But I did end up reading Mostly Harmless, and it was a disappointment. That was [...]

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Presidential Address

Presidential Address

by / 26/03/12 / No Comments

I hope you’ve all had a great start to the Trimester and are beginning to settle back into study. REVIEW OF UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION If you were studying at Victoria last year, you would have (hopefully) been aware that the University began a Review of Undergraduate Education. One of the key objectives of Victoria’s Learning and Teaching [...]

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Things You Already Know But Just Need To Be Told

Things You Already Know But Just Need To Be Told

by / 26/03/12 / 1 Comment

Life is disappointing and that Fact will never hurt any less You are a fraud. You do not know what you are doing. People look at you like you’ve got it at least a little sorted so often that occasionally you can even trick yourself into believing it to be true. But it’s not. A [...]

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VUWSA Vice President (Academic)

VUWSA Vice President (Academic)

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“VUWSA’s Da shit, Bo!” – Albert Einstein, 1998 Did you know that Albert Einstein was a Class Rep in 1998? Pretty cool, isn’t it—except for one ghastly, oft-unspoken thing: he didn’t attend any form of Class Rep training. That sin alone was enough to land him on Santa’s naughty list for that year. Simply terrible. [...]

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I Just Really Like Annie Clark: St Vincent Plays San Fran

I Just Really Like Annie Clark: St Vincent Plays San Fran

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“This next song is a dance song. Well, it’s a dance song for people who can’t dance. Like me! But you all look like you can dance.” It’s long been observed by the critical establishment that Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, is a performer of contradictions. Across her three-album career, her music has been more [...]

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Collecting Contemporary: Mixed Messages at Te Papa’s Latest Exhibition

Collecting Contemporary: Mixed Messages at Te Papa’s Latest Exhibition

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Te Papa rejuvenated their Collecting Contemporary exhibition in February, removing some works that had been on display since June 2011, and replacing them with others. One of the biggest additions to the Te Papa collection was a group of Jim Allen’s works, previously on display at the Adam Art Gallery as part of the Points of [...]

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Review: The Kill

Review: The Kill

by / 26/03/12 / No Comments

When a film gets a reputation for being ‘weird’, it’s easy for people to write it off as that. Being presented with images and narratives that don’t conform to the accepted rules of filmmaking and storytelling can be an alienating experience for the average filmgoer. The rug is under their feet for a reason—it’s comfortable and it’s [...]

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Philosoraptor Tackles Time Travel

Philosoraptor Tackles Time Travel

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Is time travel possible? This is a perennial question of science fiction, and real scientists investigate the possibility of these sorts of journeys too. The case for forwards time travel is scientifically solid. In fact, many of us have already time traveled in exactly this way. The faster we travel, the slower time passes. Take [...]

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