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AuthorJoanna Li

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July 22, 2019

i think the problem with black history is that we already know how this song and dance goes, glass half empty. i watch three black women put a man into space   and i’m always waiting for the punchline, the moment where the perfect illusion dissolves  and we get thrown back to square one. i’m […]

March 18, 2019

“Where are you from?” has always been a loaded question for me. If the people who knew me in high school (yikes) are reading this, they’ll definitely think that I’m back on my bullshit. Truth is, I never got off my bullshit—at least not this specific strand. I just internalised it because of the fear […]

October 15, 2018

Vic’s first Sustainability Day took place in the Hub last Wednesday, as a follow-up from Sustainability Week earlier in the year. The clubs reconvened months after the week of events in May. They have since been formalised into the Sustainability Committee, and last week’s event was done in conjunction with VUWSA as a further promotion […]

October 1, 2018

Two weeks ago, the first Young Feminist Hui was held at Te Papa, spearheaded by six young women who are leaders of various feminist groups at their respective high schools: Olivia Trass, Ilena Shadbolt, Ruby Hooper, Khrystyna Samsonova, Freja Cook, and Henrietta Fisher. The event attracted over 100 people of many ages and genders. Hooper […]

September 24, 2018

Tamatha Paul (21): 3rd year – BA in pols and IR; graduating at the end of this tri; From Tokoroa – south Waikato; No political affiliations VS Bethany Paterson (22): 5 year of law degree – ecology and biology BSc; Christchurch; No political affiliations The two candidates for the VUWSA presidency in 2019 – Beth […]

July 23, 2018

The management of Krishnafood has submitted an application to replace Ilott Café (also known as Revive Café), which officially closed down on 5 July 2018. They are waiting to hear back from the University, and expect to get a response in the next few weeks. Not all students are keen. Scotty T, a second year […]

June 5, 2018

The trailer for Crazy Rich Asians dropped a few weeks ago, claiming a star-studded cast, including Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat), Harry Shum Jnr (Glee; Shadowhunters), and Awkwafina (Ocean’s 8). But more importantly, it’s a 100% Asian cast – the first of its kind in Hollywood in over 20 years. Maybe my standards are […]

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