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September 30, 2019

  Tom Sainsbury’s appearance in Auckland council voting papers was a shining light of hope buried in a campaign period marred by underwhelming frontrunners, outright racism, and bizzare policy proposals.   However, what may have been considered wholesome, has become a scandal.   In documents leaked to ^Salient last week, it was revealed that the […]

September 15, 2019

I went to the Law Revue on Friday night, and what I witnessed felt like a slap in the face. My least favourite part was when two white girls, dressed in kimonos, shuffled and bowed their way onto the stage, and then attempted to speak Japanese—right after they said they needed help from ALSA (the […]

August 5, 2019

CW: Speaking out   It’s okay to be sad. It’s okay to be angry. It’s okay to cry.    Recently, we have seen a push in awareness for mental health—specifically, male mental health. The stigma of male strength has been an obstruction. A hinderance. Trying to get males to be honest with their feelings and […]

August 5, 2019

We entered the lecture theatre early on that first day, and there were already a couple of students seated at the back. We sat at the back (I always sit at the back). As more students arrived, the peripheral seats were filled quickly and those centre seats remained vacant for the latecomers. We didn’t fill […]

June 3, 2019

Let’s go back to the not-so-distant past of 2018. The main character of this story, yours truly, was sitting in a bar with her good friend, lamenting the lack of suitable one-night companions. How did I get there? Well, my boyfriend of one-and-a-half years had broken up with me two months earlier and I was […]

March 18, 2019

I like to joke that my mental health diagnoses are like alphabet soup: ASD, GAD, BPAD-2, C-PTSD… the list goes on.   It’s been quite difficult throughout my university experience and I’ve experienced a number of setbacks including frustration over having to withdraw from classes, not being able to get the grades I wanted to […]

March 18, 2019

I’m in university, dating my first boyfriend! I’ve been dating this one guy for about six months. I’m about to meet his parents. I love the boy. He’s awesome and hilarious and sweet. But…he’s going on to postgrad, while I’ve got 2–3 more years left. I feel extremely guilty for thinking that, in the future, […]

October 15, 2018

Initially I wanted to start off writing about humor. Turns out that’s a lot harder than it looks because there’s really too much to say about it in 1000 words. Also, I’m not an expert in comedy. To be honest, I’m not really much of an expert in anything. I first graduated in 2013 with […]

July 23, 2018

Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix special Nanette is something special. The introduction to Gadsby’s set tells the story of a gay woman trying to survive in rural Tasmania, a state where (until 1997) being homosexual was illegal. Gadsby gives her first impressions of identifying as a lesbian with deadpan delivery. She tells a story of when she […]

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