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AuthorMichael Oliver

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October 5, 2009

Nancy Drew to solve mystery of haunted Student Union Building and the ghost of Joel Cosgrove Former VUWSA Vice-President (Administration) Max Hardy has comfortably won election to the office of VUWSA President for 2010. Hardy beat opponent Alan Young by 807 votes to 205. Guy Williams, who was unable to remove his name from the […]

October 5, 2009

The government has released its 2010–2015 tertiary education strategy that includes possible changes to the way fees and student allowances are managed. The 15-page document details New Zealand’s current tertiary education situation, and highlights the government’s commitment to seeing more students enter tertiary education. However, questions have been raised over an apparent need to find […]

October 5, 2009

New Zealand’s law schools need to do more to ease the transition from being a student to being a practitioner, according to Sir Geoffrey Palmer. The Head of the Law Commission and former Prime Minister made the comments during an address to Victoria’s Law Students’ Society (LSS) last Tuesday. Sir Geoffrey, the LSS’ first patron, […]

October 5, 2009

56 pages of faces to deface to change the face of student media, face Salient feature writer Sarah Robson has been appointed editor of Salient for 2010. The 21-year-old Political Science honours student and two-time ASPA award winner will take the reigns from current editor Jackson James Wood in February next year. “I’m very excited. […]

October 5, 2009

Holy shit, Hugh Jackman wants you to turn your phone off! Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman, star of Wolverine and that other movie involving mutant superheroes (Australia) stopped a performance of a Broadway play to ask an audience member to turn his phone off. “You want to get that?” Jackman said in character, after the ringing […]

October 5, 2009

2010 online enrolments open. Come give yer Uncle Pat a hug. Online enrolments for classes at Victoria University next year have opened. New and returning students alike can enjoy the fanfare that is picking classes and agonising over lecture clashes. Enrolments in limited entry/preferential entry classes close on 10 December, with applications for first trimester […]

October 5, 2009

Last week’s voluntary student membership debate, “That this house would introduce voluntary student membership (VSM)” was a hotbed of desk thumping, hear-hears and smug interjections. The debate, hosted by Victoria’s Debating Society, played host to the voices of ACT Party MP David Garrett, ACT on Campus’ Peter “IT’S A SLUSHIE!” McCaffrey and student debater Stephen […]

October 5, 2009

Introduction/Apology: I begin this feature with an irrevocable need to empty my soul. I feel indebted to the 24 years of history laying in my wake; so much so that only sincere contrition will bring acquiescence with the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees and the moon up above and the […]

October 5, 2009

The tears were flowing thick and fast by the time Hayley Hanson, 21, had finished hugging best friend Melissa Downs, 20, following the latter’s slurry and emotional birthday speech. Downs was given the magnanimous honour of being the fifth speaker to talk about Hanson at her 21st birthday soirée at the Palmerston North Cossie Club […]

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