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AuthorYvette McCullough

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October 6, 2008

Being that this is the last time I will get to advocate in the name of bad taste, I thought I would go down swinging for something many parents, dentists and anti-obesity groups deem to be the Devil. Cadbury Schweppes – you know the guys that are discontinuing the production of Snifters, Sparkles and Tangy […]

September 29, 2008

Phew! I am so relieved that fine weather we caught a glimpse of in the last few weeks is gone. The air was starting to smell like summer. Spring is a horrible season because it flirts with summer-like weather and gets everyone all excited before dashing people’s hopes and dreams and raining on their parades.

September 22, 2008

On Wednesday 17 September, all work was abandoned as people sat waiting for the clock to tick over to 9am so the fury of purchasing Sevens tickets could begin. But most walked away empty handed and spent the whole day depressed. But you shouldn’t have – the Sevens are overrated.

September 15, 2008

Conservative America has always been viewed as a bit behind the times. They have clung to their fundamentals and old fashioned values in a world that doesn’t have much room for them anymore. They have been labelled bigots and even backward-thinking, which has always been out of step with America’s claim to be the land […]

September 1, 2008

The greatest thing about studying at Victoria University is its continuous surprise and mystique. The threat of the unknown is constant until the last possible moment – this year’s moment is 5 September. I am of course referring to our exam timetables.

August 4, 2008

Petrol prices are through the roof and rising. Many fingers are pointing at the oil companies, labelling them selfish, profithungry wankers. The oil companies may be the ones pulling the strings but their puppeteer antics are from altruistic motives.

July 28, 2008

Nelson Mandela’s birthday celebrations have been the cause of some serious behind-your-back talking (and by behindyour- back I mean very publically discussed in international news) of the beloved peace veteran. South African residents were rather miffed that they were left out of the celebrations as a celebrity-filled concert was held for him all the way […]

July 14, 2008

My heart goes out to Aucklanders. Not a day goes by where they aren’t ridiculed or unfairly blamed by some bigoted hick or envious slickers from other cities. Considering the massive contribution that Aucklanders make to New Zealand, they deserve unwavering respect.

July 7, 2008

All this talk of tax cuts has got people scatty, their pupils reflecting great big dollar signs and background music sounds like “chaching”. But if you take a moment to reflect you’ll realise you don’t really want that money.

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