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October 16, 2017

Hi and Bye You’ve made it! You’ve survived the ups and downs of 2017! It’s been one of the worst and best ever. You will never want to relive those 3.00am moments during all-nighters, and if you never experience another 8.00am lecture you will die a happy chappy. But despite all that, it hasn’t been […]

October 2, 2017

Cure for the Exam Blues International students have much to celebrate with only three weeks of school left. Maybe you can’t wait for the holidays to kick in so you can head home immediately and be spoiled by your momma’s home cooking again, but if you’re staying around for summer you are in for a […]

August 21, 2017

What is the heaviest thing I’ve ever carried? This was the question that plagued me on my way down one of Wellington’s many hills, possibly prompted by the 7kg bag of expensive textbooks on my back. I thought about my own experiences, from canoes and tramping packs to the more commonplace — tables, chairs, groceries. […]

May 22, 2017

How to cope with homesickness: a beginner’s guide   1) Virtual tours via Whatsapp, Messenger, Viber, or Wechat Alone in a strange new country and want to explore but no friends or family to do it with? Take them with you, virtually, by spamming them with messages, pictures, and videos. Example: Me: Hey bro what […]

April 10, 2017

Art. It’s the language that everyone speaks and no one fully understands. Everyone’s a native speaker and a critic. Whether it’s repeated images of Campbell’s tomato soup (Campbell’s Soup Cans by Andy Warhol), mirrored rooms with floating lights (Infinity Mirror Room by Yayoi Kusama), or a huge, metal bean (Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor), art […]

March 27, 2017

Konnichiwa! Halo! Bonjour! Salaam! Hi! By now I’m sure you’ve all gotten into the full swing of university life, having supposedly adjusted to unrealistic 8:30am lectures and navigated the minefield of myAllocator. Maybe you’ve gone a step further in settling yourself here and made contact with the locals. If you have, a few cultural differences […]

March 13, 2017

Haere Mai! Huanying! Bienvenue! Selamat datang! Welcome to Wellington! If you’ve just touched down in the capital for the first time, a lot of things probably bewilder you right now. But don’t worry, because we’re here to make it all slightly less baffling. Here’s a brief  crash-course in Wellington survival: The wind here is insane. […]

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