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Tag: 2016-12

May 29, 2016
May 29, 2016

★★★★ Third time’s the charm! Chance has always been a background character for me; Acid Rap was okay but it didn’t grab me like his new mixtape did. In fact he was actually off my radar until his fantastic feature on Kanye’s “Ultralight Beam” (the best feature on The Life of Pablo). Before that he […]

May 29, 2016

Email used to be fun. My early Hotmail days were full of pointless emails to friends I saw at school everyday, departed exchange students who I naively believed I would stay in touch with forever, and e-penpal messages to friends I’d made through Neopets. I even had dreams of one day falling in love over […]

May 29, 2016

My Complex Relationship with Trigger Warnings   I’ve woken up, had a cup of tea, and am making my way through this morning’s slew of emails. There’s one from a sociology lecturer at Auckland University and it reads like this: “Yes, there is a lecture tomorrow, with the topic being contemporary pornography. There’s a ‘trigger warning’ […]

May 29, 2016

You know what, 2016 has been a bumper crop. We’ve had Kanye, Kendrick, Radiohead, James Blake, Chance, Rihanna, Drake, BADBADNOTGOOD, Bowie—like holy crap that’s bonkers. 2016 has probably been the best year for the sheer quantity of good music released in a long time. But this isn’t about those huge names. This is going to […]

May 29, 2016

The life of a first year is full of unprecedented stresses, and most are induced by the dining experience at halls of residence. Indeed, us students were warned: catering in halls is code for carbs, and fresher five is but a way to make ourselves feel better about weight gain (if everyone’s packing on the […]

May 29, 2016

This is it. It was the night of Exposure, Massey University’s graduate exhibition. I was about to do a speech on behalf of fine arts in front of so many people’s parents—but I couldn’t stop thinking about what all this really meant. I was relieved that the stress was finally over and I was happy with […]

May 29, 2016

Late last year, I ditched Tumblr. For the three or four years previous to this, I had used my blog as an outlet for all my frustrations and musings, particularly to do with my interest and involvement in feminism. But soon after I became incredibly hostile towards “internet feminism”—the feminism that involves posting feminist opinions […]

May 29, 2016

I laugh (but mostly cringe) at first-year-me’s opinions: namely, that Pacific Studies was an unnecessary subject field and that it’s only there for people who needed easy points for their degree. I firmly believed that people who took Pacific Studies were the Islanders that didn’t want to take a real subject, who didn’t want to […]

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