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Tag: 2017-13

July 17, 2017

Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) has formally cancelled its resignation from the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA), choosing to retain full membership. The decision reverses the resignation given by the 2016 AUSA Executive, which required a one year notice period. The issues that led to AUSA’s resignation included “NZUSA’s communication, professionalism, effectiveness in […]

July 17, 2017

We often want to do the best that we can. Whether it is academically, mentally, or physically, we desire to be the best that we can be. This can often result in comparing our progress to others. I am unbelievably guilty of constantly comparing where I am in my life to where my peers are. […]

July 17, 2017

Say what you want about Anthony McCarten. Literally, say what you want, there’s a good chance he can’t hear you; there’s a good chance he’s laughing his way to the bank off the success of his screenplay for Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything. WEED, originally written and performed in 1990, stands in stark […]

July 17, 2017

Some weeks ago I conducted my first interview with a published writer in a café when the sun had gone down. It was utterly glamourous. We spoke for an hour and a half and failed to discuss her book. When I made clumsy attempts to direct the conversation towards it, she wasn’t that interested. She […]

July 17, 2017

Kia ora whanau and welcome back! Or if you are starting at Vic for the first time, welcome to Te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui, and to VUWSA. Hopefully you all had some time to relax over the break, see family, or perhaps earn a bit of cash to help […]

July 17, 2017

Every year UniQ kicks off trimester two with a bang. Since the VUW exam period coincides with international Pride Month, our forebears at UniQ decided that the best way to commemorate the Stonewall Riots and other historical moments for the rainbow community was to do so at the start of the next term instead. Thus, […]

July 17, 2017

I was working the camera at a livestream for 95bFM up in Auckland when I first saw Fazerdaze play. It was in the middle of a 20 Bands in Two Hours event for the NZ music show, a little over halfway in. Amelia Murray played a semi acoustic version of “Shoulders” (having only named it […]

July 17, 2017

Māori and Pasifika Student Interventions Review The Māori and Pasifika Student Interventions Review is currently underway. The Review Panel has already collected lots of information about a wide range of activities regarding academic and learning support, outreach and pathways, pastoral care, recruitment and liaison, and scholarships that are designed to help Māori and Pasifika student […]

July 17, 2017

CW: Drug use and violence   Baby I’m bogan beautiful My mum always gave me grief for the clothes I wore She didn’t understand I had to stand out. (Hi-vis can be a fashion statement) So I’m used to the raised eyebrows, But I pay them no mind unless they’re shaved. I’m too wrapped up […]

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