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Tag: features

March 11, 2013

If you’ve ever been In the unenvIable posItIon of pIckIng your way through the fIeld of shamblIng bodIes that stretches all the way along Courtenay Place early on a sunday mornIng, you’ll understand that drInkIng Is an inescapable part of the fabrIc of youth culture In new Zealand. Our relationship with alcohol has, in our […]

March 11, 2013

In a culture with drinking at its centre, alcohol sometimes seems a more essential liquid than petrol.

March 11, 2013

  When Internet addiction stops you logging out Every morning when John wakes up the first thing he does is check his messages. Email. Facebook. Twitter. If he’s got time, he’ll read a New Zealand Herald article or two to see if anything interesting has happened overnight, before heading to uni. John packs a smartphone—3G […]

March 11, 2013

I am a self-confessed Ridges fan, and wholeheartedly believe that somewhere deep down, there’s a Ridges fan in all of us.

March 11, 2013

Video Games and why you should care After hours of painstakingly working on the grounds of your farmland, choosing the right fertiliser, cultivating the right plants and sowing the seeds of progress, you triumphantly hold your first turnip. it’s not a big plant, but it’s progress. you fist pump, exuberant that after all this time […]

March 5, 2013

It’s the first day: So you’ve got your swipe card and your room key. You are nonchalantly holding the lanyard they are attached to, not wanting to show too much enthusiasm by actually wearing it. Your mother tries to tell you which drawer to use for your undies. You say something snarky because you’re an […]

March 5, 2013

What you REALLY shouldn’t do (But probably will) Odds are that you have grabbed this magazine in the hope that maybe it can tell you what you should do to get your head around working in this scary new place called university. Unfortunately, I can’t do that. Everyone’s experiences in their first year are different […]

March 4, 2013

As a 14-year-old attending a Catholic school in a small town my sexual education consisted largely of word-of-mouth fables passed down from sibling to sibling and the systematic drawing of genitalia on any surface that a sharpie could mark. Fortunately for me I had the internet, and this wonderful thing called pornography. Now before I […]

March 4, 2013

Attraction As pessimistically defined by scientists and disillusioned romantics alike, we are biologically hard-wired to seek out a mate (or several) who possess the qualities required for reproduction and child-bearing, what we find “attractive”. Physically speaking this refers to any physical feature that will potentially give your potential offspring an evolutionary edge: traditionally “masculine” traits […]

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