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July 24, 2017

Yasssssss queen. We’ve all heard it, and many of us have probably let out the occasional “yasss” as well. It’s pretty synonymous with gay culture, yelled out by white twinks everywhere (or otters, hey). Well, at least I thought it was synonymous with white gay culture, screamed in shaky YouTube videos at our favourite pop […]

February 26, 2017

Kia ora koutou and welcome to a new year here at Victoria, and Wellington! I’m Nathaniel and my job is to help you feel connected to the student community. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be clutching onto a V or coffee for dear life as I attend every event we’re running (say hi!). I’ve […]

August 14, 2016

Like many people who may be reading this I went to an all-boys school in regional New Zealand and, as you may imagine, the stereotypes were correct: sport is love, sport is life. From the school administration down to the student culture sport dominated—aka., hell. We weren’t allowed to attend class when the first XV […]

July 17, 2016

I might not know all of you, but I know many of you—I too, in fact, am one of you. And I write to you as the “wtf?!?” feeling that goes through my mind when I talk to many of you. You see, we sit in a place of privilege within the queer community (a […]

May 22, 2016

  I was thinking, I could use this column to recommend a playlist for upcoming exams, but tbh, why do what a computer’s already done? That’s what Spotify’s Discover Weekly algorithm-magic was made for. There are many online articles exposing how the magic works, but in many ways it’s similar to how Facebook suggests new […]

February 28, 2016

  Welcome to the first week of lectures! I’ve been to a lecture or two over the past three years I’ve been at Vic, so here are a few things I’ve learnt over my time: Victoria is big. Like, really big, with lots of buildings. Even now, when I get asked where a building or […]

March 23, 2015

Congratulations, you’ve successfully made it to Week 4! No more staying up all night to get the best tutorial times. No more awkward icebreakers in every. Single. Tutorial. No more having to try and figure out where that one class is with some bizarre acronym for a location—well, for half a year at least. This […]

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