The Queen Can Not Be Saved

As students return for re-orientation, BYOs may no longer be the same. A new accord, or agreement of standards, developed by the Dunedin Police and the Southern District Health Board was announced last Monday. The accord aims to reduce intoxication in Dunedin BYO restaurants and make BYOs “places for dining, rather than for alcohol consumption”. After requests from BYO premises, a full accord was written to clearly establish...

Love Wins: Rainbows Everywhere

On 26 June, history was made when the United States Supreme Court legalised the marriage of same-sex couples in all 50 states. Gay and lesbian couples were already able to marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia, but the 5–4 ruling means the...

Nine Killed in Racist Church Shooting

Nine people were shot dead during a Bible study group in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday 17 June. Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white male, shot and killed the nine African-Americans at the...

Obama gets a Fast Track on the TPPA

The United States senate has passed President Barack Obama’s fast track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).  The fast track authority was passed last week with...

NZ Warriors in the Top Eight

Could this also be the year for our own New Zealand Warriors? It is the Warriors’ 20th year in the NRL, and they have had a typically up-and-down season so far. Some big wins over the Titans and Raiders in the last few rounds came at a good time, lifting...

Editorial

“Calculus is no use because a calculator can do everything. It’ll be handy if you want to be a maths teacher though.” This is what my high school teacher told me when I asked her why we learn calculus. Aside from the fact she single-handedly...

Unzipping the Myths

Bring up the topic of masturbation around a group of (maybe slightly under the influence) boys and three of them will tell you, with nary a blushed cheek, about when their mothers walked in. Two will tell you about their first times. Another will mention the...

Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup

Broccoli soup came up on my Instagram feed the other day, and the vibrant bowl of green caught my eye. I just had to have some. Conveniently, the Universe agreed and made all the greens required super cheap at my local vege shop. Junk Free June continues,...

Jurassic World

Rating: 3/5 Like many of us, I was looking forward to a triumphant revival of the franchise that pretty much defined my childhood, but, deep down, I knew I was probably setting myself up for disappointment. My eventual reaction fell somewhere between...

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