Going Going Gone

Posted 5:01pm Sunday 30th September 2012

We live in a predominantly sedentary, appearance-obsessed society. The media alternates between promoting food products and bombarding us with idealised images of thin, toned figures. Obesity is the First World’s leading cause of preventable death, but despite this, a small population are bucking Read more...


Posted 4:57pm Sunday 16th September 2012

In Kazuo Ishiguro’s acclaimed dystopian thriller, Never Let Me Go, art is literally a lifeline for the novel’s doomed characters, Tommy and Kathy. “That’s the whole thing about art,” explains Tommy. “It says what’s inside of you; it reveals your soul.” Cuts to CreativitySome would say, Read more...

The Children of Parihaka

Posted 4:26pm Sunday 19th August 2012

The New Zealand Film Festival screening of Tatarakihi: The Children of Parihaka, directed by Paora Te Oti Takarangi Joseph, left me feeling seriously ignorant of Dunedin’s local history. You see, I had no idea that the streets upon which we walk daily – High Street, Stuart Street, the Read more...

Need a Dollar

Posted 4:49pm Sunday 5th August 2012

Tacked to the wall above my deskis a note from my sister Charlotte: “Don’t spend all your $$$! xox”. Her warning is not a joke, or even an exaggeration. My ever-sensible sister has been my ready-cash rescuer and my financial conscience all too often. We all have our Read more...

What is Beauty?

Posted 10:46am Sunday 22nd July 2012

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty, – that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know." - — John Keats, “Ode on a Grecian Urn” You’re likely thinking, quite rightly, “Oh, how typical for Katie to be given a brief on beauty and to employ poetry...” However, before you condemn my Read more...

It is How We're Drinking

Posted 5:14pm Sunday 15th July 2012

Is student drinking really a problem? Aren’t we just young people having a good time, getting a bit loose with our mates, and enjoying ourselves while we still can? Katie Kenny takes a look at the damage that can be caused when we go a bit too far with the booze. According to the Ministry of Read more...

Depression: The Hidden Illness

Posted 8:39pm Sunday 3rd June 2012

Sufferer’s descriptions of the experience of mental illness can be as varied as the individuals themselves. “[I feel] as though I don’t have the right to be depressed”; “like being on the opposite side of a glass wall”; “out of control”; anxious”; “sleepy”; “cold and numb”; “like I’m going Read more...

Dare to be Wise?

Posted 7:40pm Sunday 27th May 2012

CONTROVERSY AT CANTERBURYIn 1993 Canterbury Master of Arts student Joel Hayward completed his thesis, entitled The Fate of Jews in German Hands: An Historical Enquiry into the Development and Significance of Holocaust Revisionism. Although the content is as controversial as its title suggests, his Read more...

The Birth of Student Loans

Posted 12:51am Monday 7th May 2012

Happy birthday to you Born in 1992 Happy birthday Student Lo-OANS. Happy birthday to you. Alright, that’s my attempt at turning this topic into an “engaging” feature. When delegated a brief on the 20th anniversary of New Zealand’s student loan system, I was less than excited. I Read more...

Learning From The Dead

Posted 5:04pm Sunday 22nd April 2012

It isn’t pleasant to dwell upon the consequences of our own mortality. Death is shaded with uncertainty, sadness, and loss. Amongst all that remains at the end of a life – memories, possessions, family, friends – the deceased’s body is the last physical link for loved ones. Despite its lifelessness, Read more...

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