A Beginnerís Guide to the American Presidential Elections

Posted 5:01pm Sunday 30th September 2012

WARNING: This article is an attempt to decipher the American Presidential elections. Depending on your level of interest in politics, it will either provide you with entertainment or act as a light sedative. Regardless, it will contain violence, drug use, and offensive language.DISCLAIMER I Read more...

Iíll think of a title tomorrow

Posted 4:25pm Sunday 23rd September 2012

ďI never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do Ė the day after tomorrow.Ē - Oscar Wilde For some, writing a feature article in one day might be daunting. But I would rather it were always this way. As a fourth-year with admittedly unhealthy study habits, my brain has become so Read more...

21st Century Scarfies: Too Cool to Care?

Posted 4:03pm Sunday 9th September 2012

ďIf our colleges and universities do not breed men who riot, who rebel, who attack life with all their youthful vim and vigour, then there is something wrong with our colleges. The more riots that come on college campuses, the better the world for tomorrow.Ē - William Allen White, influential Read more...

Chasing the Blue Dragon

Posted 5:17pm Sunday 2nd September 2012

A glimpse into the unique life of the travelling surfer, who scours the globe in pursuit of the ultimate fix. Iím guessing that most of you have either already travelled or canít wait to kiss your degree goodbye and boost off to some faraway corner of the globe. For surfers, the same Read more...

Dunedin's Sons of Abraham

Posted 5:14pm Sunday 12th August 2012

Before getting started, I should clarify that the title of this article does not refer to a couple of blokes you might catch down at the Cook on a Thursday night. Abraham and his sons Isaac and Ishmael provide the historical and spiritual roots of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. University Read more...

A Long Journey Home

Posted 2:15pm Sunday 29th July 2012

Weíve all been in situations where we donít feel safe and need to escape. Maybe it was a sober night at Monkey Bar, a slightly-too-ruckus Castle St party, or being confronted by a stranger in a dark alley. I was chased down Arthur Street by a drugged-out lunatic at 2am just last week. But luckily Read more...

State of The Nation

Posted 5:13pm Sunday 8th July 2012

Before getting started, I must admit that, as a fourth-year Politics student, assessing the National Partyís second term in government for my first feature is like a dream come true. A sad dream (and a confession likely to diminish my chances of getting laid for a while), but a dream Read more...

Kava and Politics

Posted 7:07pm Sunday 1st April 2012

Iím sure for most of you, Fiji inspires romantic images of pure white sand beaches laden with coconut trees. Crystal clear waters leading out to mesmerizing sunsets glistening over the Pacific. Ah, Fiji: The pinnacle of tranquility Ė slightly different to your average Castle Street flat. But Read more...

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Michael Neilson

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