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OUR NEW VP WAS A VIP OF THE MP’S… NOW ON TO THE AGM

June 10, 2015 – Kate Lunn has been appointed Vice-President of the Waikato Students’ Union following the sudden resignation of Roy Mazorodze this week. Having received a Ministry of Youth Development services award earlier in the month for Leadership Miss Lunn was voted into the role by the board following brief presentations from both her […]

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Advocacy: Temporary Housing Options

  Your lease has come to an end, the landlord has kicked you out, or you’ve just found out that your weird flatmate pees in a bottle so he doesn’t have to leave his World of Warcraft game. Whatever the reason, moving out can put a lot of stress on you, and often it’s not […]

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Club Spotlight: The Hillary Scholars Club

The Hillary Scholars ClubWhat is the purpose of your club? The Hillary Scholars Club (HS Club) is a non profit organisation consisting of current Sir Edmund Hillary Scholars. The club work alongside the Himalayan Trust – Sir Ed’s Trust fund that aids and develops education systems and health care in the Nepalese community. The Hillary […]

Vice President Joe Biden enjoys an ice cream cone after a campaign rally for Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.  Biden was in Portland campaigning for Merkley who is being challenged by Republican Monica Wehby.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Representation: We All Have Our Vices

A vice is a behaviour, habit, or practice that is generally considered to be bad or a moral weakness. I know this sounds quite limited but vices can pretty much be anything – partly because no matter what you do there is bound to be someone who disapproves. Things like sugar may be considered by […]

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Clubs Grants Awarded

This year the WSU will conduct three funding rounds for our Clubs and Societies Network. The first of which has just concluded. Clubs were encouraged to apply for funding for a wide range of purposes including the purchasing of new materials, support for activities and events and developing specific resources. A massive number of applications were […]

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President’s Column: WE WANT YOU

  Do you have a passion for student culture, a drive to help others, and a lack of shame that would astound the general public? If so, boy, do we have the job for you. The Waikato Students’ Union is on the lookout for two new directors to fill vacancies on our board. As a […]

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Club Spotlight: Feminists @ Waikato

Feminists @ Waikato   Who are you and what do you want? Feminists @ Waikato is a group that came together late 2014 to fill an on campus void for feminist social action. The only guideline to entry is that you must believe in gender equality. That’s it! We’re a friendly bunch of students from […]

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President’s Column: Food on Campus

Food on CampusShannon Stewart Let’s be real… students don’t have a lot of money and food on campus can be pretty pricey. I mean you can’t go wrong with a $6 salad from Espresso plus but sometimes $6 is just too much. So we have some solutions for you! Underneath the Student Centre/Library there is […]

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President’s Column: The Things we do

The Things We DoShannon Stewart We are all guilty of playing to stereotypes from time to time. The drunk student who smokes weed, the mature student who asks inane questions and the lecturer who goes on irrelevant tangents. Stereotypes allow us to make value judgements and from time to time they can be useful. Occasionally […]

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Clubs Newsletter

Clubs Newsletter  Affiliation & Grants A Semester is well and truly on its way. Club meetings and events are being held all over campus and it’s great to see such a wide range of clubs on offer for all students. At this stage it is important that all clubs are planning ahead for the year […]

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President’s Column: Help me Help you

Help Me Help YouShannon Stewart On the 12th of February 2015 the Education Amendment Bill (no. 2) was given the Royal Assent and subsequently passed into law. This Act, amongst other things, made far-reaching changes to University governance removing mandatory student representation and reducing council sizes from 16-24 members to 8-12. I’m not going to be […]

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WSU Advocacy: It’s My House

So you’ve finally moved out of Mum’s house – congratulations! An inescapable part of growing up is learning to stand on your own two feet, do your own washing, cook for yourself, and find yourself a place to live. While here at WSU Advocacy we’re not up for washing your socks or serving you Mi […]

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CLUBS: WULSA

In three words, what is your club about? Connections, Opportunities, Fun. What are your main goals for this year? Ultimately we aim to make this year the best possible for all Law students. WULSA is here to connect law students with each other, professionals and academics, ensuring that that you’re given all the support and […]

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Experience: Shit we Heard in the Van

“The cops said I shouldn’t go to town” “Did you go to town?” “I thought I did but apparently I just came home and somebody put me to bed” “Bro I’m gunna get laid tonight and I don’t care who with.” He showed a girl his ID card and said “My names Peter Jackson. Want […]

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President’s Column: The Hangover Edition

The Hangover EditionShannon Stewart You are suddenly confronted with the week AFTER O-Week — commonly referred to as Oh-What-the-Fuck-Have-I-Done Week. It’s Monday the 9th of March. The sun is in the sky and a gentle breeze is blowing. You look at your watch and realize that you have somehow managed to drag yourself out of […]