Features

Generation Zero

As you all likely know the election is soon - 66 days to be exact, but we have a problem: people are not engaged in democracy. New Zealand’s voter turnout has been trending downward (last election had the lowest voter turnout since 1887). That is pretty disgusting, imagine how hard it would have...

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You Get One Page: Who The F#%K Do I Vote For?

I’m a proud swing voter. I’m totally against political allegiance just for the sake of it. I want to see what party has the best policies before I cast my ballot. I mean, times change. Economies change. Needs of the populace change. Politicians change. Ipso facto, my...

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Meet The Locals: Tattoo Girl

ACTUAL NAME: Michelle AGE: 26 STUDYING: Social Work Michelle was the winner of the UCSA’s “Win A Tattoo” competition. Her design had to beat out tens of entries to claim the prize. Before the ink dried, and the E. Coli infection set in, Canta was there with a notepad...

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Meet The Locals: Beardo

ACTUAL NAME: Sam Wakelin AGE: 32 STUDYING: Classics Sam Wakelin, often seen around campus sporting the ol’ toga and laurel wreath combination, found some time between being Classoc’s mascot and immersing himself in ancient Greek literature to chat to Canta about...

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Editorial

Columns

Welcome To Semester Two

By Sarah Platt

Tuesday 15th July
Welcome To Semester Two

Welcome to Semester Two, a semester full of self-commitments along the lines of ‘I’m actually going to attend my lectures this semester’ and ‘unlike semester one I’m not going to leave my study until the day before the exam’. A jam packed 12 weeks, kicking off with Winterlude and the Football World Cup Final (at time of writing we’re 49mins in, 0-0, stress levels are at an all-time high), followed by the UCSA HAGM, UCSA Elections, National Elections, a few forums with the VC and of course the much anticipated end of lectures celebration, Tea Party. Hopefully grades being released last Friday didn’t put a dampener on the end of your holidays and while I can imagine you had no burning desire to return to campus and lectures I’m as happy as Larry now that you’re all back. Who is Larry and why is he happy? Unsure. Anyway, I missed...

Hopefully grades being released last Friday didn’t put a dampener on the end of your
holidays and while I can imagine you had no burning desire to return to campus and lectures I’m as happy as Larry now that you’re all back.

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Columns

Exams Are Coming

By Sarah Platt

Wednesday 4th June
Exams Are Coming

You’ve almost made it through the first semester! Life is good. Well, good in the sense that it’s almost holidays, not so good in the sense that you have to survive exams first.
Be sure to make the most of your last week of lectures. Take full advantage of any opportunities that present themselves to squeeze those last minute hints from your lecturers about what will be in your exam! While I don’t condone bribery, wine and blocks of chocolate are currently on sale at Pak N’ Save...do with that information what you will...
Now, without trying to put a dampener on your day, exams are just around the corner so remember if you’re having a tough time with your studies, the UCSA and UC have lots and lots of support networks that you can access. If you are curious about what these are or you’d like more details, pop into the UCSA office (located in the...

Be sure to make the most of your last week of lectures. Take full advantage of any opportunities that present themselves to squeeze those last minute hints from your lecturers about what will be in your exam!

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Letters to the Editor


Not Mad, Just Disappointed

23 July 2014

Dear Canta,
I don’t want to read stories about people
drinking their own urine. And I definitely don’t
want to see a picture of someone doing it.
I thought this magazine was supposed to be
about students?
SORT IT OUT

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Worrdd Crimes

23 July 2014

Dear Canta,
I rather enjoyed reading
last week’s “Meet the
Locals” section of
Canta, particularly
the interview with the
ever majestic Beardo.
However, I died a little
inside when I read:
“. . .But recently my
barber gave me a
little vile of beard oil. . .”
VIAL. VIIIIIIIIAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL!!!
I’m going to vilelently play my vilelin now . . .
Forever grimacing,
...

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Do You Even Lift (A Finger), Bro?

23 July 2014

Dear Canta,
I am writing to you to skite about my new prodigious
finger strength. This has not come through hard work and
determination on my part, it has been forced upon me by the
monstrosities known as the computer keyboards which reside in
the James Hight Library.
It isn’t bad enough that we can no longer use the Kirkwood
computer rooms, which seem to now be full of classes trying
...

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