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Scientology

In response to our article about Scientology. Mike Ferris wanted us to publish his response in both our online and Print Editions. We have agreed to do this but would like to stress that this is not the view of Nexus or its writers. Religious minorities are an easy target for the media, especially in a scientific… Read more »

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Trees, Jadeine and Charlotte Win in the WSU By-Election

Trees were the real winner of the WSU’s first ever online by-election. Jadeine McLeod and Charlotte Sanson were also winners, but let’s start with the trees. Over 1,000 votes were registered online, if we put that into perspective the last “proper election” got 1,700 votes and that had a shitload more controversy and craziness. That’s… Read more »

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She’s Abroad: God Bless America

No, not everyone owns a gun and carries a copy of the constitution.  I like to think that I am a fairly travelled person. I have lived in as well as visited other countries all my life. However it wasn’t until arriving in New Zealand that I noticed how much disdain there is toward America,… Read more »

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Confessions of James Brodie: Titanium Fallouts

Then there’s other bands that I want to figuratively send my foot into the rear ends of. Ahh… NZ Music Month, a time of year that I, as a musician, support. There are some really good bands out there in New Zealand making our unique music scene what it is. There are bands that are… Read more »

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Comedian Ed Byrne thinks Prince is better than Hendrix

Prince — I’m going to say it — is now better at playing the guitar than Jimi Hendrix was. Ed: Hello?   Nexus: Kia ora is this Ed? It is yeah, how are you going?   How are ya, I’m good. This is Jules and Jess from Nexus Magazine. How are ya?   I’m good,… Read more »

EDITORIAL

Editorial 9: Heyyy

Jess Wilson |  Heyyy  My first social media account was Bebo. My name changed more often than my sexuality — ranging from BITCHSTOLEMYNAME to PUNKEMOROCKGIRL, I was at the top of my game. Capitals meant passion, they also meant immaturity. Bebo was where battles were formed. Put you friend second on your friends list when… Read more »

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Feature: The Evolution of Social Media

Emma Nygard |  Before it just played ads, Youtube was a site for watching entertaining video clips!       Emma Nygard explores the evolution of social media. From the killing cows on Runescape, to seeing peen on Chatroulette — she’s been through it all. 2006   It was a great year. The year I started… Read more »

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Feature: METADATA

Chris Kader |  The tracking technology found on many web pages collects enough to put your browser’s identity and where you’ve been together, painting a picture of your habits.   Your face has been harvested and is being stored in a darkened warehouse. It is only a matter of time before wake up to read that… Read more »

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Feature: Dark Dark Goose

Jules Craft |  “I like to imagine the Silk Road as a gigantic tinnie house somewhere out in cyberspace that is shipping all over the planet, however, it’s more like the local night markets…” “Government control of information is insidious and sneaky” – Sir Tim Berners Lee (co-inventor of the World Wide Web) The internet… Read more »

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A Fashionable Lifestyle: What Your Shoes Say About You

What Your Shoes Say About You$5 for a black coffee is not okay! The title of this article screams “Buzzfeed!” whereas the author screams “notable literary legend endorsed by The New Yorker and Times magazine”. It’s an interesting contradiction, one that strikes more of an artistic contrast than a troublingly incompatible title-author combo. Am I… Read more »

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  • Scientology

    In response to our article about Scientology. Mike Ferris wanted us to publish his response in both our online and Print Editions. We have agreed to do this but would like to stress that this is not the view of Nexus or its writers. Religious minorities are an easy target for the media, especially in a scientific… Read more »

  • BY_ELECTION_WINNERS

    Trees, Jadeine and Charlotte Win in the WSU By-Election

    Trees were the real winner of the WSU’s first ever online by-election. Jadeine McLeod and Charlotte Sanson were also winners, but let’s start with the trees. Over 1,000 votes were registered online, if we put that into perspective the last “proper election” got 1,700 votes and that had a shitload more controversy and craziness. That’s… Read more »

  • god-bless-america-unconstitutional

    She’s Abroad: God Bless America

    No, not everyone owns a gun and carries a copy of the constitution.  I like to think that I am a fairly travelled person. I have lived in as well as visited other countries all my life. However it wasn’t until arriving in New Zealand that I noticed how much disdain there is toward America,… Read more »

  • titanium-fromwebsite-1200

    Confessions of James Brodie: Titanium Fallouts

    Then there’s other bands that I want to figuratively send my foot into the rear ends of. Ahh… NZ Music Month, a time of year that I, as a musician, support. There are some really good bands out there in New Zealand making our unique music scene what it is. There are bands that are… Read more »

  • edbyrne1612a

    Comedian Ed Byrne thinks Prince is better than Hendrix

    Prince — I’m going to say it — is now better at playing the guitar than Jimi Hendrix was. Ed: Hello?   Nexus: Kia ora is this Ed? It is yeah, how are you going?   How are ya, I’m good. This is Jules and Jess from Nexus Magazine. How are ya?   I’m good,… Read more »

  • EDITORIAL

    Editorial 9: Heyyy

    Jess Wilson |  Heyyy  My first social media account was Bebo. My name changed more often than my sexuality — ranging from BITCHSTOLEMYNAME to PUNKEMOROCKGIRL, I was at the top of my game. Capitals meant passion, they also meant immaturity. Bebo was where battles were formed. Put you friend second on your friends list when… Read more »

  • issue 9-Final2 (1)

    Feature: The Evolution of Social Media

    Emma Nygard |  Before it just played ads, Youtube was a site for watching entertaining video clips!       Emma Nygard explores the evolution of social media. From the killing cows on Runescape, to seeing peen on Chatroulette — she’s been through it all. 2006   It was a great year. The year I started… Read more »

  • final_white

    Feature: METADATA

    Chris Kader |  The tracking technology found on many web pages collects enough to put your browser’s identity and where you’ve been together, painting a picture of your habits.   Your face has been harvested and is being stored in a darkened warehouse. It is only a matter of time before wake up to read that… Read more »

  • header

    Feature: Dark Dark Goose

    Jules Craft |  “I like to imagine the Silk Road as a gigantic tinnie house somewhere out in cyberspace that is shipping all over the planet, however, it’s more like the local night markets…” “Government control of information is insidious and sneaky” – Sir Tim Berners Lee (co-inventor of the World Wide Web) The internet… Read more »

  • fashion (4)

    A Fashionable Lifestyle: What Your Shoes Say About You

    What Your Shoes Say About You$5 for a black coffee is not okay! The title of this article screams “Buzzfeed!” whereas the author screams “notable literary legend endorsed by The New Yorker and Times magazine”. It’s an interesting contradiction, one that strikes more of an artistic contrast than a troublingly incompatible title-author combo. Am I… Read more »

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    ALC 101: Lesson 9, Cooking With Wine

    Drunk Professor |  But don’t all those super #relevant ads teach us not to drink & fry? Yeah, they do. But fuck them — you’re an adult.   Lesson 9: Cooking with Wine Wine has been a part of the myths and narratives of European culture since the Grecian celebrations of Dionysus, God of the… Read more »

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    She’s Abroad: USA Has a Big Ugly Foot

    My calculated footprint if I was living in the states right now is 6.2 planet Earths, whereas my footprint here is a calculated 1.6 planet Earths. When I was a junior (3rd year) in high school, I took my first environmental science class. Here, I quickly realised that, contrary to my own beliefs, I had… Read more »

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    Arts: Who Are You?

    A nation as young as ours, especially in the era of corporate branding, will, not unsurprisingly, be obsessed with the notion of national identity. Hence the current concerns about the flag. Who are we is a question bedevilling commentators up and down the country.  80 years ago, when New Zealand was but 100 years old,… Read more »

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    Auteur House Presents… Orson Welles (Part 2)

    Orson Welles would have turned 100 years old last Wednesday. Three decades of critical reflection since his death have led to a more nuanced understanding of a career which perhaps could only have disappointed after such a spectacular debut. Welles might have failed to produce a string of Citizen Kanes or to be thought a… Read more »

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    Striking a Trade Deal with Saudi Arabia

    The Issue:Prime Minister, John Key, recently went to Saudi Arabia to discuss trading opportunities. With a history of human rights injustices, our potential trading with Saudi Arabia has come under intense scrutiny. LeftNew Zealand’s economy is export-driven. No one can deny our need, under the current conditions, to remain competitive in emerging markets for the… Read more »