Massive Magazine is the student magazine of Massey University. Here at Massive it is our job to represent the voice of Massey students from the Wellington, Manawatū and Albany campuses. Massive Magazine was established in 2012 and is written, illustrated and designed by students.
Editorially independent from Massey University, Massive informs you, entertains you and connects you with other students through articles and stories about a wide variety of issues that affect the student population.
The 48-page long magazine can be picked up from numerous stands around campus for FREE, with a new issue being released every fortnight during term time.
Nikki Papatsoumas is the Managing Editor of Massive Magazine. When she’s not busy editing the magazine, you’ll find her cuddling Pocket the Massey at Wellington Students' Association cat. She’s always keen to hear great news tips and story ideas, so swing by the Wellington office or flick her an email if you have an idea worth sharing!
Aria Tongs is the designer of Massive Magazine. She is currently in her final year at Massey studying towards a Visual Communication Design Degree on the Wellington campus. Aria enjoys being part of the team that brings the Massey students’ voices forward and says Massive is a great platform for student opinions and contributions.
When not on campus, you'll find Aria training for a race with her running club, digging into some top notch kai courtesy of Uber Eats, or visiting her favourite place in the world, Palmerston North.
Luca is the Assistant Designer and Illustrator for Massive Magazine. He has completed two years of a Visual Communications Design Degree at Massey's Wellington campus, but, after feeling stuck, he decided to finish the degree and receive a diploma in VCD instead. Now, Luca is a first year again, but this time in a Creative Media Production Degree, where he is learning new skills in animation, 3D modelling, video game design and more.
Jamie-Lee Bracken is the Wellington reporter for Massive Magazine. She is in her third year, completing a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in journalism. Jamie-Lee loves writing about what goes on the Wellington campus and shedding light on bigger issues that effect students. Outside of the magazine, she loves the Planet of the Apes and the Netflix series Vikings, a good cup of tea, a nice walk and being with her family and friends.
Bethany Reitsma is the Manawatū reporter for Massive Magazine. Bethany is in her final year of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and journalism. When she's not writing news she is usually reading it, otherwise you can find her drinking coffee, napping or op-shopping. If you're itching to be interviewed or have an idea for an issue you can email Bethany or pop up to her office in the Massey University Students' Association building next to Radio Control.
Mackenzie Dyer is Massive Magazine's Albany reporter. She is in her final year of a Bachelor of Communications in Media and Journalism, hoping to make writing about New Zealand a full-time job. When she's not writing you'll find her going to as many concerts as she can afford, travelling home to the Waikato, or perfecting her Spotify playlist.