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    Features

    Ingoa Kārangaranga

    26 July 2015: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare used this vernacular to describe the artificial and meaningless convention of names. Further into the passage, Shakespeare presents the idea of renouncing a name. To re

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    Editorial

    Te Ao Mārama

    26 July 2015: He tohu mamae, he tohu maumahara: Tēnei te whakairi i ngā parekawakawa o ngā mate kua whetūrangi ki te pō, ōtira ki ngā kanohi kua tae, kua wehe i tō tātou whare wananga nei. He tohu maumaharatanga ki ngā mate, ki ngā mata o ngā tauira i eke nei ki te paep

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    Eye On Exec: C for City, S for Sadness

    Unfortunately, Salient had missed the last Executive meeting in June, although that time it was deliberate—we’re pretty sure that attending VUWSA meetings during the break is a new circle of Hell that Dante forgot about, probably because it was really boring. We’re gutted, though, to have missed the (apparently very robust) debate over whether VUWSA […]

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  • Issue 16, 2015

    Te Ao Mārama

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    Ingoa Kārangaranga

    “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare used this vernacular to describe the artificial and meaningless convention of names. Further into the passage, Shakespeare presents the idea of renouncing a name. To renounce a name, or adopt a moniker, is not unfamiliar […]

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    He aha te māramatanga i tōku ao?

    I tēnei whenua o tātou e wātea ana tātou katoa, ahakoa ko wai, ahakoa nō hea, ki te whai i tēnei mea te mātauranga. Engari, ko te nuinga o tātou kāore i paku whakaaro mō taua āhuatanga. I ētahi whenua o tēnei ao, kāore e wātea ētahi ki te whai i te mātauranga. Hēoi, e […]

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    He māramatanga i tua i te Mātaurauga

    Mai anō i taku taunga mai ki Te Upoko o te Ika, ki te Whare Wānanga nei, ko taku whāinga ko tēnei mea te mātauranga.  Ko te mātauranga o te ao Pākeha tēra hei oranga ā-tinana mōku me tōku whānau.  Ko tēnei rākau hei whakarākei, hei kīnaki i taku whatumanawa koia ko te reo Māori […]

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  • Issue 15, 2015

    Mind

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    The police are decriminalising weed in New Zealand

    Why have cannabis-related arrests halved while use has remained the same? There’s a simple answer: the Police are decriminalising cannabis in New Zealand

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    Would You Chop Up a Giraffe?

    Psychologists estimate that around one per cent of the world’s population are psychopaths. Statistically, you are bound to have met one at some point in your life. I think I met my first one last year. I was visiting a friend in Otago. It was the first time I had ever stayed at someone’s flat […]

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    Abuse of Dairy Comes As No Surprise

    A familiar situation: you’re in bed and as you wake up, you recall bizarre scenarios dreamt up the night before, way stranger than usual. Instinctively, you ask yourself—did I eat cheese last night?

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  • Issue 14, 2015

    Body

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    Beautiful Bodies

    This feature, you will notice, deviates from the other articles in this issue and of Salient’s oeuvre—it is a photo-essay, of a sort, and should be interpreted as such first and foremost. However, the terrain of bodies, and especially the way they intersect with issues of sexualisation, commodification, shame, self-doubt, make them fraught territory to […]

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    Bend It Like Miyama

    The New Zealand football team is ranked seventeenth in the world and will be competing for major trophies by the end of the decade. It’s a young side known for its good technique, and recently beat Brazil. If this sounds unfamiliar, I should clarify that I’m talking about the women’s team. The Football Ferns recently […]

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    “Good Luck”: My Experience With Restorative Justice

    Trigger Warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault and may be triggering to some people. Restorative justice has cropped up more in the news over the past few years. However, the process involved generally follows the same model: “Family holds restorative justice meeting with [murderer/attacker] of [family member].” When I wanted to talk to […]

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    The police are decriminalising weed in New Zealand

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    : Why have cannabis-related arrests halved while use has remained the same? There’s a simple answer: the Police are decriminalising cannabis in New Zealand