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October 13, 2006 | by  | in Online Only |
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Thank you.

It’s been a great year.

I’ve just read the last page, and done up a table of contents. I don’t like doing that, so I’m glad that’s over. Soon, I’ll spend a couple of hours making corrections on the Master file, and it’ll get shipped up to Tauranga and then I would have delivered number 26 into the sweaty little hands of the student body.

Thank you to everybody who’s made this magazine what it has been. It’s been an INSANE year. And aside from one noticable critic, thanks to everyone who has given us such awesome feedback. The pleasure was all ours.

Student media remains one of the last bastions of purely free speech, capturing the eye of the public and remains outside of the influence of the mainstream. And I’m glad I didn’t disgrace myself in the face of Salient’s tradition of excellence. And coming to think of it, I’m also glad that I won a student press award for churning out over 10,000 words of feature on VUWSA. It wasn’t always easy. I’ll think of you Nick, as I muse over my six month Listener subscription.

I never ever contemplated the end.

I’ll probably be at the bar. And not the University one you jackass.

Today: the Union building?
Tomorrow: Dole queue?

Peace at you biatches. J-rizzle signing out from Production 2006.

End transmission.

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James Robinson is a university dropout turned journalist who likes to pretend he has an honours degree. Turn ons include soup, scarfs, a hot bath and some FM-smooth Kenny G-esque instrumental jazz. Turn offs include student politicians, the homeless, and people who pronounce it supposebly.

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  1. Rasp says:

    //Student media remains one of the last bastions of purely free speech//

    That’s why Nick’s president’s column ain’t up aye?

  2. Ummm… no. Nick’s column got taken down because it was an employment issue, and resolution was sought before it would be reposted, with a reply from me.

    Which it will be, by the end of the week.

  3. Nick says:

    Why did you bother changing your name from Booger to Rasp?

    *Cue imaginary scene in Salient offices*

    James: Holy shit, there are two people who don’t like us, not just one! The masses really are against us, NIck Kelly was right all along!

    Brannavan: Let’s implement his radical and ill thought out socialist agenda, ignoring the fact that it is an embarrassment to any form of well considered political agenda, left, right or otherwise.

    Nicola: His snappy dress sense more than makes up for his lack of clear vision, and obvious lack of charisma. It is clear he lost the student election because of vast Labour conspiracies, and NOT BECAUSE ANYONE WHO TAKES THE TIME TO LISTEN TO HIM THINKS HE IS A MORON. [Nicola often speaks in capitals]

    Nick: Yes, let us all buy copies of the Hollow Men to demonstrate our contempt for the system wot keeps us down. Viva la Revolution!

    And so on…

  4. Bam!

    Nick Holm, king of the website.

    Once more, haters tremble at his iron vibes.

    Take that communism!!

  5. cheesel says:

    *Slaps face in slow-mo*
    Good god, the dry, cynical, self-reverential wit of the Salient Crew win again!
    When will I learn not to battle the mega personalities that comine to form Salient and crush all?

  6. Anne.Harlow says:

    JAMES SAID: Ummm… no. Nick’s column got taken down because it was an employment issue, and resolution was sought before it would be reposted, with a reply from me.

    Which it will be, by the end of the week.

    Boy, what’s your definition of a week? Its like a week later n00b.

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