Archive for April, 2007

02/04/07

National Debt Day last Wednesday saw students’ associations nationwide grieve mounting levels of student debt reaching $9 billion. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

02/04/07

As I write this it’s 3am and I’m exhausted from seven weeks of producing the first quarter of Salient. It’s been an incredible learning curve and with no prior experience in managing staff and handling responsibility to this level, it’s been tough. The things I have learnt include the following; sleep is over rated, coffee [...]

02/04/07

Open relationships: the concept inevitably raises eyebrows, grins and disapproval. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

02/04/07

Long time readers of Brothers in Anarchy will now be entirely convinced of the benefits of living in freedom, both economic and social. The only question can be: but Phil and Steve, how do we realise this earthly Libertopia? Perhaps surprisingly, the answer is to colonize the oceans by building giant floating platforms. Share on [...]

02/04/07

Half a world away from the Celestial Kingdom, the pressure of the Chinese government is being felt in a small newsroom in Dixon Street. In light of recent events concerning the banning of journalist Nick Wang from the Beehive, Salient editor Steve Nicoll investigates local accounts of the Chinese government’s meddling in our local media. [...]

02/04/07

This week, we decided to be really topical. Just to, you know, be kind of different. So what could we do to be topical? Oh, I don’t know – how about old Rockstar Supernova? Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

02/04/07

‘Two, four, six, eight, we don’t want no nanny state’ around 400 protestors chanted as they marched down Lambton Quay to Parliament’s front lawn last Wednesday. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

02/04/07

Flirt outrageously all summer long, before informing him of your chastity vow. Abstinence is so hot right now. Say “OMFG, I love Iron Maiden too!” – then spend the bulk of your relationship converting him into a nice indie boy Bitter bitch about his lack of spontaneous romanticism, and consider every act of generosity as [...]

02/04/07

It’s our log of wood, it’s our holy grail, and it’s our Ark of the Covenant. We’ve grown up together – we saw through the winter of ’06, the winter re-dux of December ’06, LonelyGirl115, the “Mc’Dreamy – Meredith” sexual tension, and Nick Kelly’s presidency- nothing short of Indiana Jones and a wisecracking Sean Connery [...]