Archive for March, 2008

A Step Backwards

A Step Backwards

by / March 31, 2008 / [ 8 Comments ]

Alas, 1st April shall go down as a step backwards in New Zealand drug reform. Party Pills from tomorrow become illegal. Jim Anderton’s ‘well’ intentioned Act will likely put more young people at risk, endangering our youth. I hope one day we will approach drug laws with common sense and sound policy. Share on Facebook+1 [...]

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McCain’s Bane

McCain’s Bane

by / March 31, 2008 / [ 6 Comments ]

John McCain is almost certainly the republican candidate for the US presidential election at the end of this year. That much is agreed upon. However, during his bid for the republican nomination there was serious concern over his loyalty to factions of the Republican party. John McCain is seen by many as a maverick within his own party. [...]

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Why you should not vote for Labour or National this election

by / March 26, 2008 / [ 16 Comments ]

Both Labour and National are lame ducks. They’re pretty much the same party. They’re both promising the same things; both have old blood that is greedy to stay in power/get back into power. They’re both complacent that they are the natural parties of NZ politics. We, the voters of NZ, have ignorantly let them continue [...]

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Salient Announcement

Salient Announcement

by / March 26, 2008 / [ 12 Comments ]

Due to an error with our production company we have not received this weeks shipment of the weekly goodness, that is Salient. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Internet hosted Machinema finally comes of age…

Internet hosted Machinema finally comes of age…

by / March 25, 2008 / No Comments

Machinema, the use of computer software (usually developer programs for computer games) has been prevalent for quite some time now. The old machinema were corny loves stories and heart felt, but ultimately tame love story’s and Hero worship – usually on the Half Life engine. But finally Machinema has come of age — check out [...]

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Hurricanes vs Crusaders

by / March 24, 2008 / No Comments

The year was 2006. Legendary Tekken fighter Paul Phoenix began to lose pupils from his judo dojo, as they grew tired of his constant claims to be “the toughest fighter in the universe,” despite not once having won the Iron Fist tournament. He departed the Playstation world of Tekken and moved to rural Canterbury, changing [...]

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The VBC

by / March 24, 2008 / No Comments

Salient Music Co-Editor Sophie Barclay caught up with programme manager Matthew Davis and business/production manager Douglas Tereu, aka Puck, to talk about their noisy one year old, the VBC 88.3 FM – Vic’s on-campus radio station. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Victorian Theses

Victorian Theses

by / March 24, 2008 / No Comments

Ingrid Knapp is a student from the School of Biological Science, whose PhD thesis is on the effects of invasive species of sponges on Summer Atoll, about 1000 miles south of Hawaii. She holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of Wales, where her Honours thesis on “Seabird Predation on Small Molluscs” was first in [...]

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Iron and Wine… and the suffocation of San Francisco Bathhouse

Iron and Wine… and the suffocation of San Francisco Bathhouse

by / March 24, 2008 / [ 2 Comments ]

Fuck John Lennon, Sam Beam is bigger than the bible. In fact he even looks more like Jesus than the man himself. If you weren’t there you missed quite possibly the best gig that the San Fran has seen. If you were, kudos to you. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Violence in sport

Violence in sport

by / March 24, 2008 / No Comments

“Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting.” Orson Wells Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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