Archive for May, 2008

Debsoc hosts a great public debate: Wellington Electorate Candidates have a bun fight

Debsoc hosts a great public debate: Wellington Electorate Candidates have a bun fight

by / 29/05/08 / [ 9 Comments ]

Apologies to everyone who I told that I would blog about this event straight away. I didn’t. Im a lazy bum, but I also had more pressing matters to attend to. I digress, on Monday the illustrious Victoria University Debating Society hosted a public debate on school vouchers. The Motion was “that New Zealand should [...]

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It’s official, Salient is fucking awesome!

It’s official, Salient is fucking awesome!

by / 29/05/08 / [ 7 Comments ]

Word just came out that your favourite student magazine’s website (no… not Critic… Salient you fools!) was judged 18th best designed website! Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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FOOD!

by / 28/05/08 / 1 Comment

On Friday 30th of May the Irish Society of Wellington will be hosting the third discussion group in a series about topical problems that we’re facing. This weeks discussion will be about food, is it necessary, and what function it plays in socieity. Alison White from the Safe Food Campaign of Wellington will be guest [...]

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TWISTER BATTLE!

by / 26/05/08 / [ 7 Comments ]

Help the people in Myanmar and have some fun while your at it! Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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NEW ZEALAND MUSIC MONTH – “GREAT CONCEPT, BAD EXECUTION

NEW ZEALAND MUSIC MONTH – “GREAT CONCEPT, BAD EXECUTION

by / 26/05/08 / [ 5 Comments ]

Sophie Barclay, Salient Music Co-Editor I’m of two minds about New Zealand music month. I think it’s fantastic that we have an initiative to support New Zealand bands and musicians, because god knows it’s really hard to make a living out of music; the funding is not amazing, and there is so much local talent [...]

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Cosgrove: Hated by graduates, loves thy penis. Continued

Cosgrove: Hated by graduates, loves thy penis. Continued

by / 26/05/08 / [ 27 Comments ]

As most’ve you have probably seen in the pages of Salient this week, Cosgrove offered an apology of sorts. The first post about this issue has overflowed with comments in support and against Joel, so we’ve put up another post. Please check out the story in this weeks Salient about the controversy, as well as [...]

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Cosgrove’s penis embarrasses students, university – A big reaction to a small act

by / 26/05/08 / [ 37 Comments ]

Despite his assertions that he had been promoting a serious issue, Victoria University Students’ Association (VUWSA) President Joel Cosgrove has become the target of widespread criticism from University staff and students following his decision to don an “I (heart) my penis” T-shirt to a recent graduation ceremony. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Graduates smart enough to finish degrees, not smart enough to pick them up

Graduates smart enough to finish degrees, not smart enough to pick them up

by / 26/05/08 / [ 4 Comments ]

VUWSA President Joel Cosgrove’s choice of attire was not the only issue that arose during the recent graduation ceremonies, with a number of students complaining of difficulties during the process. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Eye on Exec

Eye on Exec

by / 26/05/08 / [ 5 Comments ]

“I (heart) my penis.” A day that will live on in infamy, judging by the national media attention that President Joel Cosgrove’s latest stunt received. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Budget 2008: Students get less shat on by the Government

Budget 2008: Students get less shat on by the Government

by / 26/05/08 / No Comments

The Government announced a tertiary student support package worth $130.8 million in operational funding and $24.4 million in capital funding over four years in its 2008 Budget released last Thursday. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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