Archive for May, 2008

May 29, 2008

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 […]

May 29, 2008

Word just came out that your favourite student magazine’s website (no… not Critic… Salient you fools!) was judged 18th best designed website!

May 28, 2008

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 […]

May 26, 2008

Help the people in Myanmar and have some fun while your at it!

May 26, 2008

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 […]

May 26, 2008

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 […]

May 26, 2008

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.

May 26, 2008

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.

May 26, 2008

“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.