Archive for March, 2009

23/03/09

“More important in my view is actually to primarily ignore VSM in itself” —The late, great Joel Cosgrove, former president of VUWSA. The problem, however, is you can’t ignore Voluntary Student Membership of Students’ Associations (VSM). It is an issue that has been boiling under the surface of New Zealand tertiary institutions for well over [...]

23/03/09

Students fund Salient. This is your magazine, your outlet for opinion, and your way of staying informed about campus developments. Here’s a quickie guide to the current relationship between Salient and the VUWSA Executive, and how it will be affected by the VUWSA Change Proposal. New Salient Editors are appointed by a sub-committee made up [...]

23/03/09

In keeping with the punchy style with which President Jasmine Freemantle ran this week’s festivities, this week’s Eye on Exec is delivered in punchy bullet point form. Kia ora, VUWSA, Kia ora. Observation #1: Jasmine Freemantle is a paradigm of blazing efficiency. She slammed through the initial formalities before I could lift my pen. Observation [...]

23/03/09

Students forced to choose work over education With the current job climate looking similar to a prune in the sun, there is little question as to why the New Zealand Union of Students’ Association (NZUSA) is calling on the Government for a universal student allowance. Co-President Sophia Blair represented student leaders throughout the country last [...]

23/03/09

That History Will Not Remeber U.S. Hegemony Kindly” Almost two thousand years ago, a Roman rhetorician named Lucius Seneca wryly observed that ‘men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own’. Inherent in his memorably catchy word-bite are two obvious deductions; one, that a nation is something that an [...]

23/03/09

Kia ora koutou again. I’m Freya Eng, Vice President (Education) of VUWSA. As second in command, secretary to the association (that means I have to write all the damn minutes) and head of the Education Team, I get around, so to speak. I have many men and women underneath me etc. etc. Glad the innuendos [...]

23/03/09

I’ve called this slice ‘Apricot Triumph’ for a number of reasons. First, the dried apricots do taste particularly flavoursome and juicy, despite being baked. Second, this recipe creates a crumbly-but-dense slice which doesn’t quite cross the cake line, therefore making one feel wholesome for making it. If you wanted to spruce this up a bit, [...]

23/03/09

When one thinks of Salient, surely the image of a mighty Haast’s Eagle swooping in on its prey, in unison with a velociraptor and a kitteh, springs to mind. Such a leathally explosive trifecta of powers is indeed contained within the hearts and souls of Salient writers and in the solemn pages of this magazine. [...]

23/03/09

The Terracotta Warriors of Qin exhibition was originally set to have been shipped off by now; instead, it has been extended to mid-April. Well publicised, held on the first floor of St James Theatre and charging a $10 entrance fee, this exhibition has obviously been promoted as not only a display of art, but an [...]