Archive for May, 2009

27/05/09

Salient has just learned that VUWSA Education Welfare Officer Robert Latimer has gathered enough signatures to table a motion rolling President Jasmine Freemantle. The announcement was made during VUWSA’s weekly Exec meeting. A minimum of 10 signatures are needed to table a motion forcing a sitting VUWSA president from office. A quorum of 100 students [...]

25/05/09

A lot of people have asked the simple question: “Why an online issue?” Firstly, Salient has a grand website. Catch has won heaps of design awards for the amazing site that they have put together and was nominated for Best Website at the Qantas Media Awards. It is simply a really wicked website that is [...]

25/05/09

There is a large group of people out there who present a great threat to grammar. These people constantly pollute the English language (and other languages) with ungrammatical sentences, inconsistent capitalisation and apostrophe placement, excessive use of exclamation marks, and little to no punctuation. If left unchecked and un-moderated, it could mean the downfall of [...]

25/05/09

Former Vice-President Dick Cheney has been busy trying to convince the American public of the merits of torture—euphemistically known as Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs)—claiming that torture was a legal and effective way of preventing further terrorist attacks. However, not only has evidence come to light debunking the effectiveness of ‘the Cheney method of interrogation’, but [...]

25/05/09

Humanities Necessary to Weather Coming Storm Let’s face it; these are some interesting times we’ve inherited. World markets crumbling, wars across the globe, food shortages, America on the brink of collapse, traditional values uprooted, corporate-owned armies, overpopulation, a dying planet—all these problems will be ours to shoulder in only a few short years. How will [...]

25/05/09

Asian-English is an art. And, once perfected, can lighten up a completely other side of life. It really is quite ingenious. Ah, but what is Asian-English, I hear you ask? It’s the combination of English, with just the hint of Asian, and an accent (the stronger the better). If you have those three, you are [...]

25/05/09

If you haven’t heard of Wolfram Alpha before, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s the name of a superhero, or perhaps the codename for some shadowy government task-force. This is because Wolfram Alpha (aka WolframAlpha or Wolfram|Alpha, after its creator Stephen Wolfram) is pretty preposterously named for what it actually is—although what it actually [...]

25/05/09

I am a true and deep fan of fashion magazines. No online substitute can beat the high gloss pages and perfectly primed women which lie enshrined in a printed publication. But unfortunately, spending 10+ dollars per issue (keeping in mind that I don’t stop at just buying one magazine, I often get several kinds) is [...]

25/05/09

The distinguished Mr Sando actually says something to you this week. He speaks. Oh, how he speaks. It is about government. It is about Anne Tolley. It is Sando speaking. This is like Salient‘s podcast but Sando, talking smack. Just talking smack everywhere. Enjoy. Know your Government by Nic Sando Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post [...]