Archive for August, 2009

30/08/09

Madness, murder and narrating statues. Bedlam is the latest play from the PlayGroud Collective, the people who taught you how to actually care, intricately. Written by Eli Kent, who is kinda a big deal these days, and directed, as a part of his MTA in Directing, by very good egg Robin Kerr, it is a [...]

20/08/09

Sir Roger Douglas’ Voluntary Student Membership (VSM) of students’ associations bill has been selected as a members bill this morning. The bill entitled Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill has the stated aim of “uphold[ing] students’ right to freedom of association, by ensuring that no student is compelled to join a students’ association.” Under the [...]

19/08/09

I‘m leaving this joint. This means you have the opportunity to be the editor of Salient next year. Woah. Crazy, huh? I’m not going to bore you all with what the role is about. You can bore yourself by reading this job description. As per appendix 3 of the job description here is this year’s [...]

17/08/09

To all the people down at Pipitea, Karori and SOAD sorry for the delay in getting your Salients to you. Should be down by 2:30. The VUWSA van is getting its WOF and should be back up at Kelburn at about mid-day. Mean while you can read all the content up here. Hugs and kisses, [...]

17/08/09

You might not think it, but I love spam. My enjoyment of spam emails has grown immensely over the year, despite the grammatical horrors you can imagine they include. I imagine some sort of survival instinct has kicked in during my time as Salient‘s Chief Sub-Editor, to stop me from exploding every time I edit [...]

17/08/09

There are many conceptions of what justice should be. In my conception justice is—or at least should be—like science. There is a theory. That theory needs to be tested. Our conceptions of justice, like our understanding of science, should be constantly being refined. Constantly improved. In the search for justice nothing should be taken for [...]

17/08/09

A fellow pilgrim once asked me as I applied for the 10th flat on my TradeMe watchlist, (I was starting to feel a tad rejected by this time, but you will be pleased to know, or possibly not care and be rather indifferent about my accommodation status, that I have found a lovely new abode) [...]

17/08/09

I just realised the other day that justice isn’t actually decided by the cosmos, the Flying Spaghetti Monster or some magic man. I’ve known for years that there really isn’t anything in our heads that we didn’t put there ourselves, but I never really wanted to accept that justice was as man-made as the one-eyed [...]

17/08/09

Krill is not the most glamorous of the world’s creatures. Rarely does it front magazines, or inspire documentaries—these spots tend to be dominated by the lion, the polar bears or the shark, which seems to have 24/7 coverage on Animal Planet. Krill are small shrimp-like creatures, measuring about five centimetres long. They feed on phytoplankton [...]