Archive for April, 2010

Vice President Welfare

Vice President Welfare

by / 19/04/10 / 1 Comment

Hello! Tax isn’t the hottest word that ends in x. But when it has return after it, it suddenly becomes that little bit more pleasing. A lot of students pay too much tax and therefore are eligible for tax refunds. Applying for a refund it very easy, so don’t let anyone take a cut (yes [...]

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Goldilocks and the Three Queers

Goldilocks and the Three Queers

by / 19/04/10 / No Comments

Goldilocks and the Three Queers is the third in Short Term Visitor Parking’s trilogy of radical re-imaginings of fairy tales. To be honest, it’s not a great way to go out. Goldilocks had a preview season during the Fringe this year. My review of that season is available on the spanky Salient website. When something [...]

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President’s column

by / 19/04/10 / [ 7 Comments ]

Ok, we really didn’t think we’d have to do this again. This time, we’re not going to apologise on Max Tardy’s behalf. Yes, Tardy is at Uni Games playing soccer, but he’s known for some time that he was going to be in Invercargill in the second week of the mid-semester break, when Salient is [...]

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Lol News

Lol News

by / 19/04/10 / No Comments

Postman Pat Scared of Black and White Cat Cat sayz you can’t haz mail It isn’t anthrax or a bomb scare, but an elderly cat that has struck fear in the hearts of postal workers in northern England recently. Following repeated attacks from 19-year-old ‘Tiger’, Royal Mail have suspended deliveries for two weeks to the [...]

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Max Hardy struggles with newfound fame

Max Hardy struggles with newfound fame

by / 19/04/10 / No Comments

Students actually know who VUWSA President is In the week that wasn’t VUWSA President Max Hardy admitted that his celebrity status has become difficult to live with. Since taking office for 2010, Hardy has received unprecedented attention from Victoria University students, quickly elevating the student politician to superstardom on campus. When Hardy ran for President [...]

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Commemoration Versus Nationalism

by / 19/04/10 / [ 4 Comments ]

Anzac Day is meant to be a day of remembrance, but in recent years it has sometimes been marred with controversy. Franchesca Walker investigates the competing meanings associated with Anzac Day. It was a balmy, still, Saturday evening in March. As the clock ticked past eight-thirty, a few environmentally conscious Wellingtonians went to their light [...]

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Counting the Ways

Counting the Ways

by / 12/04/10 / No Comments

So there’s something I need to get off my chest before this review commences. An unfortunate discovery which has come at totally the wrong time. And I just can’t publish this without saying it first. I find Edward Albee interminably boring. I’ve reviewed Albee before and claimed that I liked it. But I didn’t. I [...]

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Elimination Rounds

by / 02/04/10 / [ 2 Comments ]

Elimination Rounds: The Return of the Panda Suit. I loved Drowning Bird, Plummeting Fish in Fringe 2009, but left the first iteration of Animal Hour last year feeling apathetic. Too long, said my $13-poorer self, too much recurring material. The Voice of Reason (my more-forgiving theatre-stalking companion) talked me down from the edge: it was [...]

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