Archive for August, 2010

Editorial

Editorial

by / 02/08/10 / [ 8 Comments ]

Student culture. It’s something we’re in dire need of here at Vic. We just don’t have any. And we haven’t had any for quite some time. There’s not much that brings the 25,000 students at Vic together—except the fact that we are all enrolled at the same university. It’s quite easy to walk to uni [...]

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In the Week that Wasn’t: Study finds link between kids eating glue, VUWASS Exec

In the Week that Wasn’t: Study finds link between kids eating glue, VUWASS Exec

by / 02/08/10 / No Comments

A recent study conducted by a Psychology Masters student has found a strong link between eating glue as a child and running for the VUWASS executive while at university. The study, conducted by Stephanie Quinn, aimed to find links between individuals’ childhood experiences and their later career goals. The subjects interviewed for the study were [...]

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Ask Candy Badger

Ask Candy Badger

by / 02/08/10 / No Comments

Candy Badger is Salient’s resident advice guru. If you need any help with relationships, flatting, university or anything else, drop her a line at candy.b.badger@gmail.com. Dear Candy Badger, I met this guy in Maya, he bought me a jagerbomb so I agreed to go back to his villa. I woke up the next day to [...]

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President’s Column

President’s Column

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Executive Reports on Half-Year Progress This week VUWSA Executive members will all report on their progress thus far towards achieving VUWSA’s goals. These goals were all set by students at a General Meeting of VUWSA and form the basis of everything that VUWSA does. Our goals are: ONE:Quality. Ensure quality and equity in teaching, assessment [...]

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Vice-President (Welfare)

Vice-President (Welfare)

by / 02/08/10 / [ 7 Comments ]

For many of us public transport is a daily reality. So is living week-to-week on a student loan or allowance or the meager earning from some part time work. That’s why the removal of the monthly $99 Gold Pass and increasing all bus fares will only further increase the barriers people face accessing their education. [...]

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The Lost Art of Making Mixtapes

The Lost Art of Making Mixtapes

by / 02/08/10 / No Comments

Staring at the ownership papers of my new car, I find myself briefly entertaining the sting of guilt; I don’t miss my Nissan. A trusty and reliable steed, it was the butt of most jokes among my friends: “Bro, is that your car?” “NO! … Actually, yeah. Sorry. But look, the dashboard’s digital! … Points [...]

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Kapa Haka 2010

by / 02/08/10 / No Comments

I ngā tau kua pahure, i tū ngā tauira Māori ki te ātamira o tēnei āhua ko te whakataetae kapa haka. He whakataetae tēnei ka tu ki ia Huinga Tauira mā ngā tauira Māori katoa o te motu. I te tau 2007, i haere te ope o Ngāi Tauira ki te rohe o Waikato mō [...]

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Vic Careers have no vacancies for GradConnection

Vic Careers have no vacancies for GradConnection

by / 02/08/10 / No Comments

Graduate employment website GradConnection has encountered barriers in promoting its services to students at Victoria potentially because of practices undertaken by the university’s career service. Victoria graduates and GradConnection Directors Tim Watts and Robert Milne told Salient last week that their attempts to access students on campus had been prevented by Vic Careers. GradConnection is [...]

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Crime on Campus

Crime on Campus

by / 02/08/10 / No Comments

Victoria University’s Kelburn campus got a taste of Highway Patrol on Monday night. At approximately 9.45pm on Monday 26 August, local police stopped a car on Salamanca Road. “It’s alleged the car had been stolen,” said Victoria Evans, Communications Manager for the Wellington District Police. The occupants ran from the car in an attempt to [...]

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I Love You, Phillip Morris

I Love You, Phillip Morris

by / 02/08/10 / No Comments

It was The Truman Show that revealed Jim Carrey’s serious acting chops to the world—an unexpected revelation against the goofy slapstick he is famous for. The subsequent films he has made since have been a mixed bag of both restrained dramatic performances (The Majestic, Eternal Sunshine) and his trademark OTT comedic stylings (Bruce Almighty, Yes [...]

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