Archive for October, 2010

26/10/10

Paid positions for Salient ’11 are now filled, but we’re always on the look-out for new contributors. Either flick us an email at editor@salient.org.nz registering your interest in one of the below roles, or pop in to see us in our office (Level 3 of the Student Union Building, above VUWSA) any time from 1 [...]

24/10/10

The graduation season at Toi Whakaari is always something to look forward to. The graduating third year acting students perform in one or two shows in Te Whaea’s main spaces half as a fair well to the school that has ruled their lives for the previous three years and half as a demonstration of their [...]

24/10/10

Carl Nixon’s new play The Birthday Boy falls very much into that classic Kiwi theatre tradition of making the middle-class laugh at themselves and then getting a bit heavy-handed and anvilicious with the navel-gazing and ‘Life is hard, eh?’ at the end. It knows what it is and it knows what it is doing and [...]

24/10/10

A naked man wakes up in a tube. He is mute and child-like. Over the forty or so minutes of Genepool he explores his new found surroundings. This is a clone and maybe the last person alive in this post-apocalyptic wasteland. He struggles to understand his surroundings just as much as he struggles to walk [...]

11/10/10

“Send out, Salient, the swift satiric point, To smart the sluggard mind awake, While Freedom anywhere in bonds is pent No compromise with falseness make. Those freed today tomorrow forth must leap Some further outpost there to take and keep.” Salient, 1938 We made it. 25 80-hour weeks, 25 all-nighters, 25 issues later. We have [...]

11/10/10

Friends, it is with considerable sadness that I write this, the last ‘Animal of the Week’ of 2010. Since our wild ride began in June, we’ve learned about creatures both cute and clever, random and rare, newsworthy and novel. It’s been a pleasure sharing the natural world’s anomalies with you, and, with your support, the [...]

11/10/10

This will be my final column in Salient. This time last year I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. I was newly elected on a platform of re-building the reputation of your association, delivering amazing services and being an articulate advocate for quality student-focused education, an outstanding experience for students here [...]

11/10/10

Hey Vic Hope your all going well with you essays and tests and keeping your stress levels down. but for those of you who need to release and vent on 11th and 12th of oct, 11am-2pm,VUWSA is bringing you Art therapy. this is a not to be missed event. The Quad will be spray painted [...]

11/10/10

While this may be the last issue of Salient for this year, for some students this will be good bye, others it will be a nice holiday and for a few students they aren’t going to leave over the summer. There are so many options that face students when they leave university for the holidays. [...]