Archive for October, 2010

Write for Salient in 2011!

Write for Salient in 2011!

by / 26/10/10 / [ 10 Comments ]

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 [...]

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Toi Whakaari Graduation Season 2010 – ‘The Pohutukawa Tree’ and ‘Wild Cabbage’

Toi Whakaari Graduation Season 2010 – ‘The Pohutukawa Tree’ and ‘Wild Cabbage’

by / 24/10/10 / No Comments

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 [...]

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The Birthday Boy

The Birthday Boy

by / 24/10/10 / 1 Comment

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 [...]

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Genepool

Genepool

by / 24/10/10 / No Comments

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 [...]

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Editorial. The last one. I promise.

by / 11/10/10 / 1 Comment

“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 [...]

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The Chinese Giant Salamander

by / 11/10/10 / [ 2 Comments ]

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 [...]

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President’s column

President’s column

by / 11/10/10 / [ 2 Comments ]

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 [...]

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The last unedited word from everyone’s favourite VUWSA exec member, Activities Officer Alan Young!

The last unedited word from everyone’s favourite VUWSA exec member, Activities Officer Alan Young!

by / 11/10/10 / [ 2 Comments ]

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 [...]

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Admin Vice President Richard Carr

Admin Vice President Richard Carr

by / 11/10/10 / No Comments

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. [...]

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Tiger: out of the woods?

Tiger: out of the woods?

by / 11/10/10 / No Comments

When asked about his prospects of facing the embattled Tiger Woods, European Ryder Cup member Rory McIlroy quipped “I would love to face him”. Woods, struggling through his first winless season on the PGA Tour, reportedly later shot back: “Be careful what you wish for”. McIlroy and co. wished for a Ryder Cup win and [...]

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