Archive for March, 2011

The Week That Wasn’t – Kelburn Campus Construction Causes Confusion

The Week That Wasn’t – Kelburn Campus Construction Causes Confusion

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Second year cartography student Sandra Bbits was found trapped in a large mason jar in Easterfield building over the weekend. The 19-year-old, majoring in Maps and Haircuts, confused by the detours and blocked off corridors caused by renovations to the quad, took a wrong turn and ended up on fourth floor of Easterfield inside the [...]

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Community Constable on Campus

Community Constable on Campus

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Salient talks with Baz Murfin, your friendly neighbourhood cop, about his role at Victoria University. What does your job involve? I am a Community Constable for both Vic and Massey. I have a really good relationship with the Counselling Service, the Health Service, with the Student Association. As well as being the face of the [...]

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Muslim Survey

Muslim Survey

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A recent research project by a final year Victoria PhD student has revealed that young Muslims are happier in NZ than in the UK. Jaimee Stuart’s study examined the well-being, psychological symptoms, behavioural problems, discrimination and immigration stress of approximately 300 Muslim youths, aged 16-27, in both countries. Surveys in New Zealand produced more positive [...]

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Welcome to DONGMAKGOL

Welcome to DONGMAKGOL

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It should come as no surprise that South Korean films often mine the omnipresent North-South divide for sweet, sweet cinematic gold. From the “why can’t we all just get along” attitude of star vehicle Secret Reunion to the violent antagonism of action blockbuster Shiri, there’s a sense in all South Korean films that the divide [...]

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Animal Of the Week – Venus’ Flower Basket

Animal Of the Week – Venus’ Flower Basket

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One of the most beautiful creatures living in the ocean is the seldom-seen Venus’ flower basket. This creature is a bioluminescent sponge (that’s right—sponges are animals) found deep on the ocean floor around Philippines and Japan. But what makes Venus’ flower basket badass enough to join the ranks of other illustrious Animals of The Week? [...]

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Review Battle: The Strokes’ Angles

Review Battle: The Strokes’ Angles

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By Timothy McKenna-Bolton Did you listen to that band Japanese Motors who released an album a year or two ago? When that album came out somebody (an idiot) told me that they sound like The Strokes only better. This was a stupid statement for two reasons. The first reason being that Japanese Motors are a [...]

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PREZ COL. VI

PREZ COL. VI

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Being a student at Victoria is about more than just attending classes, battling hills and reading Salient. Victoria is also about engaging, discussing, debating and learning; all within our student community. Throughout Victoria’s history, many students have been heavily involved in this aspect of the university experience. Victoria has been the place where many of [...]

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Rona Green and Dean Bowen Solander Gallery: Works on Paper

Rona Green and Dean Bowen Solander Gallery: Works on Paper

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From the outside, the Solander Gallery at 218 Willis St doesn’t look like much. But venture inside and you will find pieces that are charming, quirky and very individual—and, as the exhibition name suggests—all these works are done on paper. They are currently displaying works from two Australian artists, Rona Green and Dean Bowen. Rona [...]

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Student Health Services – Now’s the time to get your ‘flu’ vaccination

Student Health Services – Now’s the time to get your ‘flu’ vaccination

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Seasonal influenza (‘flu’) vaccine has arrived at the Student Health Service (SHS) With the support of the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA), nurses from SHS are currently holding free influenza vaccination clinics on campus. In late March and early April, the nursing team will be visiting the Halls of Residences between 5pm and [...]

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The Vault: Neil Pardington 29 January—25 April 2011 City Gallery

The Vault: Neil Pardington 29 January—25 April 2011 City Gallery

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Wellington City Gallery presents Neil Pardington’s exhibition The Vault, which provides a behind-the-scenes look into the hidden world of stored collections. This collection of collections allows Pardington’s audience to visit an unseen side of New Zealand public institutions through documentary photography. Human curiosity is well fed in this exhibition. Pardington’s photographs largely focus on collections [...]

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