Archive for August, 2011

19/08/11

Salient and ITS have teamed up to locate the worst lounge in the student body, which we will pimp out with some of the second-hand stuff we’ve got lying around, including a Sony data projector, a DVD/CD/MP3 player, speakers, and a screen (of sorts). We’ll even throw in a multi-point power plug and an extension cord!

18/08/11

It is New York in the 1930s. She’s rich, he’s poor, she lives off her parents, he writes and scrapes a living as a waiter. They meet on a jetty during one of her father’s parties and the chemistry of clashing opposites immediately ignites witty banter, sexual tension, and of course, forbidden love. It’s a [...]

15/08/11

“Both a blessing and a curse” is how renowned documentarian Morgan Spurlock would describe his own reputation, in relation to getting his latest film POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold off the ground. “There were plenty of people who called me back because of all the work I had done in the past, [...]

15/08/11

Another year, another Gaylient. Hello, and happy gay week to all you queerdos and queer-interested folk at Victoria University. This is your Salient. One of the paradoxes we’ve found in guest-editing this edition is that being gay means lots and nothing, all at the same time. We live in a weird and wonderful zeitgeist in [...]

15/08/11

It’s pretty well established that queer people are ‘born this way’, but why is this so? What happens before birth that makes us attracted to different genders? Are there environmental factors that can influence sexuality after birth? Here comes the science you’ve been waiting for! It seems pretty safe to say that if there was [...]

15/08/11

Dear Auntie, There’s this guy, he’s in my lecture, and he is très cute. I want some excuse to talk to him, but I don’t know what that is! How do I do this? Should I cut my losses and do nothing? I don’t know! Help! Love, très shy. Uncle Daz reckons that guys love [...]

15/08/11

Hi Constance, My boyfriend really wants me to deep throat him, and so do I, but when I try my gag reflex kicks in and I find myself unable to do it. The other night I managed to get him past my gag reflex but then I felt like I couldn’t breathe and panicked.Do you [...]

15/08/11

Recently in the papers, it was reported that mud and sediment in certain parts of the Pacific, including parts around New Zealand, were surprisingly rich in materials called ‘rare earth minerals.’ Okay, first of all, what is a rare earth mineral? As the name suggests, these materials are chemical elements which are relatively rare on [...]

15/08/11

In my short and recent career as a comfortable dyke-inclined human being, I am yet to encounter any real social aversion to my girly tendencies. Maybe it’s because lady-loving is the pop culture flavour of the month, maybe it’s because the ‘two chicks’ thing tends to drain the blood from the prejudice-capable areas of the [...]