The sudden departure of two VUWSA Executive members has left the student political world in turmoil and the ever- engaged student body crying out for stability.
Archive for April, 2012
Everyone has someone they put on a pedestal. That person may be an actor, a politician, an athlete, a Salient columnist (hint hint) or any other kind of figurehead that you would get kind of excited about if you bumped into them on the street. Really, there’s nothing wrong with heaping this kind of adulation onto [...]
Salient asked: “Is the New Zealand media fair and balanced in its political reporting?” The hacks respond… Vic Nats – Rajnesh Singh There is no such thing as a fair and balanced media in New Zealand. Like all organisations there is a mixture of left and right opinions but quite often, more one than the [...]
In my last column, I defined why VUWSA is imperative to a quality education—it gives students a say over their education. I admit it was an ideological explanation as to why—one VUWSA executive member referred to it as ‘horribly cliché’—but sometimes the most cliché adages are the truth; what we needed to hear. Today, though, I want [...]
The mind is a curious beast, and the way it approaches and interprets the senses is often a complete mystery to its owner. The act of looking at something and assessing its merits—or its shortcomings—is controlled almost completely by the subconscious, and this means our expectations of what we see are governed by our previous experiences. [...]
Hi everyone! Welcome back to the second half of Trimester One. Hopefully you all got to have some time off study and work and made the most of your break. I spent a few days over Easter soaking up the sun in Pukerua Bay and drinking a bit too much Pimms – twas grand. Congratulations [...]