Archive for April, 2012

Resignations Rattle VUWSA

Resignations Rattle VUWSA

by / April 23, 2012 / No Comments

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.

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Cracks at Craccum

Cracks at Craccum

by / April 23, 2012 / No Comments

The future of an Auckland student magazine will be decided on Thursday afternoon, as members of the Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) vote on a motion of no confidence in Craccum editor Thomas Dykes.

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Granny Was Right

Granny Was Right

by / April 23, 2012 / No Comments

Lessons learnt from the proles who read A1.

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Stuff That Dreams Aren’t Made Of

Stuff That Dreams Aren’t Made Of

by / April 23, 2012 / [ 10 Comments ]

Yes, we are implying that the standard of journalism in New Zealand is less than exemplary.

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Nothin’ But Net – The Celebrification of Athletes

Nothin’ But Net – The Celebrification of Athletes

by / April 23, 2012 / No Comments

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 [...]

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Partisan Hacks – Tabloid

Partisan Hacks – Tabloid

by / April 23, 2012 / 1 Comment

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 [...]

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VUWSA Treasurer

VUWSA Treasurer

by / April 23, 2012 / No Comments

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 [...]

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Urban Sprawl

Urban Sprawl

by / April 23, 2012 / No Comments

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. [...]

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VUWSA Presidential Address

VUWSA Presidential Address

by / April 23, 2012 / No Comments

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 [...]

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All That Twitters is Not Gold

All That Twitters is Not Gold

by / April 23, 2012 / [ 2 Comments ]

Salient chief feature writer Elle Hunt looks to the stars for what not to do in her pursuit of internet fame on Twitter.

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