Headline of the year
“Turns out Salient is a disgusting travesty”.
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“Students Mistaken For Backpackers”—that time the uni fucked up and students ended up in bunk beds.
Biggest cock block
VUW Communications Team. Currently ghosting us harder than your latest Tinder bae.
Phrase we would like to never hear again
“Student Friendly Wellington”—haunting us in our sleep, thanks Jono.
Lecturer of the year
Dougal McNeill, a vocal staff member with a good Twitter presence.
Worst secret keeper
Andrew Little, for letting a policy around post-secondary education slip on Salient FM.
Tweet of the year
@DavidSlack: “Bad Salient. Bad, bad Salient. Sit in the corner and think about what you’ve done.”
Fucboi of the year
Alex Winiata. The University of Waikato wannabe student politician bragged, “if I had one vote for every girl on this campus I’ve shagged, I would get this role easily.” Ew.
Most likely to say one thing and do another
Grant Guilford—posterboy for change who never quite delivers, but nice dude.
The cleaners, the security staff, and librarians—shout out for keeping the university running.
Most viral article
“If You’re From Waimana Why Are You White?”—Kahu Kutia.
Biggest mic drop
“Bros101: Introduction to Brogressive Politics”—Cool Guy Madeleine and Tough Guy Mills.
Most Feels Article
“Anywhere But Here”—Tim Grgec.
When we printed the crossword answers instead of the crossword; when we wrote “Contributor of the wee.”
Most last minute contributor
Most tragic and single
Best opinion piece
“Victoria University is Failing Its Queer Students”—Alex Mark.
Best media coverage
“Is Sir Neville Jordan The Biggest Dryballs in New Zealand?”—Hayden Donnell, The Spinoff.