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July 20, 2014

Right as this article goes to print, there is a sporting event in Seattle that has made an entire community sit up and take notice. With a total prize pool of USD$10,000,000 and represented by the best players of the sport the world has seen, this is the World Cup of their sport.

March 11, 2013

Video Games and why you should care After hours of painstakingly working on the grounds of your farmland, choosing the right fertiliser, cultivating the right plants and sowing the seeds of progress, you triumphantly hold your first turnip. it’s not a big plant, but it’s progress. you fist pump, exuberant that after all this time […]

March 5, 2013

What you REALLY shouldn’t do (But probably will) Odds are that you have grabbed this magazine in the hope that maybe it can tell you what you should do to get your head around working in this scary new place called university. Unfortunately, I can’t do that. Everyone’s experiences in their first year are different […]

March 19, 2012

Being a tosspot is akin to a drunkard pissing on a cop car. It’s going to happen at one point or another. It just takes a little while for people to notice if it’s going on, often with hilarious results. Everyone is a twat at some point another, be they nuns or nannies, lobbyists or […]

March 12, 2012

Level with me, champ. What really brought you to university? Because it wasn’t for the fame, the glamour and the bitches. I asked this question to various people at university and got sworn at five times. More coherent answers included “to further my education”, “I decided to do something I loved”, “I knew I was […]

February 27, 2012

To acquaint our new students with Kelburn, Victoria University’s largest campus, Salient released veteran correspondent Doc Watson to produce your survival guide to Kelburn Campus. Ah, O Week. That time of the year the new students of Victoria University emerge from the slums of high school life bright-eyed, bushy tailed and ready to take university by […]

October 2, 2011

Former ACT leader Rodney Hide summed up the ACT Party the best: as a party standing for “individual freedom, personal responsibility…and a quality of life that is the envy of the world”. To a student, that sounds pretty bitchin’. But has ACT managed to maintain this stance in the lead-up to the general election? Salient […]

September 25, 2011

With trends going in and out like an indecisive leper at a no-shoes-no-service buffet, it’s hard to keep a track on which the sane ones are and which need an urgent chopstick lobotomy. For the record, I can accept most of these. Not that I’d do them, mind. But I can look at them and […]

September 5, 2011

My girlfriend had to physically pick up my hands and bash them against the keyboard to get me to write the introduction to this article. It seems an apt example of how life never seems to leave you alone. There are moments where everything has screwed up so irreparably or things impede you so drastically […]

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