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The editor of this fine rag for 2009.

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March 29, 2010

“We are indeed drifting into the arena of the unwell,” says Withnail Last week’s presentation by the Law Commission about their Issues Paper on Controlling and Regulating Drugs sought to promote rational decisions for drug policy. Unfortunately for Law Commissioners Dr Warren Young and Val Sim, only seven people attended, six of whom were vocal […]

March 8, 2010

Penile Portrayal Pleasing Second-year student Michael Hempletine last week discovered the joy of drawing penises in inappropriate places. Hempletine, a religious studies major, had until last week never drawn a penis at all. “It was like an epiphany,” said Hempletine. “I was just sitting there and the thought came to me: why not draw a […]

October 12, 2009

“Send out, Salient, the swift satiric point, To smart the sluggard mind awake, While Freedom anywhere in bonds is pent No compromise with falseness make. Those freed today tomorrow forth must leap Some further outpost there to take and keep.” This poem, written in 1938, spelled out Salient’s intent. Seventy-one years later we’re still trying […]

October 8, 2009

With little fanfare or pomp Salient editor Jackson James Wood and News Editor Michael Oliver today planted a Kowhai tree on Victoria’s Kelburn Campus. The idea to plant a tree as a way of, in-part, eschewing Salient‘s massive carbon footprint and enhancing the already beautiful grounds of Victoria University, was Advertising and Sponsorship Manager Jon […]

October 5, 2009

JJW: So you’re Salient editor next year, huh? SAR: Apparently so. All my dreams came true and next year, I finally get to sit on the OTHER side of the office. JJW: So what you got planned? ‘09 has been pretty frickin’ legendary. You best keep it up. SAR: It’s some big shoes to fill, […]

October 5, 2009

The usual food writer gorged herself to death on some delicious treats—don’t worry though, Polly will be back next week—so we conducted a food experiment in the office. Observation The people who inhabit the Salient office like food and eat food regularly. Generally when they enjoy the food they’re consuming they let out coos of […]

October 5, 2009

@salientmagazine Yo dawgs that shits so lol. Salient Editor Jackson James Wood continues to explore the internets with an investigation into “the kids”. Nineteen ninety-nine was an epic year. Mark Blumsky’s voluminous eyebrows, framed by his mayoral chain resided over the Wellington City Council, Telecom launched its Jet Stream service where you could get a […]

September 28, 2009

Give not this Rotten Orange to your Friend! University Council members had to duck for cover as protesters threw fruit and eggs at them at a meeting where fees and the student services levy were raised last Monday. VUWSA President Jasmine Freemantle was hit in the head by an orange, but Chancellor Tim Beaglehole and […]

September 28, 2009

Editor Jackson James Wood investigates our integral internet inclination—how we now rely on the web for information. It wasn’t always like this. Once upon a time we relied on card catalogues, word of mouth and books. No doubt you’re currently within 20 metres of a computer. You’re being bombarded by the internet right now as […]