Author — Jackson Wood

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The editor of this fine rag for 2009.

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14/09/09

Nominations for VUWSA’s 2010 executive closed last Thursday with the big surprise that current president Jasmine Freemantle is not seeking re-election. In an interview with Salient last week Freemantle played coy with the prospect of a second term, saying she was strongly considering her future. She did say that if she didn’t run she would [...]

13/09/09

Last night your friendly neighborhood student magazine Salient scooped up the Fairfax New Zealand award for best student publication at the Aotearoa Student Press Association awards. The judges said Salient is chock full of good reading from start to finish. It is intelligent, irreverent and packed with attitude and personality without being up itself, with [...]

12/09/09

Tonight, an event which all student journalists dream of being invited to: The Aotearoa Student Press Association awards, is going off. Student journos from all over the country have descended on Wellington to celebrate the best and brightest in the field. 15 student mags will be represented tonight with 18 Snowflakes, or ASPAs, being awarded. [...]

10/09/09

Here are the nominations from the VUWSA General election for 2010. President Max Hardy Guy Williams Alan Young Vice-President (Education) Sam Oldham Alan Young Vice-President (Welfare) Seamus Brady Samuel Mason Vice-President (Administration) No Nominations Received International Officer Alice Pan Environmental Officer Zachary Dorner Queer Officer No Nominations Received Welfare Officer Craig Carey Women’s Rights Officer [...]

07/09/09

Biweekly 10 page Salient advertorial set to rock students in ’10 Sir Roger Douglas’ Voluntary Student Membership (VSM) of students’ association bill was been selected as a members bill late last month. The bill, entitled Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill, has the stated aim of “uphold[ing] students’ right to freedom of association, by ensuring [...]

03/09/09

Wow. 18 issues down. Six—including this one—to go. 19:09 Mood: Flamboyantly ambivalent (it is Gaylient next week) Music: None. It stopped. Put some more on Rory… oh there it goes. It’s that time. Cue Lonely Island. Completion level: 60% (quite good for this time of night) Peeve of the moment: Wu sitting in the corner [...]

20/08/09

Sir Roger Douglas’ Voluntary Student Membership (VSM) of students’ associations bill has been selected as a members bill this morning. The bill entitled Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill has the stated aim of “uphold[ing] students’ right to freedom of association, by ensuring that no student is compelled to join a students’ association.” Under the [...]

19/08/09

I‘m leaving this joint. This means you have the opportunity to be the editor of Salient next year. Woah. Crazy, huh? I’m not going to bore you all with what the role is about. You can bore yourself by reading this job description. As per appendix 3 of the job description here is this year’s [...]

17/08/09

To all the people down at Pipitea, Karori and SOAD sorry for the delay in getting your Salients to you. Should be down by 2:30. The VUWSA van is getting its WOF and should be back up at Kelburn at about mid-day. Mean while you can read all the content up here. Hugs and kisses, [...]