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June 5, 2018

I’m deeply in love with Salient’s Opinion Issue. It’s been a proud tradition since 2011 and in this day and age of uncertain job markets and uncertain futures, keeping up traditions is something that brings me great comfort. In his editorial, 2015 editor Sam McChesney said “much like arseholes, opinions are wonderful things that are […]

June 5, 2018

Botanical Gardens Defaced After Student Party

June 5, 2018

Originally I wasn’t planning to write an opinion piece at all. It felt a bit greedy to write one when I get an editorial every week. But our designer Ruby said to me, “you’re the editor, you should. I’m doing one even though I can’t write for shit”. And here I am. Guys, I tried […]

May 28, 2018

Marlon went to submit at the Wellington 10 year plan twice: once about community building and combating sexual violence with Beth, which he said was “all Beth, really”, and once with the Living Wage movement. VUWSA had a catch-up with PGSA last Monday night. There was wine and cheese involved. Marlon sat on stage for […]

May 28, 2018

Otago University students are set to host a protest on Friday 26 May following the removal of hundreds of Critic magazines from stands last Monday. The cover of the magazine showed a cartoon of a person menstruating, in line with the week’s theme of “periods”. The theme was suggested by the Otago Women’s+ Group in […]

May 21, 2018

CW: sexual assault. When I was 19 years old, walking down an unfamiliar street in Thailand, my mother told me she had been raped by her father. We’d been arguing that night. She was telling me that she had a “big secret” that would explain things, that she’d tell me once I was older and […]

May 21, 2018

Following an emergency committee meeting, Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association has voted to pay $22,750 of their 2019 levy to the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) last Monday. The vote was passed with one abstention from Treasurer Jack Donovan. Matt Tucker, VUWSA CEO, said that this payment will not have an effect […]

May 14, 2018

When I first found out on Twitter that the university is planning to change its name, I was confused. Was this a joke? Couple of news articles and a forum from Grant later, I was satisfied that this thing’s for real. For a while I was vaguely against the name change, without really knowing why. […]

May 7, 2018

Last Tuesday, Vic Books cafes changed the brand of the milk they use in coffee, from Zany Zeus to Meadow Fresh Organic. The decision was made by board and management, in order to give them the “best chance of running a viable business in a competitive environment,” stated manager Juliet Blyth. Vic Books staff are […]