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April 16, 2018

Growing up, hearing or seeing a swear word felt like a rare and slightly dangerous treat. Occasionally the humble “shit” might infiltrate the six o’clock news, injecting some unexpected excitement into current affairs. The more brutish “fuck” was seldom heard before 8.30pm, but all bets were off during Saturday night features. According to schoolyard chat, […]

March 26, 2018

Students, for better or worse, are known for their propensity to get stupidly plastered on the cheapest shit possible. This is usually the assumption upon which any discussion of alcohol in Salient takes place. However, CB Black’s seminal “Wine: to be drunk intelligently”, published in Salient in March 31, 1965, stands apart from this debauchery. […]

March 12, 2018

Students are always looking for a chance to suss a bit of extra coin wherever they can. Popular methods include maintaining gainful employment (low-risk, low-reward), cashing out course-related costs for “travel” (medium-risk, medium-reward), and getting money from wealthy relatives (low-risk, high-reward). But for the real high rollers among us who are looking to make their […]

February 26, 2018

The past has crucial lessons worth heeding in the present. We learn and grow from the mistakes of our predecessors. History never repeats. It’s a lovely sentiment. Unfortunately, history can’t actually guarantee progress. More often than we’d like to admit, we end up rehashing the same problems time and again – same discussion, different decade. […]