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Salient is a magazine. Salient is a website. Salient is an institution founded in 1938 to cater to the whim and fancy of students of Victoria University. We are partly funded by VUWSA and partly by gold bullion that was discovered under a pile of old Salients from the 40's.
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October 8, 2018

New Zealand First may seek a law change to force migrants and refugees to sign up to a set of core Kiwi values. The Respecting New Zealand Values Bill would require new migrants to respect gender equality, legal sexual preferences, freedom of religion, and a commitment not to campaign against alcohol consumption. Should New Zealand have the right to force Kiwi values onto migrants? Where […]

October 8, 2018
October 2, 2018

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association Inc. Te Rōpū Tauira o te Kura Wānanga o te Upoko ō te Ika a Māui DECLARATION OF ELECTION RESULT I, Timothy Kendrew, Returning Officer, declare that I have complied with all the provisions of the constitution and its schedules regarding elections and declare that the following number of […]

October 1, 2018

Is the plastic bag ban simply a tokenistic gesture? Why or why not? VicNats “The plastic bag ban is a tokenistic policy that ultimately does more harm than good. The use of plastic bags is proven to contribute less CO2 emissions over time than the production of reusable bags. Meaning that the Government has ignored […]

October 1, 2018

Following the announcement of the name change, student councillors Alexandria Mark and Isabella Lenihan-Ikin have faced significant online backlash. Alexandria and Isabella both voted in favour of the name change. “We have been called shills, puppets, out of touch elites, been accused of selling our votes, and had cruel and degrading memes made about us,” […]

October 1, 2018
October 1, 2018

“Since ending a long term relationship last year I’ve had a few casual hook ups and have been struggling to get and stay hard. This was never a problem in my relationship, and I feel like I’m too young to be having these problems. Should I see a doctor?” Dad says: I have had a […]

September 24, 2018
September 24, 2018

Mental health is not a unique problem to international students. But international students coming from different cultural backgrounds face unique challenges. International students come with high expectations of ourselves thriving in New Zealand. But the reality is that we face stress, lack of sense of belonging, language barrier, relationship problems, crises from home, and financial […]