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October 4, 2015

My parents were in town the other day and I casually mentioned over dinner that I really hate Baby Boomers. They digested their curries and eyed me up with annoyance, mentally stowing away yet another reason to disinherit me. All those chocolate bars I stole from my older brother when we were kids, after which […]

October 4, 2015

Salient shocks with selectively edited headline Salient wasn’t told the time of this week’s meeting nor sent an agenda, so walked in ten minutes late to find everyone reading a bunch of documents with “confidential” written all over them. The Exec had already moved into committee, because of course they had, so Salient can’t tell […]

October 4, 2015

Naughty Rory moves into kamikaze mode VUWSA Clubs and Activities Officer Rory McNamara (“Naughty Rory”) has lodged a formal complaint about the recent VUWSA referendum in which members voted to rejoin the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA). In the referendum, which took place 22–24 September, 1251 students voted to retain VUWSA’s membership of […]

September 27, 2015

Welcome to 2015’s Opinion Issue! But first, an announcement. It’s with an inordinate level of excitement that I can now reveal Salient’s editorial team for next year. I’m thrilled to announce that Emma Hurley and Jayne Mulligan will be co-editors of Salient in 2016. This year as a news reporter, Emma has broken many of […]

September 20, 2015

Where the hell are our flying cars?

September 20, 2015

VUWSA President Rick Zwaan is unhappy with his latest haircut, and has been hiding his hair beneath a beanie. Zwaan made the revelation during a meeting with Salient last Monday. Zwaan said he got the haircut at Snips on The Terrace, but was unhappy with his new, closer-cropped look. On Tuesday, though, he was reluctant […]

September 13, 2015

From abusive texts, to festering realpolitik, to Don Brash, here is the story of NZUSA’s current predicament.

September 13, 2015

VUWSA has an eleven-year-old policy on its books to “support the changing of the current New Zealand Flag”, it has recently emerged. It is unclear whether the policy—motion 21 of 2004—will require VUWSA to support whichever of the four godawful proposed flags goes up against Blue Ensign in March next year. VUWSA President Rick Zwaan, […]

September 13, 2015

Sorry, newly-minted Vic Politics Society, but we all know that in the 21st century, all meaningful political debate now takes place on Facebook. Case in point—the other day someone on my news feed noted that, as much fun as this whole flag thing admittedly is, why has our national anthem been given a free pass? […]