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March 19, 2018

Salient would like to offer a retraction of the piece titled “Anytime Library: Does Anyone Know Anything?” printed last Monday 12 March. It has since been discovered that someone does, in fact, know something. In an email, Victoria University Communications told Salient “it would be great if [you] had asked us about the Anytime Library […]

March 12, 2018

So I started working this new job, right. I really like this job and I want to keep this job so for ambiguity’s sake we’re gonna call this job This Job (yes thank you I am a fountain of originality). I see a lot of dudes at This Job. A reasonable amount of older dudes. […]

March 12, 2018

Adeline Greig, a Board Member for Gender Minorities Aotearoa, has written to Victoria University in objection to a university faculty member “publically spreading a false history of the holocaust on twitter”. In an “open letter for wide publication” released on 28 February 2018, Grieg alleges that Dr Pala Molisa, a lecturer for the Victoria University […]

March 12, 2018

It’s really easy for me to slip into a cycle of flippancy when it comes to talking about mental health; it’s really easy for me to deflect talking about the hard stuff with humour. There’s nothing wrong with that, I don’t think. There is value in escapism.  I do think, however, that it’s important not […]

February 26, 2018

In a bid to prove his mettle to the ACT Party’s 0.5% voter base and the taxpayer population at large, David Seymour has announced that he will compete in Three’s upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars. Tolerance is a core value of the ACT Party Vision, and it is New Zealand’s tolerance that will […]

February 26, 2018

On Thursday 15 February at the National Library of New Zealand, He Tohu hosted a discussion on He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni; the Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand.  He Whakaputanga  was a reaffirmation of collective Māori sovereignty that preceded the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi by […]

February 26, 2018

Strap the fuck in and hold onto your wigs because Shit Chat is back for another substance-fuelled shit-show of a year. For those of you who weren’t privy to the mess I was somehow allowed to publish in 2017, the writing of this column is more often than not facilitated by a bottle of Fat […]

February 25, 2018

Sash, our illustrious News Editor, interviewed Marlon Drake, VUWSA President, this week, through the unorthodox method of sliding into the President’s Instagram DMs. What do you think your term as VUWSA President will be remembered for? Ask me again at the end of the year. What do you think your term as VUWSA President will […]

August 14, 2017

I was iffy about sexting, and about sending, er, provocative Snapchats for a long time, because there’s this stigma around it, right? Only sluts/hos/thots send filthy exchanges and nudie snaps over the internet! And to people they hardly know nonetheless!! Well, smack my ass and call me a thot. Wouldn’t be the first time this […]