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12/10/14

Some days you probably thought you’d never get here, but the calendar says it is Week 12, and with that, the final Salient of the year. My tenure as President is coming to an end.

05/10/14

One uni holiday back in second year, I was randomly placed next to a girl on a flight from Auckland to Wellington. I recognised her from my Religious Studies class and started to chat. This girl was bubbly, open, and full of personality, and an active contributor in every class I went to. We struck up a conversation, and have been close friends ever since. Recently we were reminiscing, and she thanked me for starting a conversation with her on the plane.

25/09/14

Withdrawal from NZUSA At Tuesday’s Executive meeting, the VUWSA Executive decided to give notice to withdraw its membership from the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA). This decision has not come easily, but has been made after consideration of the long-term concerns that VUWSA has held with NZUSA. There have been concerns for a [...]

14/09/14

It’s time. Many people might be feeling a little bit relieved that this Saturday, finally, is the New Zealand General Election. With just five days to go, there’s still heaps of election-related happenings on campus so you can get informed and vote for what you care about.

18/08/14

Why is it so hard to get cheap affordable food on campus? And whose idea was it to build the Hub, a giant common space for students, without a student kitchenette? Tough questions. Here are my top five tips for spending as little money as possible on campus…

10/08/14

Hello! Nominations close on Tuesday at 4.30 for positions on the VUWSA Executive for 2015. If you’re umming and aahing about whether to give it a go, my advice is: do it.

20/07/14

Occasionally, someone asks the question: “Why doesn’t New Zealand have a strong competitive inter-university sport culture? Where are the mascots and fierce competitive spirit?” For this week’s Sport issue – let’s talk about about an organisation called University Sport New Zealand.

13/07/14

It’s time to smash the roof open and rethink everything.

02/06/14

As a Pākehā New Zealander, I felt a bit apprehensive when deciding what to write about this week. I wanted to make sure that while putting forward my perspective, I straight-up acknowledged that I am still learning about the fullness of what a true Treaty partnership means.