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May 20, 2019

I don’t know about you, but my sex education was garbage. In my backwards, patriarchal education, I didn’t learn about basic health and safety measures. And I definitely didn’t learn about female anatomy.   A UK study from February of this year found that 52% of people couldn’t locate the vagina. Of the women in […]

May 13, 2019

Last Wednesday, the government set a global precedent with its Climate Change Response Bill, also referred to as the Zero Carbon bill, which aims to help limit the global average temperature increase to 1.5° Celsius over the next 30 years.   This goal, set out in the bill, seeks to “strike a balance between flexibility […]

April 1, 2019

You are allowed to attend the VUWSA executive meetings. Did you know that? They take place every other Thursday at 6 p.m. in the VUWSA boardroom. You have the honour of sitting amongst your student reps for about an hour as they move through their minutes in a semi-casual fashion, starting with the karakia and […]

March 18, 2019

A pilot government programme could see a significant boost to counselling services at Wellington universities, adding capacity for an extra 1000 students to access mental health care on Victoria University’s campus. Salient understands that the programme—called Piki (“to support” or “to ascend”)—will see $10.5 million spent in the Wellington region over the next 2.5 years, starting […]

November 22, 2018

Miss June’s new single Twitch stays true to the four piece’s stripped back DIY nature while offering flecks of pop tendencies that the band previously avoided with onus. In their upcoming album, frontwoman Annabel Liddell processes her own med school experiences, like her first time cutting open a living breathing bod. I called Annabel days after […]

October 15, 2018

On 31 October the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) will host its annual New Zealand Defence and Industry Forum at a Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) venue, and protesters are mobilising against it. Every year, protesters from around New Zealand rally together to disrupt the “weapons expo” or “wexpo”, which is criticised for war-profiteering. […]

October 8, 2018

Dick pics, suspended contracts, resignations, and payouts… It hasn’t been the easiest year for New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA), but the union is coming out on top. They’ve sold their office shares, escaping the stifling clamps of deficit to “ensure that future students were not deprived of a voice fighting for them at […]

October 1, 2018

Phoebe, Victoria’s beloved elder tuatara, was euthanized on 3 September at The Nest Te Kōhanga at Wellington Zoo. She was accompanied by her university guardians, with representation from Te Ātiawa iwi. The announcement of Phoebe’s passing came weeks later. According to Victoria the delay was to “give all those involved in Phoebe’s life time to […]

October 1, 2018

Last Wednesday VUWSA beseeched students to talk cold, hard cash at its AGM in the Hub. Before the meeting, Salient asked VUWSA what would happen if they didn’t meet quorum. There was a very long pause. Marlon, sporting a plaid button-up over yellow stripes, spent the first half of the meeting begging passing-by students to […]