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Eye on Council

Eye on Council

by / 08/12/08 / 1 Comment

On Monday 1 December, I attended the University Council Meeting in the Hunter Building, where important decisions are made with regards to the management of our learning. While the ongoing dispute over restructuring the College of Education went on in the background, important items on the meeting’s agenda included the receipt of the 2008 Equity [...]

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Hi, I’m Salient

Hi, I’m Salient

by / 04/12/08 / [ 115 Comments ]

Being a student magazine is tough these days. Being criticised from all sides. Threats of budget cuts. Luring students into the office to fill my pages with sweet sweet content. Competing with online publications and mainstream media for students attention. At the same time having to deal with international economic crises, the whims of student [...]

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Kiwi Connection: Backhouse in Bangkok

Kiwi Connection: Backhouse in Bangkok

by / 26/11/08 / [ 10 Comments ]

Salient correspondent Matthew Backhouse witnessed part of the protest at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport, which saw the airport closed to outgoing flights and several people wounded in a clash between anti- and pro-government demonstrators. He writes of the frustration amongst fellow tourists who are being kept in the dark about what is unfolding several kilometres [...]

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Movember Gala

by / 24/11/08 / [ 2 Comments ]

I did it. I cracked the $100 mark for donations and so I am going to the Movember Gala. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Last call

Last call

by / 14/11/08 / 1 Comment

Hey people out there. This is the last call for people who want to apply for the paid positions in Salient for 2009. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Movember

by / 12/11/08 / [ 10 Comments ]

It is the time of the year when the mighty men of Aotearoa and their mighty mo-sisters show their solidarity. A group of Salienteers/VUWSA have put together a team of moustachio’d warriors.  Twelve days into our sojourn we deliver you the results. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Hope and Fear

Hope and Fear

by / 08/11/08 / [ 3 Comments ]

This was written on Thursday, under a wave of elation that may yet subside. But while I could cringe at the puppy-dog optimism in here, I’m gonna take a risk and own it. Yesterday, a friend of mine remarked that the election of Barack Hussein Obama is the first historic moment we have lived through [...]

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THE LAST-MINUTE ELECTION GUIDE TO ELECTION GUIDES

THE LAST-MINUTE ELECTION GUIDE TO ELECTION GUIDES

by / 30/10/08 / [ 5 Comments ]

With less than a week until the general elections, we felt it was our duty to make sure you guys are making an informed decision. On the other hand we couldn’t be arsed doing all the research ourselves, so as a happy median we’re proud to offer the Salient, (plagerised from In Unison) 2008 Election [...]

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I was poked by Helen Clark (and I liked it)

by / 21/10/08 / [ 4 Comments ]

Today Helen Clark the Prime Minister of New Zealand poked me. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Awesome! Free show

by / 20/10/08

An ex-Salienteer is in this free production. Check out the the review here. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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