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Opinion

November 15, 2016

Red tinsel in Countdown. Hush falling upon campus like the first snow on Europe. The slow and solemn force of gravity sealing the pages of the few unread Salients as they moulder in boxes on the office floor. Mate, it’s the end of the year. Four years of studying English Lit have reduced us to […]

October 9, 2016

For four years I’ve seeped, both overtly and non-sequitur-ly, my life into the pages of Salient. I’ve written about getting diarrhoea, faking an orgasm just for myself, the one night stand that I am still in love with, my Grandmother fleeing communist China, and confusing brunch with bleach. Along with eating fruit and watching Project […]

October 9, 2016

Lads, lads, alllll the lads! I’ve spent the last two to three years trying to unlike, unfollow, and unfriend lad shit on Facebook. I’m working towards a newsfeed nirvana. A place of solace—free of Veitchy on Sport posts, ‘leg day’ jokes, and Cleavage Thursdays. But if Facebook has done anything for sociology, it’s proved that […]

October 8, 2016

If you’ve ever seen the show Ugly Betty you’ll know that America Ferrera is off-show incredibly beautiful and the makeup crew had to try really hard to make her look “ugly.” The same with the first part of the Princess Diaries where, even through her bushy hair and monobrow, Anne Hathaway is obviously prettier than […]

October 8, 2016

Shout out to the loyal readers of this little slab of Salient. Shout out to everyone who has written for One Ocean—it’s been an honour sharing this space with you. Shout out to those who ventured out of One Ocean and wrote in the “mainstream” part. Shout out to the staff who after all these […]

October 8, 2016

2016 has been a busy, challenging, and, ultimately, rewarding year for tauira Māori. We successfully hosted Te Huinga Tauira; thanks to the hard work of the Huinga Komiti, headed by the unflappable tokotoru tapu, in conjunction with NT and all the tauira that carried out their vision. Manaakitanga and whakawhanaungatanga were in full force during […]

October 8, 2016

Thank you, and goodbye. Wow, so here we are. The last week of Trimester Two. Congratulations on making it to this point. University life isn’t easy and no doubt you’ve experienced ups and downs this year. I’m sure you’ve grown to be a better person for it. For me, I’ve reached the final leg as […]

October 8, 2016

It’s been a week of lasts. People sending in their last column, their last feature, their last news story. Saying their goodbyes. It’s our last issue and somehow we are here. With our small team of (under)paid staff and around 230 volunteer contributors, Salient, for this year, came to life. We are indebted to you […]

October 2, 2016