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Opinion

September 30, 2019

CW: Mental Illness, Suicide   Before I get into anything, I would like to apologise. A few weeks ago, I published an article that depicted sex work in the wrong light. The language used wasn’t flattering, and on an overall level, it wasn’t a good article. It was rushed, and I’d like to personally apologise […]

September 23, 2019

  As I pondered my two-hour morning lecture on the history of genocidal violence in West Papua, I walked through the Hub, where the “Your Zero Carbon University” talk was taking place.    There were a few points of interest that caught my attention. One, there were more photographers than students in attendance. Two, hardly […]

September 15, 2019

An issue on the status quo. We wanted to focus on the idea that the current state of things are to be maintained. What has been, will always be. Default is much the same. The grey, the emotionless smile, the pre-existing Player 1 logic.   Usually, these editorials throw shots at Massey or Critic, but […]

September 3, 2019

Okay, your girl is back, refreshed and better than ever. The number of people that messaged me after my last article to ask if I was okay was both embarrassing and touching. Embarrassing that I sounded very sad girl on piano-esque, but touching to find that people actually read Salient and do care about me. […]

September 2, 2019

Last week, it was a late night so after work some of the crew went to Lulu. If you don’t know where Lulu is, don’t come because there’s already a line outside on Saturdays and I’m not tryna wait any longer to get inside.   It was my round, so I went to the bar […]

August 15, 2019

Nostalgia. We’ve all experienced it before. Whether it be reminiscing about trading Pokémon cards in primary school, or gazing at photos of old friends who have since spread across the globe, nostalgia is how we fondly look back on times that have passed. Every time I bite into an iced animal biscuit (which is less […]

August 12, 2019

For me, it’s Nana’s pancakes, thin and oiled well. That distinct moth-y smell of her closet and scary wallpaper. Movies from DVD cases after careful selection made on a heavily stained carpet video store. The “All That” Nick. The tingling between my shoulders from being wrapped in a tight cocoon of cheap Chinese mink blankets. […]

August 5, 2019

“Mmmm reminds me that I’m brown. A little bit dry until you take your second bite. I would smash five.” – G Vaeau    You know that saying ‘if you know, you know’? Mama Rere’s Island Doughnuts is the epitome of that saying. They can be found at the Porirua Markets in Waitangirua. Find the […]

August 5, 2019

There is a common myth that you can just “engage” with young people and get them to engage in local body politics. But who is the local government trying to engage? I know it’s not me, or people like me. How am I supposed to see an orange stick man and be inspired to go […]

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