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Opinion

October 15, 2018

It’s that busy time of year again. Uni is full of the preoccupied and the stressed, including me, and probably you too. Nowhere and no time is sacred to the stressors that are University responsibilities. You could be watching Netflix (stressfully), studying (stressfully), even trying to fall asleep (stressfully) – it’s always in the background. […]

October 15, 2018

And just like that we made it to the end of the year. This is my last column as President, and it’s going to be a squishy emotional one. I’m going to give some thanks. Thanks to my flatmates, Eliza, Jenni, Carter, Tim, and then from my second flat Olly, Cole, and Sophie. You have […]

October 15, 2018

Sex has started to really hurt but I don’t know how to tell my partner because I know he’ll get upset. It only hurt a little at first so I didn’t mind. But now I’m avoiding sex and he’s getting frustrated. But if I tell him he’ll be mortified that he’s been hurting me. What […]

October 15, 2018

We’re finally at the end of Trimester 2. Summer is almost here, but instead of frolicking in the sun we’ve all (hopefully) got our heads down studying for exams. CanDo is also busy with upcoming events as the trimester comes to a close. This year, our AGM is from 1:30-2:30pm on the 18 October, in […]

October 15, 2018

“There ain’t no cure for love” Relationship break up is the most common cause of the first depressive episode. Hardly surprising, given our chosen other has rejected us (or fallen short) and our visualised future is shattered. Should we rush to the pill bottle? Lots do. Traces of antidepressants are now found in our oceans. […]

October 15, 2018

It’s my last editorial for Salient ever. Crazy huh, it’s already been a year. Someone told me once that you experience time as a proportion of the number of years you have lived, and even though I have absolutely nothing to back it up with I’m gonna keep repeating this statement to everyone I know […]

October 15, 2018

Well, well, well. Look who gets the last word. Now you all have to indulge me in being nostalgic, as I have my last stretch of VUWSA ahead of me. So before tumbling off, I’d like to prematurely reminisce about some of my favourite things about working at VUWSA: – I’m 90% guaranteed to have […]

October 15, 2018

Tēnā tātau, It’s your sis Geo, and as y’all should already know, last week was Mental Health Awareness Week, so I thought it would be fitting to write about thoughts I had during a mental health hui a couple weeks back with Green Party MP Chloe Swarbrick. Let’s just say that upon arriving, my first […]

October 15, 2018

This is the last issue of Volume 81 of Salient. Volume 1 ran in 1938. That’s a really long time for any publication to exist, let alone a student mag that’s always been put together on the smell of an oily rag (there’s more money for student media in next year’s VUWSA budget though, so […]