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April 16, 2018

I was sitting with Daniel our feature writer, trying to come up with things that were taboo. “Nothing’s taboo anymore,” he said. “Sex isn’t taboo, drugs aren’t really taboo either (except for meth and I really don’t want to go there)… I don’t really know what to write about.” But as it turns out, there’s […]

April 9, 2018

You know how sometimes you can feel stuck in a place? Not physically, but like, mindset. The people you meet, the places you go, always the same, and then the minute struggles within that small part of the world become all that matter. High school was like that. Looking back, it seemed ridiculous, but at […]

March 26, 2018

According to Urban Dictionary, “full of shit” has two meanings. The first one is: “Totally unfounded, not credible, or ridiculous… usually refers to something somebody just said”, and the second is: “Having a large amount of fecal matter in your body, usually necessitating a dump.” Our cover speaks to both these meanings. The content of […]

March 19, 2018

I’ve got a sore throat and can’t entirely be fucked with working right now. Marlon’s complaining that I’m a slave driver, but it’s too bad. I’m slave driving myself too. Magazine’s gotta be published. Last night, I ended up in Caroline. I was telling Elise, stressed, “I’m just here to get some food, then I’m […]

March 12, 2018

CW: sexual assault I went to the Women in Suffrage 125 years anniversary celebration launch today. Dame Patsy Reddy spoke about how far we have come. “New Zealand laid the foundation for the gender equality we experience today… New Zealand has become one of the most gender equal countries in the world.” Did you know […]

March 5, 2018

The cover is about you folk starting uni, by the way. It’s a visual metaphor. I googled “jungle” so I could say something dire about our jungles dying out, but all that popped up was a movie starring Daniel Radcliffe and a British soul band. Turns out that no one uses “jungle” in the literal […]

February 26, 2018

You should drop out of uni. No really though, should you? I’m asking you now, while it’s still early days and you haven’t sunk too much time into tri one. Sure, there are plenty of reasons to stick around. Free healthcare. A socially legitimate occupation. License to get drunk on weeknights. Participation in a noble […]

October 16, 2017

This is the end and there are few words coming to mind other than cheesy late ’90s early ’00s pop lyrics that mourn the end of high school and romantic relationships. The end of Salient is and isn’t that monumental. I hate goodbyes, they’re so sad, and final. But every new beginning comes from some […]

October 9, 2017

This issue is divided, the content split between VUWSA election coverage and our loose theme of utopia. Are the two incompatible? Is VUWSA, as the key organisational body for students at VUW, committed to the struggle to wrestle a utopia out of an uncertain future? Though we didn’t explicitly talk about it, current VUWSA President […]