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Editorial

April 9, 2019

Sometimes life seems like one compromise after another, especially when it comes to efforts around conservation.   For instance: Every weekend, Grant Guilford flies to plant and care for native trees in his tracts of bush in Waikato and Nelson Lakes. The paradox is that in doing so, he’s contributing to air pollution.   Grant’s […]

March 4, 2019

Now that we’re done with O-Week, we can get into the nitty gritty of university: 11 a.m. sleep-ins, awkward tutorial icebreakers, and the university putting raw chicken on your plate. “It’s fine.” As we mentioned last week, university is the perfect place for you to question the surroundings in which you are educated. If lecturers […]

February 25, 2019

Whether this is your first time at university or your fifth, we want you to remember that Salient is here for you, regardless of where you come from. Living and breathing in a university is its own journey. You’ll walk alongside the local activists, the shy internet guys, the athletic Instagram models, and the, “I […]

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 8, 2018

Last week I talked to Gerard, head of student counselling. I really like Gerard. He’s one of the few staff I’ve interacted with who tries hard to engage with student media, and communicate to students. He always makes time for us to try help us understand the situation around student counselling and student mental health. […]

October 1, 2018

CW: suicide I’m not angry that the uni is changing its name. It doesn’t faze me the slightest. Sure it costs a million dollars (likely more), but the uni thinks it’ll make more money in the long run. I’m inclined to believe them. One thing you can be sure of is that the uni cares […]

September 24, 2018

I read a piece by Rose Lu in the Pantographic Punch recently about the lack of Asian representation in New Zealand literature. She was telling her story, but it somehow felt like my story. I, too, read books to figure out how to interact with the Pākehā world I had found myself in. My school […]

September 17, 2018

Lovely Louise really carried the editing of this edition for us, we can’t take credit — but the Welfare Team is occupying this space because we were the force behind Sex in the Hub. It’s been a bit of a labour of love, but here’s what pushed us to make motions on sexual wellbeing and […]

August 20, 2018

This week Louise is snowed under with a bunch of editorial work and cannot do her editorial letter to all of you readers. So you’re stuck with the person that sits parallel to her in the office and whose job description is so dissimilar that she forgets I work here at times. This week, I […]