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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 […]

August 13, 2018

You know what people say about travel. “It broadens your mind, you’ll become more learned and generally a better person. Everyone should travel.” But, we’ve debunked that one, right? People are saying “the thing is, only middle-class and rich people can afford to travel. By saying that ‘you become a better person when you travel’, you’re […]

August 6, 2018

Last week we published some disquieting suicide and self harm stats for our halls of residence. While it’s true that RAs don’t get enough training on how to deal with mental health crises, we’re starting to see that lack of training isn’t the full issue. The question really is: why are these crises happening in […]

July 30, 2018

Without our public transport, we’d be pretty fucked. For new arrivals to our city, it’s often the only affordable way to get around. For many students, it’s a staple in our daily commute to and from uni. VUWSA has campaigned since 2013 for Fairer Fares — a 25% discount on our bus fee. That’s five […]

July 23, 2018

Kia ora queers (and others I guess) and welcome to UniQ’s Pride Week 2018! Each year during Pride Week, UniQ swoops over Salient and we sprinkle our magic gay dust over all the content, creating Queerlient. We’re stoked for you to read this year’s issue! It’s full of contributions from the UniQ executive and the […]

July 16, 2018

Hi, we’re Kushali and Ruby, and welcome to the Feminist Issue (one of many, hahahaha… ha). More importantly, happy Women’s Week, everybody. And girl, we have a great week ahead of us — we at the Victoria University Feminist Organisation have been working hard to make sure there is no shortage of activities and opportunities […]

June 5, 2018

I’m deeply in love with Salient’s Opinion Issue. It’s been a proud tradition since 2011 and in this day and age of uncertain job markets and uncertain futures, keeping up traditions is something that brings me great comfort. In his editorial, 2015 editor Sam McChesney said “much like arseholes, opinions are wonderful things that are […]

May 28, 2018

I think the reason that it can be hard to care about sustainability is that the planet seems fucked, and we’re all really scared. We’ve been living with this burden for our whole lives, right? We’re the generation that was taught science in primary school by learning about plastic pollution, animal extinction, and how to […]