Opinion

October 4, 2015

We’re taking over.      Sam, in the immortal words of Jeff from Survivor, it’s time for you to go. We are about to storm the office like they stormed the Bastille, except with less civil war. We will be clearing out the old pizza boxes and beer bottles, and bringing in flowers, wine and a […]

October 4, 2015

Cost: Quality journalism Alcohol Volume: 12% Pairing: Blood of the workers Verdict: ★★★—“Not rank.” So a while ago, someone inexplicably dropped a bottle of Moët at the Salient office for us. For reasons related to crushing class anxiety, loyalty to Lindauer and drunk forgetfulness, it’s been sitting in Mitch’s room for roughly four months. In our […]

October 4, 2015

Hey Agatha, this guy that I used to get with back in the day and had a full on fling with keeps sending me random, and unsolicited dick pics out of the blue. How can I stop the barrage of bratwurst coming into my inbox? -Sick of Sausage Hey SS, First of all, that guy […]

October 4, 2015

Democratic leader and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton running for President has caused a much-needed discussion about feminism to surface—that is, the concept of corporate feminism. I started thinking about this after hearing someone sarcastically state that Clinton should win the election simply because she is a woman. To be fair, many of the articles […]

October 4, 2015

Last week the University Council voted to raise fees for next year by 3%—the maximum allowed by Government. I spoke and voted against the decision. The increase will add an extra $3.9 million dollars to the collective loan balances of Victoria students. It means that students starting a Bachelor’s degree next year will graduate with […]

October 4, 2015

E ngā reo, e ngā mana, e ngā karangatanga maha o ngā hau e whā, tēnei mātou, ko Ngā Taura Umanga e mihi māhaki ana ki a koutou katoa. In mid July, six members of Ngā Taura Umanga attened the Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa Hui-ā-Tau, the National Māori Accountants Network Conference held in Hamilton. […]

October 4, 2015

This week it’s just Luke at the keys. So to those of you who wait outside Vic House with fiery torches and sharp pointy things, just waiting for us to pass by, we can leave Tom out of it. For a young English boy moving halfway across the world to a foreign country, the New […]

October 4, 2015

The sad reality of university life is that many of us will be faced with disappointing sex. You go to town looking damn fine, meet a hottie and go home with them, expect to have a good shag, but spend the entire time thinking about how completely shit this is and wondering when it will […]

September 27, 2015

Welcome to 2015’s Opinion Issue! But first, an announcement. It’s with an inordinate level of excitement that I can now reveal Salient’s editorial team for next year. I’m thrilled to announce that Emma Hurley and Jayne Mulligan will be co-editors of Salient in 2016. This year as a news reporter, Emma has broken many of […]