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Opinion

October 8, 2018

Sometimes you get so caught up talking about mental health and wellbeing you forget your own! I’ve had a stressful week and have dropped my column, but it’s all good because reprioritizing is all part of good self care. I still love you. And I still love Salient.

October 8, 2018

This week marks the spookiest (and best) month of the year. Despite the insistence of my friends that Halloween “is not a real holiday”, it remains undoubtedly my favourite annual festivity. Maybe it’s because I’ve indulged in one too many Tim Burton films. Maybe it’s due to its synonymity with “Basic Bitch” culture — a […]

October 8, 2018

Who are some of the greatest athletes of all time? Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Roger Federer — the usual clichés? Fair enough. These individuals have redefined what it means to play sport. But there’s a fundamental flaw in this list. These athletes are all male. So how about the women? Sport is so often compared […]

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

Student Health needs your help Student Health provides approximately 40,000 appointments per year to over 12,000 students. We are always looking to enhance our service to you and use resources most effectively. As we enter one of our busiest times of the year, there are a few things that you can do to help us […]

October 1, 2018

What if the universe were infinitely large? More specifically, what if there were infinitely many people (or agents relevantly similar to us) in the universe? This possibility raises a number of difficult philosophical problems. In this edition, I outline a paradox that arises in infinite universes. The philosopher Caspar Hare, who has written about the […]

October 1, 2018

The structure of student politics at Vic used to be quite different. From the 1966 until about 2012, VUWSA policy was set at meetings of the Student Representative Council. SRC was comprised entirely of students, and any student could initiate a motion at one of its meetings throughout the year. If someone else seconded the […]

October 1, 2018

Taken from my Facebook HI VUW FRIENDS! Quick word on the NAME CHANGE! While it feels like the decision has already been made, you can still make your submission by sending a letter to the Minister of Education. VUWSA will be making a submission to the Minister as well reflecting the views of our student […]

October 1, 2018

Flatbread sits at a comfortable midpoint between cost, effort, and taste. When a whole bag of flour is $2, making weekly batches of flat bread is an essential way to cut your grocery bill down. Apart from costing next to nothing, it goes along well with late winter soups and curries. Start to finish, the […]