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Opinion

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 26, 2018

Connection. Connection is a sense of  belonging. Connection is uniting as one. Connection is our history. Throughout the Pacific there is an unseen connection that ties us all together. It’s like a single strand of thread, weaved into one to make a beautiful mat. Like a single drop of water brought together to create a […]

March 26, 2018

We had a rally! The “March on Midland” happened last week – there was a lot of chanting, yelling, and swearing as we let out our emotions towards sexual violence (it’s bad!). Huge moment for students, as we saw the rest of New Zealand wake up and listen to us for a hot minute. But […]

March 26, 2018

CW: Sexual violence. We’ve done a lot of work around sexual assault and harassment lately. We’ve launched the Don’t Guess The Yes campaign, brought Thursdays in Black to our campus in a really creative way, and last week we fully did a march from Law School to Midland Park, outside the Russell McVeagh offices. If […]

March 26, 2018

What is disability? Sometimes the answers to questions we have can be hard to find. Spending hours putting keywords into google with no intelligible response can be frustrating and fruitless — especially terms like disability, which encompasses a diverse range of impairments. Here at Victoria, Disability Services uses this definition: “We view disability as a […]

March 26, 2018

The six week dip : is it real and what to do about it Every year, I hear students saying that this year things will be different, that they are feeling hopeful and positive, that they will keep up with their workload, and  attend every class. I see them a month later, looking stressed and […]

March 26, 2018

Students, for better or worse, are known for their propensity to get stupidly plastered on the cheapest shit possible. This is usually the assumption upon which any discussion of alcohol in Salient takes place. However, CB Black’s seminal “Wine: to be drunk intelligently”, published in Salient in March 31, 1965, stands apart from this debauchery. […]

March 26, 2018

Going to Heaven for all of eternity seems like it would be pretty great. In fact, it seems so awesome that any finite sacrifice I could make during my life would be worth it if it meant I got to go to Heaven. Given that, why don’t I make the finite sacrifice of choosing to […]

March 26, 2018

Talofa lava! Malo e lelei! Ni sa bula Vinaka! Kia Orana! Gud de tru olgeta! Malo Ni! Fakaalofa lahi atu! Mauri! Warm Pacific greetings! Super late to the game, but a warm Pacific welcome to all our new and returning students. You’ve done yourself a solid by choosing the best university in NZ! So, congratulations! […]