Opinion

May 3, 2015

Now that we are an established weekly addition to Salient, we feel we have earned the right to do what we have longed for since the beginning—rip on Psychology for all its worth. Here we go. Like us, you probably thought taking PSYC121 would set you on a journey toward understanding people better and eventually [...]

May 3, 2015

The cost of silence On Tuesday afternoon last week a lot of your money was pointlessly wasted. Academic Board, the body legally responsible for ensuring the academic integrity and quality of this university, met to discuss, debate and approve a raft of proposals for new masters, programmes of study, changes to statutes and various other [...]

May 3, 2015

My name is Rory McNamara and I am VUWSA’s Clubs and Activities Officer for this year. I believe Vic should be a community that we all love and are proud to be a part of. I love engaging with students and hearing your feedback about what you love or hate about university, so come and [...]

May 3, 2015

It’s the first lengthy discussion of our regimented eating habits for the year. We are all flatting for the first time and happily naïve about the logistics of being budget consumers. All going well, timetable all sorted, until one flat-member declares they don’t eat onions, butter, white bread and canned tomatoes. Because this request cut [...]

May 3, 2015

I compete in the NZIFBB bodybuilding competitions and as of a week ago I’m back into prep-mode for the Wellington Champs in September, which means I’m back into diet-mode. Yaaaaaaaaaay. Who can’t get excited about eating chicken and broccoli multiple times a day and giving up most ways of adding flavour to food for nearly [...]

May 3, 2015

I’m a dick when it comes to food. I’ve always been deeply opposed to the idea of cooking, simply because I’d much rather be doing something important like lying down. Lately I’ve taken to using “the time pressures of a full time job” as my go-to excuse for buying pizza or cooking/reheating nachos for the [...]

May 3, 2015

An unsettling shroud of silence hangs over the Latino community in America. Last week a study found that over 50 per cent of Latino immigrants living in America know a domestic violence victim and at least one in four know a victim of sexual assault. What the interviewees all had in common was a belief [...]

May 3, 2015

Cost: $8 Alcohol Volume: 13% (7.7 standard drinks) Pairing: Roti Chenai, a Grindr obsession, regret. Verdict: ★★½ “It wasn’t the worst thing I have ever had in my mouth.” While Lydia suns it up on Waiheke Island (it’s raining so we get the last laugh), I, with the help of a few friends after a messy [...]

May 3, 2015

For such a conservative show, The Bachelor had us looking toward the future more than we might have imagined this week, and boy was it bleak. The future isn’t something that figures too prominently in our Riddiford Street shit-den, but there we were—two pallid idiots contemplating what lies ahead. Listen, readers: we know what you’re [...]