Opinion

March 23, 2015

“I am constantly tired and wonder if I could be lacking in iron. If I am, what can I do about it and how can I prevent it happening again?”—Alana Yes, Alana—it is absolutely possible that a deficiency in iron is the cause of your tiredness, although obviously there could be lots of other causes [...]

March 23, 2015

A 21-year-old man has been charged with the murder of 20-year-old Massey University student Virginia Ford. The domestic assault took place last Friday after they reportedly had an argument. The two shared a flat in Palmerston North. Massey University are providing counselling and support to their Palmerston North campus as they deal with the shock. [...]

March 23, 2015

We thought we’d give gender stereotyping a whirl this week due to the absence of generalisation in our previous issues. So pull up an office chair or bed as we discuss the only thing that belongs to you in Wellington—your room. When you moved in, you were given a key to a blank room identical [...]

March 23, 2015

Tēna kōutou te iwi o Te Whare Wanaga o Wikitoria. Now that I have got your attention, let me just elaborate on what exactly the media are trying to convey here. Media are the ones who go in for the one dimensional perspective labelling te iwi Māori as all sorts: thieves, child beaters, spongers, druggies. [...]

March 23, 2015

Cost: $16 (1.5L) Alcohol Volume: 14 per cent Pairing: Disappointing quiche and sexist wine (Pete’s Shed, read the label) Verdict: ★★ “Makes you want to take your dentures out” Given that a large proportion of this review was completed while sitting on the floor of a friend’s toilet, we can’t guarantee the accuracy of our conclusions. [...]

March 23, 2015

This editorial was going to be about Natalia Kills and Willy Moon but I’m already tired of that story, as I’m sure you are. Last week Salient covered a story about the gender and ethnic imbalances on University Council. Most of the feedback we’ve received has been very positive. A couple of the letters we [...]

March 23, 2015

I’m writing this at 7:10am; I’ve already been at work for over an hour, out of bed since 4:30am. I work at a gym and have to open it at 6 for all those people who are far too keen to be doing exercise at the most ungodly time of the morning. This means I [...]

March 23, 2015

Congratulations, you’ve successfully made it to Week 4! No more staying up all night to get the best tutorial times. No more awkward icebreakers in every. Single. Tutorial. No more having to try and figure out where that one class is with some bizarre acronym for a location—well, for half a year at least. This [...]

March 23, 2015

Last week as I was writing this column, the full picture of the devastating impact Cyclone Pam had on Vanuatu and surrounding Pacific Nations was still unfolding. My heart goes out to all our family and friends who have been affected. It’s times like these where it’s heartening to see the students, staff and the [...]