Opinion

July 12, 2015

Let’s do something which, if you went to a school like we did, was brought up in assembly at least three times a week. So log on and let us talk about Mark Zuckerburg’s little semen child, Facebook. It seems that the current Facebook climate consists of a bunch of shit smeared across our news […]

July 12, 2015

Hello everyone. Before we start, I just wanted to say, hello. Glad you’re still here. Things got a bit dark toward the end of last semester, what with the lack of puzzles and the shit editorials and the general carnage that ensued. But now Salient is eager and fresh: fresh ideas, fresh energy, fresh puzzles, […]

July 12, 2015

Sexism in academic fields such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is no new thing, but rarely has it been so obvious than when Nobel prize-winning scientist Tim Hunt remarked that women are a distraction in these fields. This comment resulted in a huge media storm charged by the outrage of women working in […]

July 12, 2015

Welcome back to the second trimester for those that decided to come back, and for new students, welcome to Victoria! Over the break some good and bad things happened—the Uni has proposed a model for Uni Council that largely ignores student feedback and could silence genuine student concerns. On the positive, after years of campaigning, […]

July 12, 2015

I once spoke to a guy on Tinder using only Taylor Swift lyrics. Apparently, it’s pretty easy to seduce someone by saying “You look like my next mistake”. Another time, I got asked to have an orgy with a guy, his girlfriend, and his mate. And then there’s the time I matched with a goat. […]

June 1, 2015

Cost: $8.99 Alcohol Volume: 9.5% (5.6 standard drinks) Pairing: Vietnamese, nostalgia, solemn undertaking to never again start drinking at 4pm Verdict: ★★★½ “I’ve definitely had more disgusting drinks than this. But I’ve also had much better drinks than this.” The night started with such promise. Over bad roti and good Vietnamese at Capital Market (the food […]

June 1, 2015

Hi, Tom here. I’m starting the first paragraph alone because Luke just left the room because we both think he just shat himself. There’s something dead living up there and it’s not his sense of humour; who knows where the fuck that is. Anyway, we thought that it was time we reflect on our performance […]

June 1, 2015

“Shoot for the moon; even if you miss you’ll land among the stars” Right now, I’m sitting in front of my screen, staring at this column, half a sentence in thinking “man I should have started this yesterday”. You can probably empathise with this a lot. Technically this was due a couple of days ago […]

June 1, 2015

I love arriving at work, walking down the stairs of the Student Union Building, and seeing a wee queue of people waiting to donate blood. This selfless act takes only a few minutes, but can save up to three lives. New Zealand needs 3,000 donations each week to meet the needs of the health service—that’s […]