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Opinion

March 20, 2017

You said I was “third world” When I couldn’t spell right And you shipped me your left-over mutton flaps To say “congrats on your plight!” You said I was different And then asked me what the difference was You proceeded to pity me when I shrugged, “just because…”   You said I was “third world” […]

March 20, 2017

Massive shout out to the wāhine toa from Wellington Girls’ College who single-handedly mobilised hundreds of Wellingtonians to protest at the steps of Parliament on Monday afternoon. The protest was aimed at bringing attention to pervasive rape culture within New Zealand high schools and how this affects how (mainly) young men interact with other people. […]

March 20, 2017

You will have heard it a few times in your first couple of weeks of class: “Now who wants to be the Class Rep?” Hopefully this was preceded by a case made for the critical importance that Class Reps play in determining the quality of your education and experience. If not, here’s an attempt to […]

March 20, 2017

The words “renting crisis” have been thrown about a fair bit over the last few weeks. But do commentators and politicians get what this actually means for students and other renters struggling to find a place to live?

March 20, 2017

“Enough, with the femmo propaganda bullshit Sash.” Ye okay; I intended to give y’all just the tip last week but I really did go balls deep into that one, sorry team. What can I say? I’m an avid SJW and I take pride in my work. Lighter topics! Politics! Have you ever extensively hypothesised over […]

March 13, 2017

Hydrogen: Now Metal as Fuck Welcome to Super Science Trends! Where we see what’s new in science and prepare you for the technological advances you can expect in the coming years. So when you get out of university and find a robot has taken your job, don’t say we didn’t warn you! As befitting the […]

March 13, 2017

E rere kau nei, mai i te kahui maunga ki Tangaroa. Ko au te awa. Ko te awa ko au. Nei ra tāku mihi maioha ki a koutou e hoe ana tō waka ki tēnei whare wananga o Te Upoko o te ika a Maui, ōtira ki Te Tumu Herenga Waka. Nāu mai, piki mai, […]

March 13, 2017

Thank you to those who visited our table at Clubs Week, it was refreshing to meet you in person rather than over email. It was made apparent that there are many who are unaware of the other two branches of the Salient brand: FM and TV. Salient, though predominantly print, also produces online videos and […]

March 13, 2017

Overcoming Orientation Blues Leaving home was one of the most nerve-wracking experiences of my life. As an international student, I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed when I first got to uni. The week before classes started, we had Pasifika Orientation. There were a lot of students there and I felt a bit nervous. I wasn’t […]