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April 16, 2018

Hey — I’m Ella, your Wellbeing and Sustainability Officer, and I have had chlamydia. STIs are still one of the ultimate taboo subjects, and I’m pretty tired of it team. I slept with a friend of a friend who told me he was clean when neither of us had a condom. Turned out he wasn’t. […]

April 9, 2018

Kia ora, mabuhay, salut (I still have at least five more ways of saying that)! I am Geo, your campaigns officer. No I am not studying geography or geology (I am doing a conjoint LLB/BA in International Relations & Political Science) nor am I named after the Earth (okay that was corny). Kids in the […]

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 19, 2018

 Welcome everybody to yet another VUWSA column. I’m your Treasurer/Secretary for the year, Jack Donovan, and oh boy what a year already. From O-Week to a student rally , it’s been pretty bloody busy. More importantly though, how are you going? Freshers are entering their third or so week in halls – that weird stage […]

March 12, 2018

Kia ora e te whānau! Simran here. I’m the Academic Vice-President for VUWSA in 2018! This means I am committed to an equitable representative strong student voice. I need your help! You may know about class representatives already, but if you don’t here’s a little break down. Class Reps: Act as a channel of communication […]

March 5, 2018

Kia ora e te whanau! Hope your livers are still in one piece after O-Week and ready to get cranking for Clubs Week! For those who aren’t sure what the hell I’m talking about, Clubs Week is happening on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the Kelburn Hub. Clubs on campus all set up stalls to […]

February 26, 2018

Kia ora e te whānau, e ngā pakeke me ngā tamaiti ki te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui! My name is Tam and I’m the Engagement Vice-President at VUWSA for 2018. This pretty much means that I’m working all year to build a strong community among students through things like: […]

February 26, 2018

Kia ora e te whānau! Ko Marlon Drake tōku ingoa. It’s ya boy, the VUWSA President for 2018. Whether you’re a first year or a returning student, welcome home. I remember my first week of uni. I didn’t attend any of the O’Week events, and didn’t really meet any new people. I went out a […]

October 16, 2017

Well this is it. The last issue of Salient, and the last week of the academic year. Seriously, great job for making it to this point. Whether you’re just about to complete your first year, final, or anywhere in between — tino pai. It’s been a wild ride serving as your President. I could not […]