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June 5, 2018

You study, learn, do an internship perhaps – then you graduate. Want a paid gig? Nah man, but perhaps you can help me on a project and I’ll introduce you to a few guys… Fuck that! Exterior, Melling Station, mid-afternoon I run into the train with a puffy black jacket, which makes me look like […]

June 5, 2018

It’s 2am. A drunken sprawl of words and clothes on the right hand side of my bed. I lay on my bed, feeling like I gave myself excuses for incoherency. Another night with full intention but no method of actualising said desires. I knew all too well what I wanted to write about, how I […]

June 5, 2018

I’ve been thinking a lot about what science means to broader culture today. When I hear people say “I believe in science!” or wearing a “Science! It Works!” shirt, I always want to ask them: What do you mean when you say “science”? What do you think science does? What is your myth of science? […]

June 5, 2018

Why am I petrified at the outset of this article? Why do my hands tremble above the keys, knuckles sweating, joints weak? I think it’s because I am about to be… sincere. That is quite a scary thing to attempt to do in this day and age, to talk seriously about something that you care […]

June 5, 2018

CW: suicide, depression & sexual assault 28/05/2018 Dear Louise, It’s the Opinions issue next week! Awesome. I love hearing what people think. I told my friend this issue was coming up and she said “isn’t every issue of Salient an opinions issue?” — obviously you and I know the difference, but the wider student population […]

June 5, 2018

Originally I wasn’t planning to write an opinion piece at all. It felt a bit greedy to write one when I get an editorial every week. But our designer Ruby said to me, “you’re the editor, you should. I’m doing one even though I can’t write for shit”. And here I am. Guys, I tried […]

May 28, 2018

You stride into Countdown, armed with dual reusable tote bags in your hands and an irrepressible love of the planet in your heart. You’re still a little twitchy from all the fair-trade Peoples Coffee flowing through your veins, which is just as well because you’re going to need caffeine-addled reflexes to polish off your list […]

May 28, 2018

Say what you want about environmentalists, but when it comes to thrift shopping we know our shit. Buying your clothes second-hand saves so many resources it’s unreal, making it a rare ethical lifestyle choice that’s still actually enjoyable (I miss cheese so much you guys). Thrift 5/5 For me, Thrift is king. Hear me out: […]

May 28, 2018

Since I can remember I have always cared about the environment. This dedication probably came from my growing up on a patch of land with a small flock of sheep surrounded by native bush. Like many other New Zealanders, my weekends as a kid were spent riding my bike around the neighbourhood, enjoying the fresh […]