Features

14/03/11

Finding food on Kelburn campus can be a chore. The range was never great, but now that a number of favourites—Galleria, Mount Street—have been demolished in favour of newer, more exciting developments, we’re even more pressed for places to source sustenance. Or are we? Food outlets on Kelburn campus seem to be coming and going [...]

14/03/11

The sushi at Shinobi Sushi Lounge on Vivian Street is to die for, and leaves many a foodie fantasising late into the night. It combines Japanese training and traditional cuisine with New Zealand-born staff, as well as some modern twists. New Zealander Jeremy Wilson is chef and one of Shinobi’s owners. Salient sat down with [...]

14/03/11

Mate, I have lived a life of quiet desperation. Sure, I’ve had some financial success (well, more than my mate Matthew—poor bastard thought people would pay to clean their own cars). I made some fucking juice money, even brought out a line of smoothies. But none of this smoothies out the hole in my heart. [...]

08/03/11

If you’ve been observant this semester, you may have noticed a bunch of people running around calling themselves the Science Society. “What’s up with that?”, you may think. Surely science students are too busy setting their eyebrows on fire and wearing sweater vests to find time for social interaction? Besides, I thought they were all [...]

07/03/11

Let’s face it. Teaching would be so much better without any teachers. It sounds really counterintuitive, like a helicopter with bread sticks for rotors, but if you calculate the amount of people that have bitched about their teachers, as opposed to those that think they are the coolest thing since the Fonz, it’s a massive [...]

07/03/11

It’s not the most glamorous of careers, but there are students at Victoria University who consider a career in education to be their calling. You’ll find them, far from the maddening BA crowd, at the College of Education in Karori. Salient explores their motivations to pursue teaching, as well as their thoughts on a profession [...]

07/03/11

I once saw Mark Sainsbury at the San Francisco Bathhouse. Another night, I was watching a bad black metal band at Valve (now Medusa), when John McBeth popped his head in, looked around, and left. At the time, these events were strange. Not that I am in particular awe of these people, but because I’d [...]

07/03/11

Both doctors and teachers serve a vital role in our society, but the outcomes of this belief are vastly different for each profession. Salient looks at the disparity in education, regulation, salary, and societal expectations. Let’s face it: teachers’ training is often negligible. The standard training for a teacher in New Zealand is a Bachelor’s [...]

07/03/11

The School of Radiant Living was a holistic movement in the mid-twentieth-century that was based on principles of nutrition, spirituality and physical well-being. Louise Menzies’ work being exhibited at the Adam Art Gallery, Letters to the Students of Radiant Life, is the Auckland-based artist’s response to the archived material from the School, held at Victoria [...]