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February 27, 2012

Something big is happening on the top floor of the Victoria University’s Student Union Building. Largely inactive for the most part of 2011, Vic’s student radio station, the Victoria Broadcasting Club – better known as VBC 88.3FM – is quickly re-finding its feet for a 2012 of apocalyptic pro- portions. Now in its fifth year of […]

February 27, 2012

There are those who wouldn’t care to admit it, but most of us know all the lyrics to their songs. The music of Mt Eden has been taking the world by storm over the past two years, but they’re a lot more homegrown than you might expect. Throw away what you think you know about ‘dubstep’, […]

February 27, 2012

How to ward off those varsity blues. It’s 3 am. You stare at the computer screen with bleary eyes, surrounded by empty beer cans and noodle packets. Your essay is due in the morning, but you haven’t been to a tutorial in weeks. Welcome to the next nine months of your life. Luckily, your friendly […]

February 27, 2012

Salient’s lifespan does not tend to exceed a week. Following distribution on Monday, it’s flicked through once, then discarded in lecture theatres, crumpled in puddles, used to line litterboxes, fashioned into amusing hats. We joke about it serving as a “ready source of free toilet paper” on our Facebook page but, well—we wouldn’t be surprised. […]

February 27, 2012

To acquaint our new students with Kelburn, Victoria University’s largest campus, Salient released veteran correspondent Doc Watson to produce your survival guide to Kelburn Campus. Ah, O Week. That time of the year the new students of Victoria University emerge from the slums of high school life bright-eyed, bushy tailed and ready to take university by […]

February 27, 2012

One does not simply walk into the School of Architecture and Design. The degrees are long; the deadlines large and soon and scary. To cope, you’ll need to work consistently and develop the blasé world view of a creative. Both will require a heavy investment in the campus “scene”. This will be your job for […]

February 27, 2012

Salient considers it our god-given duty to provide the students of Victoria with all the brutal facts about Wellington’s nightlife. So, armed with only a pen and a napkin, Salient sent a crack-squad of its most daring writers into the depraved depths of Courtney Place to bring you, the untainted first year, the unadulterated guide to Wellington’s clubs and bars.

October 29, 2011

On 26 November this year, you will get an opportunity to vote in the referendum on our electoral system. As not all electoral systems are created equal, here are some arguments for why you should vote to keep MMP at the ballot box. Mixed member proportional (MMP)—a parliamentary system in which seats are allocated according […]

October 10, 2011

Two weeks ago, the article ‘Blame the Jews’ written by the self-proclaimed ‘Hawk of Liberty’ ruined my Tuesday. Were Students for Palestine being simultaneously derided as self-righteous-social-justice-pricks and Hamas-terrorist-sympathisers? Yes, and in the kind of paradoxical label combination that would have the likes of Glenn Beck and his ilk frothing in neo-con[sensus]. Ultimately, the most […]