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October 10, 2011

But at the same time something about it has been troubling me. My complaint certainly doesn’t need to be said, but it feels as if it ought to be at least mentioned, and the final issue seems to be the place to do that. Whenever I read Salient, I tend to encounter students musing upon […]

October 10, 2011

So far, I’ve been pretty slack at representing the diverse range of insects across the globe. So for the very last AOTW of the year, let me present to you the Tarantula Hawk Wasp. This voracious critter gets its name from the way it aggressively hunts Tarantulas. The female hawk wasp injects these spiders with […]

October 10, 2011

It was the eleventh of September, and armed with optimism and dogged determination to do well in the upcoming exams I pledged abstinence from Facebook until the end of exams. Except for some small aching for its constant stimulation in the forms of links, access to friends and to their ‘lives’ I was doing pretty […]

October 10, 2011

‘Occupy Wall St’ is the name given to the demonstrators congregating on Wall St in New York City, in the USA, and has spread worldwide with various demonstrations occurring around the globe. Somewhat confusingly for many, it has no leaders and no single list of demands or requests. What they do all have in common […]

October 10, 2011

I would like to devote this space to outlining some of the reasons why I belong to the relatively new movement on campus known as We Are the University. Principally, I have chosen to be involved with the project out of rational choice. The administrators of VUW, led by Pat Walsh, continue to implement policies […]

October 9, 2011

The Last Issue of 2011 is online in a flashy Flash reader from Issuu for your reading joy.

October 3, 2011

Our Politics Issue is online in a flashy Flash reader from issuu.com for your reading joy.

October 2, 2011

With the most recent Fairfax poll pitting the Green Party to receive ten per cent of the vote, New Zealand’s third-largest party are securing their place as a serious player in the upcoming election. Salient writer Merrin Macleod spoke to Green Party Tertiary Education spokesperson Gareth Hughes about the party’s vision for students. Merrin: With […]

October 2, 2011

Former ACT leader Rodney Hide summed up the ACT Party the best: as a party standing for “individual freedom, personal responsibility…and a quality of life that is the envy of the world”. To a student, that sounds pretty bitchin’. But has ACT managed to maintain this stance in the lead-up to the general election? Salient […]