Features

May 2, 2011

Coco Chanel once said “there is no fashion for the old”. The bright young sparks behind local pop-up shop ‘In Good Company’ are testament to the importance of fresh ideas in the ever-changing world of fashion. As hard as it is to find a job in fashion, up-and-coming designers are making names for themselves in [...]

May 2, 2011

If you’re ever in Narnia, look for the meaning of the term ‘artistic design’ and bring it back. ’Cause it sure as hell isn’t in this world. In the glitzy world of aesthetics, art and design are two aspects that complement each other like rock stars and clean living. When the two are together, it’s [...]

April 11, 2011

Physiotherapy Students at the Victoria Clinic Ever been running late for class and tripped over, or played sport on the weekend and taken a knock to your shoulder—only to give it a rub, ‘walk it off’ and think “it’ll be fine after a day or two”? Then, with the classic Kiwi “she’ll be right” attitude [...]

April 11, 2011

At high school, I had an archenemy— a proper schoolyard nemesis. Man, did we not get on. We locked horns on every single possible issue conceivable; our minds just didn’t want to work together. Although our intense dislike for each other was palpable and ever-present, we were alike on quite a few levels: we were [...]

April 11, 2011

An interview with Rev. Dr Margaret Mayman We all have our own beliefs, whether they’re super evangelical Christian or hardcore atheist. But how do our beliefs impact on other people? Should a religion be able to introduce national law, or should it be kept separate from state issues? What about when those lines blur, such [...]

April 11, 2011

Activism: knowing what you believe in, and doing something about it. This meant a lot to students of our parents’ generation, and they have the anti-Vietnam War movement, anti-nuclear legacy and the Springbok Tour protests to prove it. But what does activism mean to our generation? Salient looks at how we bring about change today. [...]

April 11, 2011

Our personal beliefs play a large part in shaping our decisions and guiding us through life. But how many of our personal beliefs are really our own? Salient chatted with Dr Marc Wilson about the factors which influence our political and religious beliefs. Do parents play a crucial role in determining the political/religious beliefs of [...]

April 11, 2011

When I made the switch from casual vegetarian into strict vegan (which was prompted by the finishing of a fantastic book, Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals), I was born again. For you see, it was just so darned easy to be a vegetarian. I could load my plate at adult dinner parties, skip arrogantly past [...]