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September 17, 2018

While other student associations throw gigs or market days, ours does sex ed. Last Thursday, Kelburn was decked out for “Sex in the Hub”. There were stalls, talk panels, STI testing, an erotica writing workshop, life drawing, and a dance class. It’s the first time VUWSA (or any student association in NZ, for that matter), […]

September 17, 2018

This week, the elevators on Kelburn Campus are back in operation and allowing students to travel between the 3rd and 7th floor without the need for stairs. Students and staff are flabbergasted that the second coming of Jesus Christ has not come prior to the elevator repair. “Honestly, I’m shocked. This whole time I thought […]

September 17, 2018

A Massey University study led by Dr Hayley Denison has revealed that young people in New Zealand under the age of 25 are slow to seek healthcare and treatment for STIs. After surveying nearly 250 clients at a sexual health clinic, the results showed that 40 percent of people surveyed weren’t seeking care for about […]

September 17, 2018

In a recent Nine-to-Noon segment, former Massey University Chancellor Dr Russ Ballard proposed the idea that New Zealand’s eight universities should combine to form a single educational body, known as the University of New Zealand. Dr Ballard said that because New Zealand has a relatively small economy, the current model is not cost-effective, and is […]

September 17, 2018

A quick Google search and “Kylie Jenner Really Doesn’t Care About How Baby Stormi Changed Her Body” is the top hit. Implying that a baby has agency over how its body changes seems kind of weird but okay Kylie, glad you don’t care. We don’t care either. Salient still gives no shits about Kylie Jenner’s […]

September 17, 2018

The Immigration Minister has committed to increasing the refugee quota, with support for an increase of 1500 a year in the current term of Government. Last week in Nauru, Winston Peters contradicted this commitment saying “we never made a commitment to double the refugee quota”. Peters said that New Zealand must improve life for its […]

September 17, 2018

Our attention had been drawn to a radioactivity symbol on a door in the Kirk building. However, a university spokesperson has assured us that the signage is no cause for concern. According to the spokesperson, the waste from scientific experiments is stored in the Kirk building room in shielded containers until the isotopes have decayed. […]

September 17, 2018

There were no grown ups at today’s meeting because our CEO Matt was sick, and our secretary Joseph was away. So the meeting was kind of a shambles. Jack, our treasurer-secretary, was taking minutes. The first thing he asked was if he had to write down who makes the motions (the answer was yes). Within […]

September 17, 2018

Victoria University has begun a new task force to identify lecturers who have consistently ill-designed PowerPoint slides. “Students are struggling to pay attention to slides with no margins, or pink backgrounds,” said Dee Sigma, the leader of the task force. Once identified, target lecturers will be given a series of seminars on appropriate text-to-image ratios, […]