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April 19, 2010

No Peace Thru Vandalism Following two separate attacks of vandalism on the Women’s Room in the Student Union, Women’s Rights Officer Caitlin Dunham is asking people to be more aware of what is happening around the campus. The Women’s Room is on the second floor of the Student Union, and is provided as quiet space […]

April 19, 2010

Do your bit for your golden future Just in case you do break the law, Vic students are finding ways to get you out of your public indecency charge. For free! The Wellington Community Justice Project is a student-driven initiative that will provide law students with the opportunity to work with lawyers and gain practical […]

April 19, 2010

Vic Lecturer tells us how it is Fulbright Scholar Dr Jon Johansson, a senior lecturer in Victoria University’s Political Science and International Relations programme, says despite Barack Obama’s historic passing of healthcare reform, the United States is divided like never before, and the president faces a massive challenge in his push for change. Johansson will […]

April 19, 2010

I can’t think of a System of a Down reference The Qualifications Authority is considering replacing University Entrance with a common entry standard for all degrees. Currently there are inconsistencies in degree entry requirements across the tertiary sector. University Entrance is required for people under the age of 20 who want to study at a […]

April 19, 2010

Public calls for clarification and transparency within the ACTA negotiations A four-page document entitled ‘The Wellington Declaration’ has been submitted to the New Zealand negotiators involved in the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) negotiations. ACTA is a plurilateral trade agreement, aimed at minimising the global trade of counterfeit goods. However, statements and leaked documents have […]

April 19, 2010

In the last issue before the break, Salient reported that boxes of spray tan were being handed out free of charge in the quad. Salient can now report that the spray tan was the same spray tan that was delivered in large quantities to VUWSA for Orientation last year. For those curious, the spray tan […]

April 19, 2010

“I love it when my cervical cancer is discunted!”—23-year-old female An email inviting young women to participate in a trial of the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil has been circulated with an unfortunate spelling mistake in the subject line. The email with the subject line “Discunted Cervical Cancer (Gardasil) offer to trial female participants 21-26 years”, […]

April 19, 2010

Get paid to show them how to get it right Students have a chance to win the big bucks telling the government how to spend their money right. The inaugural Alternative Budget Competition, open to all currently enrolled university students, asks teams of students to construct an alternative budget for New Zealand. The wining team […]

April 19, 2010

Postman Pat Scared of Black and White Cat Cat sayz you can’t haz mail It isn’t anthrax or a bomb scare, but an elderly cat that has struck fear in the hearts of postal workers in northern England recently. Following repeated attacks from 19-year-old ‘Tiger’, Royal Mail have suspended deliveries for two weeks to the […]