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March 1, 2010

iCouple’s iMarriage Now married in the eyes of Jobs We have found the world’s biggest Apple fancouple. On the stroke of midnight on Valentine’s Day, Josh and Ting Li, wearing full wedding regalia, their pet shiba inu, Shio, and 20 guests walked down the glass spiral staircase at the Fifth Avenue Apple store in New […]

March 1, 2010

Woody Allen to shvitz Peak Twilight stupidity has been reached, thanks to some tween from middle America. Upon reading of fellow fangirl Kayla Patterson’s formal complaint to Universal Studios over the ‘similarities’ between the studio’s film The Wolfman and Stephenie Meyer’s ‘classic’ series, Ruthie Ginsberg (14, Virgo, ‘It’s complicated’) took Twilight obsession to its natural […]

February 22, 2010

Student journalists “distraught” Education Minister Anne Tolley had the tertiary education portfolio taken off her hands in a Cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister John Key last month. Steven Joyce took over as Minister of Tertiary Education, reportedly to allow Tolley more time to focus on the implementation of the controversial national standards for literacy and […]

February 22, 2010

The line between social networking and social OCD seem to be getting blurred, with the latest fadsite FourSquare. FourSquare is a location-based social networking site that lets a user share their location, by ‘checking in’ every time they arrive at a new location. Users earn badges for checking in at various locations. Those participants that […]

February 22, 2010

Promptly plots tweaking student loans and allowances, maybe Prime Minister John Key has signaled action will be taken to address the “increasingly urgent problems” in the tertiary education sector in his statement to parliament earlier this month. Key said there “is no more important area for reform than education”, and indicated the student loans and […]

February 22, 2010

Delegates of the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) descended upon Wellington in late January for their first conference of the year. Under the watchful gaze of newly elected Co-Presidents David Do and Pene Delaney, members of students’ association executives from across the country mixed, mingled, ate, drank and discussed the pressing issues likely […]

January 28, 2010

STUDENT JOURNALISTS “DISTRAUGHT” Education Minister Anne Tolley has had the tertiary education portfolio taken off her hands in a cabinet reshuffle by John Key this week. Steven Joyce would take over as Minister of Tertiary Education, reportedly to allow Tolley more time to focus on the implementation of the controversial national standards for literacy and […]

October 14, 2009

UPDATE! VUWSA President Jasmine Freemantle has confirmed that the motion, “That VUWSA actively supports the Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill,” is void following yesterday’s Student Representative Council (SRC) meeting. Freemantle told Salient this morning (Thursday) that the VUWSA solicitor “has confirmed that the motion was void. “The meeting was closed, and as outlined in […]

October 12, 2009

A 24-year-old soon-to-be-former news editor of an award-winning student magazine has strategically placed a photo of his mother’s cat in his news section for the sole purpose of strategically placing a photo of his mother’s cat in his news section. Michael Oliver, the News Editor of Salient, quantifiably the best student magazine in New Zealand, […]