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May 17, 2010

A new ‘40-point drinking plan’ has been floated to deal with Scarfie alcohol abuse. The plan is the product of a $40,000 year-long trip to the US by OUSA Events Manager Vanessa Reddy. Reddy toured dozens of major US universities, investigating how different campuses have tackled the problem of student drinking. Ideas from Reddy’s plan […]

May 17, 2010

Don’t get paranoid… but that could actually be a cop hiding in that tree over there. And yes, they might be filming you. While currently only underway in the Central Region, those cops might be hiding behind Wellington trees any day now. The clandestine cops are part of Operation Centreline, aiming to cut down road […]

May 17, 2010

I would like to know why some people run for the exec. They seem less than enthusiastic about anything they do, and are woefully under-prepared at every opportunity. While I only made it to half of the exec meeting this week, it really was just more of the same. Things are a lot more organised, […]

May 17, 2010
May 17, 2010

In a move that has left international commentators stunned, party leaders Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg have agreed to share the role of Prime Minister. The decision came late last week following a meeting held by the three politicians at 10 Downing St that insiders have described as a “slumber party”. There has […]

May 17, 2010

Anal Eel Insertion Kills Man. Yup. A man in the Sichuan province in China has died after an eel was ‘placed’ inside his rectum by his ‘friends’. The eel subsequently died, but not before causing fatal internal bleeding. The 59-year-old man was taken to a local hospital, complaining of unexplained abdominal, and anal, pain. According […]

May 17, 2010

Design competition! Win $750! (in book vouchers or technology *cough*) Heads up to all those awesome visual designers out there! Te Pātaka Kōrero—A.K.A. the library—will soon be unveiling their new Māori and Pacific Collections space on Level 2, but before that happens, they’re in need of a new design for book spine labels that will […]

May 12, 2010

Victoria University will not accept any new domestic admissions in 2010 following a decision made by the University Council today. The decision was made after student numbers were predicted to reach 110 per cent of the cap funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). The resolution means that no new students, with a few exceptions, […]

May 10, 2010

An audience of delighted students and Salient staff were enthralled by VUWSA President Max Hardy’s catwalk debut last week. Hardy, a natural on the catwalk, strutted his stuff to Rihanna’s ‘Rude Boy’, dancing along with his signature finger-point moves. As part of International No Diet Day celebrations, Hardy opened the “Love Your Body” fashion show. […]