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September 24, 2018

In a recent survey to university clubs, 62% of respondents believed that the administration of clubs on campus should go to VUWSA. Currently, the university manages clubs through Victoria Recreation. Overall, 39% of Vic’s 174 clubs responded to the survey. Clubs and Activities officer, Connor MacLeod, said that “it’s clear that there is a mandate […]

September 24, 2018

CW: Attempted suicide, miscarriage *names have been changed for privacy When Sam* returned from the hospital after her attempted suicide, she did not expect Cumberland Hall’s response, which was to kick her out. She and her father, who had flown to Wellington to be with her, met with the hall manager. The hall manager, after […]

September 21, 2018

On Wednesday, Grant Guildford told Salient that the management team will move forward with the name change, despite student objection. Grant said they decided it is the best move for the universities’ future. “It’s controversial and it’s painful, but we’ve got to get it right,” said Guilford. The name change will be discussed in the […]

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 […]