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October 15, 2018

This month, for the seventh straight month in a row, the latest climate change report has been released to remind us that we’re fucked if we don’t act now. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their report last Sunday that explains how much global warming is actually “not here to play your little […]

October 15, 2018

White North American girls across Wellington have joined to form a “Spring Solidarity” support group, to cope with missing autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. The group meets in Starbucks every Tuesday afternoon to sip pumpkin spice lattes and flip through Instagram photos of their antipodal friends. “#decorativegourd, #fallenleaves, #octobervibes…I’m missing out on all of that,” […]

October 15, 2018

Kylie Jenner and her baby are “on a roll”, a line Salient has shamelessly stolen from Us Weekly. Salient would hereby like to acknowledge the debt we owe to Kylie Jenner and the publications that cover her continuing existence and that of the baby. Though we do not care about the baby for itself, the […]

October 15, 2018

A council source who wishes to remain anonymous, but let slip that their name rhymes with “Bustin Kester”, has recently contacted the Salient offices to inform the editorial staff that the destruction of Len Lye’s sculpture was actually a savvy display of council funded performance art. The sculpture, which at the time of installation cost Wellington […]

October 8, 2018

Kylie Jenner “shares” her baby Stormi with her boyfriend, according to a report Salient would fervently deny reading if we were ever asked. This raises more questions: does Kylie consider her baby an object that can be shared? Is the baby just an accessory that allows her to #stayrelevant? Salient would like to answer these […]

October 8, 2018

One Victoria student has taken an innovative approach to improve his class attendance. Rhett Shannon, a commerce student, once lived semi nocturnally: he rarely woke before noon, and tended to stay up working until the early hours of the morning. “It’s the illicit connotations of 2am that really get me going,” he told Salient. “On […]

October 8, 2018

New Zealand’s most anticipated election/reality show/meme war is back for another year, and it’s up to voters to decide who’s at the top of the pecking order. It’s the moa the merrier in 2018, with 61 birds to choose from. Kererū appears to be at beak performance, leading the flock with over 2000 Facebook followers. […]

October 8, 2018

Worldwide, the adolescence of today – so called-millennials – are criticized for being too lazy, materialistic, shallow, and frivolous. In particular, comments about youth spending habits on brunch, technologies, and drugs have been widely publicized. However, recent studies have shown that the majority of those comments come from over-50s who were, at the time of […]

October 1, 2018

For students, it’s important to have a healthy work-life-study balance. This can be challenging, but students of VUW rise to the occasion. Salient talked to several students about how they balance their various responsibilities. “It’s really important to me to make sure that my job doesn’t take away from my study,” said Emerald McMatthews. As […]