Tag: Issue11-2010

24/05/10

World Blood Donor Day 2010 The vampire-crazed fans of Twilight and True Blood who really want someone to take their blood can have their chance as part of World Blood Donor Day. While you won’t be surrendering your veins to a sparkly dead guy, you will be helping the News Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) top [...]

24/05/10

While we all may get a bit of the blues over winter, many of us seem to slip a bit further into depression. Seasonally Affective Disorder (SAD) is more widespread than we may otherwise think, and can be mistaken for exam stress. This disorder comes but once a year, over winter, as we get less [...]

24/05/10

All eyes are soon to be on South Africa. All ears will no doubt hear the extraordinarily irritating sound of the popular vuvuzelas—those long plastic horns that the odd person will have at a Super 14 game to make some noise. They have been so embraced in South Africa that chances are, the majority of [...]

24/05/10

This week, we’re going to turn Faces to Deface into a competition. It’ll be fun. Go on. We want you to download the PDF of Faces to Deface, print it out, deface it, and bring it to the Salient office (Level 2 of the Student Union Building, in the Collins Room). The best entry will [...]

24/05/10

VSM Bill stuck in select committee Just to remind you all, Sir Roger Douglas’ Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill is still lingering around New Zealand student politics like a pungent odour. Stinking up the future of student politics, this bill and the uncertainty for students’ associations is hanging about. If passed, Roger Douglas’s bill [...]

24/05/10

In response to Salient being online this week, this edition of FM, BM Nius is about the different ways you can contact Ngāi Tauira to get your ideas and thoughts about anything and everything to do with Maori students, and how NT can better provide for YOU while you’re here studying at Victoria University. Boring? [...]

24/05/10

Artist:Sleigh Bells Album:Treats Label: (N.E.E.T.) Sleigh Bells is the latest in that unfortunately labelled line of ‘internet-hyped’ bands. A variety of leaked demos have established that Sleigh Bells is basically a pop band, but the one major difference being that these songs are LOUD. As in, official-entry-in-the-noise-wars loud. There are punk elements, hip-hop beats and [...]

24/05/10

Finance reform passes its first reading among serious concerns. The Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Bill passed its first reading in parliament, despite concerns from the Green and Maori Parties that it does not go far enough. The bill is just one part of an extensive package of electoral reforms which also includes [...]

24/05/10

Internet censorship in the 21st century On 13 January this year, a group of Chinese internet users converged on Google’s Beijing headquarters bearing flowers and candles. Google had announced the day before that it would no longer comply with Chinese internet censorship laws—a decision which, the group suspected, would result in a ban on the [...]