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October 15, 2018

And just like that we made it to the end of the year. This is my last column as President, and it’s going to be a squishy emotional one. I’m going to give some thanks. Thanks to my flatmates, Eliza, Jenni, Carter, Tim, and then from my second flat Olly, Cole, and Sophie. You have […]

October 8, 2018

Sometimes you get so caught up talking about mental health and wellbeing you forget your own! I’ve had a stressful week and have dropped my column, but it’s all good because reprioritizing is all part of good self care. I still love you. And I still love Salient.

October 1, 2018

Taken from my Facebook HI VUW FRIENDS! Quick word on the NAME CHANGE! While it feels like the decision has already been made, you can still make your submission by sending a letter to the Minister of Education. VUWSA will be making a submission to the Minister as well reflecting the views of our student […]

September 24, 2018

This week’s theme is “looking back”. I’m a real badass, and a rule breaker, so instead I’m gonna look forward. What the fuck am I doing next year? I’m halfway through my degree and I decided to take a year off to VOLUNTARILY do full time work? WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? Why on Earth […]

August 20, 2018

I’m somewhere around 2 metres tall and I absolutely love basketball. That makes me a bit of a cliche, but it also gives me an advantage in a game I really love. I’ve been shooting hoops since I was a kid, and I played in high school for a couple of years. I wanted to […]

August 13, 2018

This week’s theme is travel. Travel is a cool word, it’s something that everybody wants to do in some way. It’s the most natural instinct we have. We can travel to the movies for that feeling like we’re going to an event, or we can travel to Europe and chill in a new city. I […]

August 6, 2018

Last Tuesday eight students, including myself, sat down around a table and had a chat about our mental health. It wasn’t a group counselling session, but rather a discussion and then decision to finally do something about this issue. You probably hear about “mental health” a lot. One of the things I can’t stand is […]

July 30, 2018

We’re absolutely whizzing into semester 2, and what a semester it’s proving to be. The exec has put many hours into planning the next couple of months, and we’re excited to be getting started. Here’s a very narrow update of the mahi. After the March on Midland, we established a working group of five law […]

July 23, 2018

I have an interesting problem that pops up quite a bit in my job — I’m not fully comfortable speaking on issues that don’t reflect my experience. A big focus of mine is trying to get people who want change into the room themselves, but this is not always possible. When it comes to issues […]

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