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Author Archive: Salient

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July 29, 2019

    CW: Suicide, Death Hot Takes is a section where, every two weeks, Rostra (PolSoc’s very own publication) sends out a questions to the masses for their takes on them. Rostra gives us three to publish and keeps the rest for their own website. This week, the question was, “Is the End of Life […]

July 29, 2019

DREAM: My dream is that I buried an old woman in my school rugby fields and the police helped me after they saw the hole. Please help   Dear dreamer,  On first glance, for all intents and purposes, I’m going to presume you’re a lousy bastard. But the sheer broadness of the dream is intriguing. […]

May 6, 2019

DREAMER: I was in my late great-grandmother’s room. I sat on her bed with a dark blue, 15 cm horse. The horse was locked in a translucent box; I let it out. Minutes later, the horse was nowhere to be found. Searching all around, I started to panic. I found the horse just outside of the […]

May 6, 2019

Reports have surfaced of increased presence of Far Right activists at the University of Auckland. These students seem to have stemmed from the European Students Association at the university, which has since disbanded amongst allegations of white supremacy. Auckland University PhD student Ti remarked to Salient, “There’s been a slow-building increase in white supremacist presence […]

April 9, 2019

Living in Wellington, we are conscious of the environment. There is a large vegetarian/vegan influence in the city and we can’t escape it. We are constantly reminded that if everyone we knew became a vegan, the environment wouldn’t be in such a bad state.   In the past, ^Salient has published pieces about the use […]

April 9, 2019

DREAM: I was returning from an unknown location when I was confronted by a series of intense fires burning around Wellington’s surrounding hills. Inexplicably I felt these were related to the Christchurch shooting: a kind of terrorist arson. Yet the people I was surrounded by in town were relaxed, while I was anxious. My dream […]

April 9, 2019

Local politics student, Savid Deymour, has publicly declared his desire to contest a fail grade after he forgot to attend the assessment.   The assessment on April 2 required a credible attempt to pass. Passing in itself was a terms requirement.   On that basis, Deymour’s complete failure to even enter the room in which […]

March 11, 2019

DREAM: Dreamt I trimmed my pubes which blocked the shower drain and flooded the house, dream diagnoser pls interpret. Dear dreamer, This dream shows, mostly, a lack of imagination. A near-dead subconscious. Causation is the focus here. You’re repressing or dwelling on parts of your life—the hidden parts, the parts below the belt.   The […]

March 4, 2019

In a controversial decision, Minister of Internal Affairs Tracey Martin has deferred a bill to modernise the Births, Deaths and Marriages Act.   The bill includes a simplification of the process to change the recorded gender marker on birth certificates. The bill had been hotly debated in recent months due to these provisions, which are […]

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