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October 7, 2019

  Victoria University halls of residence are set to increase fees dramatically going into 2020, with some going up by as much as $4000 a year. Current annual fees for catered halls in 2019 sit around $14,000. However, fees for catered halls are slated to be approximately $17,000 for 2020. On these numbers, this is […]

October 7, 2019

  Data released to Salient under the Official Information Act shows that the gender disparity in most majors at Victoria University has stayed constant over the last five years.    As reported earlier this year by Salient, the School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) is particularly targeted for under-representation of women. Over the past […]

October 7, 2019

Canta Editor Samantha Mythen said she is “super stoked” that her bid for editorial independence has been formally backed by the University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA) Executive.   In last Monday’s meeting, the UCSA Exec instructed management to “prepare a paper incorporating student feedback for CANTA to become editorially independent and to report back […]

October 4, 2019

CW: death, mention of suicide Salient has received comments from a Residential Advisor (RA) working at Education House when the body of the deceased student was discovered there in January 2018. That RA was the individual who tipped off Salient about the death this week, feeling that they needed to speak out following the recent […]

October 3, 2019

Salient has been informed that a student living in one of Victoria University of Wellington’s (VUW) halls of residence died at the hall in January 2018. VUW confirmed to Salient in a statement that there was “a sudden death” of a student residing in the hall at that time. Coroners told Salient that the case […]

September 30, 2019

Hot Takes is a section where, every two weeks, Rostra (PolSoc’s very own publication) sends out a question 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, “What is the main issue you are voting for in […]

September 30, 2019

  Tom Sainsbury’s appearance in Auckland council voting papers was a shining light of hope buried in a campaign period marred by underwhelming frontrunners, outright racism, and bizzare policy proposals.   However, what may have been considered wholesome, has become a scandal.   In documents leaked to ^Salient last week, it was revealed that the […]

September 30, 2019

  This election cycle, local councillor Chris Calvi-Freeman has found many of his billboards across the Eastern Ward vandalised in an especially disturbing way.    “I found a few hoardings with eyes carved out, it’s really weird. You know, it’s normal to have a few with the odd swastika or graffitti but someone put  real […]

September 30, 2019

  Wellington general elections are here, and, Salient has taken the time to get to know the candidates so you don’t have to! This week, we talk to candidates Don “Newton” McDonald, Diane Calvert, Jenny Condie, Andy Foster, and Norbert Hausberg.   Our interview with Justin Lester and Conor Hill can be found in last […]

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