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October 16, 2007 | by  | in Online Only | [ssba]

The end.

Well, here’s the final of very few blogs by me this year. I had great plans to begin with, but then got a bit busy, and a bit lazy, so it never really eventuated.

I haven’t actually seen the final issue of Salient – no reason to go up to Uni this week, so hopefully someone will bring me a copy. I hear the centrefold is the best part.

It’s been a great year of ups and downs at Salient. Unfortunately we were never enjoined (as was the dream), but there was plenty of fun along the way.

Thanks to the kids in the office late on a Thursday who churned out an issue every week: Steve, Nick, Tony, Tristan and Matt P especially.

A big thanks to Grant who left Salient halfway through the year. I wouldn’t have lasted so long had it not been for your giant-moth-catching skills (after you left we never had another giant moth!!). And to his replacement Tony, who made the office so much fun with his positivity and never-ending singing and dancing. You’re a star.

High-five to Nicola Kean – as I said at the ASPAs, she taught me everything I know. Thanks for all your help and support over the past two years.

Jon McQueen – for entertaining us, getting me in to all the hot parties and for being an awesome Advertising Manager (and thanks for the coffee you bought me last week!).

A big thanks to all the news volunteers this year, especially Seonah, Jenna, James and Laura, especially those to whom I delegated the duty of interviewing the Returning Officer :S

Cheers also to the exec for making it such a lively year for Salient‘s news section, and to the VUWSA staff for all their help and support. Special thanks to Clelia for helping me win an award!

Who else? Probably heaps of people. Thanks to Connie for bringing us baking, Stacey for being my tag-team-mate, The VBC kids for being cool and letting me and Stacey do a show, all those who gave me journalistic/legal/Constitutional advice (Alex, Graeme and NZPA especially), whoever washed the dishes (I know I never did it) and anyone I forgot.

Chur, and study hard,
Award-winning journalist Laura McQuillan (soon to be B.A.)


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With her take-no-prisoners, kick-ass attitude, former News Editor Laura McQuillan adequately makes up for her lack of stature. Roaming the corridors (and underground tunnels) of the University by day, and hunting vampires and Nazi war criminals by night, McQuillan will stop at nothing to bring you the freshest news.

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  1. I blogged. Just so everyone knows.

  2. Nick Archer says:

    I did the dishes, each Sunday would pop up to Salient to write New Media column and did dishes then as I was too tired to do it at end of production night (waste of time washing them before production night as they pile up quickly) luckily washing coffee cups are EASY as there are no food scraps… Yep, it’s a thankless job, Nigel Mander (the VUWSA President who got rolled in the early 90s) started off by washing the Salient dishes for six months, strange how you can rise in student politics up here, maybe a lesson for the A-Team next year (wash VUWSA’s dishes and things might progress from there)!!

    Anyways, like everyone else big thanks all around to everyone at Salient, those who volunteered, angry tuiheads, those who read it and even those who criticise it – read through any other student mag in NZ and there are NEVER hate letters, Vic is political and it comes with the territory at Salient (every editor and some of the writers get it every year)…

    Good luck to next year’s editor and everyone else next year…

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