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October 2, 2006 | by  | in News | [ssba]

News In Brief

A CAMPAIGN to fight the ‘silent epidemic’ of Hepatitis C is underway across New Zealand universities, after World Hepatitis Awareness Day last Saturday. The virus, which leads to as many as 25 new infections every week in New Zealand, is virtually an epidemic in injecting drug users under 25 according to the Hepatitis C Resource Centre.

THE WELLINGTON-BASED student accommodation provider EdPAC has made the news somewhere other than Salient, after a number of incidents in an EdPAC owned hostel in New Plymouth. Unable to fill the hostel with students, the company had been advertising rooms to rent for non-students. According to the Taranaki Daily News, one student’s locked room was entered and a computer damaged and another resident, said to be suffering an anxiety attack, threw some of his belongings over a balcony. EdPAC management have refused to comment on the issue.

A FEMINIST library, run by VUWSA Women’s Rights Officer Caroline Prendergast, opened last week. It will be run from the Women’s Room on Tuesdays from 2-3, and is offering a text message service for students who cannot make it during that time. Funded by the VUWSA Trust, the library offers a wide range of feminist titles, from Betty Friedan’s The Feminist Mystique, to collections of women’s journalism.

THE COMMERCE Student’s Association, or VicCom held its Annual General Meeting last week to elect a new executive. With VUWSA executive member Chris Hunt standing down as VicCom President, accounting student Thuan Nguyen was elected unopposed. His only election promise was to bring “sexy back to VicCom”. Twelve students were elected to the executive, with three positions remaining unfilled.


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Nicola Kean: feature writer, philanthropist, womanly woman. Nicola is the smallest member of the Salient team, but eats really large pieces of lasagne. Favourites include 80s music, the scent of fresh pine needles and long walks on the beach.

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  1. Luke says:

    Regarding Edpac, would be great if you guys would publish that the students who wrote the article in the Taranaki Daily News were WITT journo students, who were not an active part of the Edpac student commuity in New Plymouth. Get you facts straight aye!

  2. Rodney says:

    Way to dig up a piddly article from over a year ago to make a piddly little point about a piddly little thing nobody gives three tenths of a fuck about, Luke.


  3. Luke – you’d imagine the writer of the story wouldn’t be an EdPAC resident. That’s what we call ‘conflict of interest’. So what if WITT students wrote a story for the Taranaki Daily News? It’s part of their course requirements. You’re a knob.

  4. Bernard says:

    Why is Salient not italicised in the second paragraph of this article? Sort your shit out Salient!

  5. Rodney says:

    I’M GOIN’


  6. Luke says:

    Laura McQuillan – you knob – you don’t know the half of this story. If everyone got their facts from a student run newspapers, then the world would shit.

  7. Luke says:

    And Rodney, go fuck yourself mate

  8. Luke says:

    It’s not the fact that they wrote the article, it’s the fact that the articles which were a load of full shit, damaged so many peoples lives. But I guess you stupid student journo students and SA fuckwitts wouldn’t give a shit. Stupid commo’s!

  9. Laura McQuillan says:

    Cry me a river, Luke. Maybe you should contact someone with the real story if it pains you so much.

  10. Wee Hamish says:

    Luke, angry at life, lashing out.

  11. Rabid Pragmatic Centrist says:

    Luke had an abortion one night when all he wanted was a whopper with cheese combo, gutted.

  12. Luke says:

    fuck you guys are losers

  13. Mr Magoo says:

    Wow guys, better get down to the Burn unit

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