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May 24, 2015

Lynx Africa belongs in the bin, not on vaginas Massey’s student magazine MASSIVE is in hot water after being back in print for only four issues. The latest issue of MASSIVE, published on Monday 18 May, has attracted strong criticism from students for the content of its sex advice column, “Ask Guru”. In the column, […]

May 17, 2015

Victoria students remain safe from the scourge of random drug testing, while students down south are not so lucky. Otago Polytechnic is considering extending drug testing to most students and staff, after testing around 100 engineering students earlier this year. Currently, the polytech has a policy of only testing arboricultural students—meaning they can prune, but […]

May 3, 2015

Your teeth are going to be great though Victoria’s law school is clawing back its international rankings, while the law schools at Auckland and Otago have continued to fall. The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Universities Rankings by Subject 2015, released last Wednesday, highlight the top 200 universities around the world for 30 popular subjects. In […]

February 22, 2015

Drivers make cars slower? A driverless Audi TTS named Shelley has outperformed skilled racing drivers in a new Stanford university study.The car was tested against amateur touring class champion David Vodden and when programmed can reach speeds above 190km/h. Scientists have been monitoring drivers’ brain activity via electrodes in an attempt to locate the neurological […]

October 12, 2014

This is the Opinion issue, but this is less my opinion than it is a crowdsourced decision: I’ve been trialling various recipes for chocolate-chip cookies on the Salient office all year (they haven’t minded), and this has, just, proven to be the favourite.

October 12, 2014

FEBRUARY The 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak begins, eventually infecting 7493 people and killing at least 3439 people, the most severe both in terms of numbers of infections and deaths. The Ukrainian parliament votes to remove President Viktor Yanukovych from office, replacing him with Oleksandr Turchynov, after days of civil unrest left around 100 people […]

October 5, 2014

And I Got Appointed to Pubs Comm

September 25, 2014

VUWSA has unanimously voted to withdraw from NZUSA, citing the union’s failure to reform and general poor performance.

September 21, 2014

As part of last Monday’s fee-setting meeting for 2015, changes were made to the fees paid by international students.

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