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October 15, 2007

This week you are holding the last Salient of 2007, where we summarise the highs and lows of the Salient year. My vision for Salient was always to increase the level of radicalism, and while I know that’s meant at times it’s been a serious read, I don’t apologise.

October 8, 2007

At 4pm today, the University Council is meeting to decide how much they can raise your fees by, and while that might not be of much interest (judging by the numbers who responded to the online poll on the Salient web site, 61 at last count), it should be. Because it affects you all.

October 1, 2007

Last week, a number of concerns were raised by the A-Team and the returning officer Andrea Reeves over the way Salient covered the elections. We were alleged to have broken the VUWSA constitution, to the point where it was likely to influence votes.

September 24, 2007

In 1957, writing on the state of his times, American Norman Mailer penned a message that has perhaps more relevance now, in modern day New Zealand than it ever did for 1950s America.

September 17, 2007

Wandering through the university you may have noticed the writing is on the wall…floor and web. Yes, those posters and counter posters and chalked walkways mean that campaigning for the VUWSA elections has begun.

September 12, 2007

Applications are now open for the position of SALIENT EDITOR 2008! Are you open minded, creative and verbose? Do you have an eye for detail, a feel for students’ interests and low overheads? Would you like a real, tangible, paper and ink proof of a year’s hard slog? Apply to edit Salient 2008! This is […]

September 3, 2007

Looking over the flood of letters sent in over the last six issues concerning Perigo, the adage that students are apathetic could be a dying tradition. Exactly why it has taken a self confessed “libertarian rationalist” to bring out more debate than in any other column this year may have something to do the ideas […]

August 13, 2007

Last week several media producers wanted to talk to me. They wanted to know why we wrote an article on how to rip WINZ off. Problem is, we didn’t.

August 6, 2007

In the heyday of the Middle Ages, a form of slavery called serfdom gripped Europe. While that may initially appear to bear no relevance today, if we can believe what we read in the newspapers, then it appears we too are heading down a new road to serfdom.

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