Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 14. July 12, 1939
Most of the suggestions for improving the paper have already been referred to. There were not many of them—an indication that many readers are quite content with things as they are. Several, however, more discriminating in our view, are perturbed by the one-sidedness of the political articles and club reports. Miss Pettit, like Mr. Parker, thinks the only solution is to solicit contributions on controversial subjects. (Our own experience of the excellent response we received for our first issue confirms this.) "Even if the contributions received were not up to the general standard of 'Salient' articles" says Miss Pettit, "they would give a survey of student opinion." Miss Justine Smith does not think that the difficulty would be solved by "A holy alliance of Russian red and Baldwin blue" on the editorial committee. "The committee must work harmoniously to produce a good paper—which implies a degree of unanimity of viewpoint." The only other alternative is "the elaboration of a scheme for amicable alternation in control. The rivalry would be stimulating as appears from recent events". We are quite in agreement, provided that next time the job doesn't fall on us.
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