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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 14. July 12, 1939

Dr. J. C. Beaglehole

Dr. J. C. Beaglehole.

The main thing in University journalism is that it should be alive. It can't be alive without a series of rows, and the noise of battle which surrounds "Salient" is therefore a healthy sign. It should also, I think, be in a broad sense political. If it is to have any relevance to life in our time—and in our time academicism and private jokes would be sterile and intolerable. This need, too, "Salient" answers. It should be indignant, and "Salient" is sometimes indignant. On the other hand, I should like to see the paper more consistently grappling with books, pictures, music, and with the problems of the University; also (as I demand a lot) I should like to see it play the fool a bit more often; also I should like to see some of its poets try the effect of rhyme.