Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 4, No. 2. March 26, 1941
Amazing and astounding it is to see and to realize the disgraceful and shameful lack of 'Varsity spirit existent within the doors of old Victoria. Criticism of this and that is rampant—the majority of Student Association fees are parted with most begrudgingly. "What do I get out of this?" is the general enquiry. If only these same critical students possessed a little more "esprit de Victoria," and participated in a few student activities, interested themselves in College affairs, and in general tried to use as much of the £1/5/- as possible, it would quickly become obvious for what purpose the money is used.
The discontent in connection with student activities is deplorable, although obviously, much of it is well merited. For instance, grass tennis courts appear to be rapidly developing from the asphalt surfaces; "Salient" itself is a poor and miserable scrap of paper.
"Salient" has a reputation—such a reputation that the greatest difficulty indeed was found in finding subscribers for the 1941 issues. Instead of this passive discontent, why don't students stir themselves to an active participation in College activities., Blast hell out of "Salient"—not by sneering underhandedly in the common room, but with fiery rhetoric in its very columns.
How many attended the Students' Association meeting on Thursday night? Voice grievances at meetings specially for the purpose, and show that you are definitely anxious to better them.
Now is the time and the responsibility, the students'.