Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 11, No. 1. February 27, 1948
At the head of this page appears the names of the people who have compiled this anniversary-cum-retrospective issue and it is due to their very hard work in searching old copies of "Salient" and writing up 10 years of student journalism that you can read something of what has happened during those 10 years. There may be gaps and omissions in the story, but it is certainly not for want of effort and cooperation. "Salient" needs more staff, however, and freshers are especially invited to join and carry on the good work of a decade.
All contributions to "Salient" fall under four headings. 1. Reports by the staff—these may be altered, rejected or rewritten at the subeditor's discretion. 2. Articles contributed without request. These will be printed so long as they remain within the law, are appropriate to a student publication and have a reasonable standard of literacy. Purely literary articles, poems, etc., will be accepted or rejected at the discretion of the Editor. We would sooner publish Shakespeare's sonnets in serial form than some of the trash which has disgraced our pages. 3. Letters. These must be less than 250 words or they will be treated as articles, which may be rejected. ALL letters will be printed. 4. News from overseas exchange. This we consider is of primary importance and will displace articles of less importance.
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As "Salient is larger in size now, we hope that lack of space will not forbid the presentation of anyone's views and that perhaps for once someone may be sufficiently interested to start a controversy or air his ideas through these pages. Don't let idle gossip about "red" bias stop you, for those gossips are taking the easy way out1 and not writing anything at all.