Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 19, No. 1. March 2, 1955
What To Read?
What To Read?
Dear Sir,—"Salient" policy has often been the centre of heated disputes. We understand, however, that it is, so fur as the Editor permits, an organ of student opinion. It contains reports of student activities cultural and sporting, advertisements for club meeting, etc. But this is just the official shell on which is expended much money and labour. A university paper must be something more. For the past year or so "Salient" has noticeably lacked the vim and vigour of earlier Issues. Controversy such as it has been was petty and trifling and the general standard of writing low. We, the students, can only blame ourselves. College news and social chit-chat we must have, but for sixpence a copy we want something worth reading.
Faculty items of academic interest nay help, and how about some comment or discussion on international affairs? We hear that NZUSA Congress resolved that Associate membership of IUS was desirable as a help In world student relations. Could "Salient" give us more information on IUS?
The situation in South East Asia, the recent Indecent Publications Amendment Act, the coat of living, the lack of student bursaries and accommodation, Social Credit, juvenile delinquency. State aid to private schools surely provide material for a university newspaper.
We could of course interview Chips Rafferty or discuss the significance of neo-surrealist resurgence.
[Article on IUS follows In next issue the items you mention do interest the Editor but not apparently the student body—opinions of readers are invited on this matter an the paper must be Hold as well as written; we were not aware of a neo-surrealist resurgence—perhaps "Hopeful" will later give his or her impressions of the movement.—Ed.]