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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 19, No. 2. March 10, 1955

Student Facilities: Less Moaning More Action Needed

Student Facilities: Less Moaning More Action Needed

The hardest-thrashed subject of letters to Salient has for years been the lack of student facilities in this college, and the shocking state of the facilities which we do actually possess. All students deplore the conditions under which extra-curricular activities have to be conducted, and wo agree it is high time something was done to improve these conditions.

Little satisfaction has boon obtained by writing bitter letters to Salient, Students' Association finances do not—and cannot—allow for substantial improvements to student facilities at present, apart from contributions to the Student Union Building sinking-fund; and frequent approaches to the College Council have had little result.

So we would suggest a now course of action.

Recent renovations to Salient's office were carried out almost entirely by the paper's staff, with financial aid from the Students' Association. This could provide an example. Less moaning and more action is required.

Much of the work needed on common rooms, gymnasium dressing-rooms, club lockers end other facilities can be done by you, the Student Body, and we believe the College Council may respond much more favourably to concrete proposals along those lines. The necessary finance might then be forthcoming.

It might also be pointed out that the amount of sheer vandalism which is evident, in the men's common room for instance, would not predispose the Council to grant money for improvements unless some now, self-help approach was made by the students.

As a contributor says elsewhere in a different context, "loosen your ties, roll up your sleeves, and get stuck into a concerted effort."

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