Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 5. 1965.
"... that hard students are commonly
troubled with gouts, catarrhs,
rheums, cachexia, bradypepsia, bad
eyes, stone, and colick, crudities,
oppilations, vertigo, winds, consumptions,
and all such diseases as come by
overmuch sitting; they are most part
lean, dry, ill coloured, spend their
fortunes, lose their lives, and
all through immoderate pains, and
extraordinary studies." Thus spake
Robert Burton* in 1660—how little
have times changed since! But there
is one, at least, brightness in the students
firmament, this being the VUW Coffee Bar,
which may have modified Burton's view
had he lived three centuries later, and which
will help to combat those diseases
contracted through immoderate pains and
extraordinary studies, even if it does
nothing for those caused by overmuch sitting.
Try it anyway — open from 7.0 till
10.30, Monday to Friday, and situate
opposite the StudAss Office at the
East end of the Student Union Building.
* The Anatomy of Melancholy, Vol. 1.