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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 30, No. 2. 1967.

'Focus' will be incisive and informed

'Focus' will be incisive and informed

Focus, the new NZUSA bi-monthly, is to appear in all New Zealand universities and training colleges after Easter.

Education Minister Kinsella is to be featured in issue one. The editors have dedicated an open letter to him expressing concern about the increasing problems the Universities have in retaining their quality. Prime Minister Holyoake graces the cover, followed by a story on his most recent broken promise.

Designed to cater for all tastes among students. Focus has comment and interpretation on trends in the Arts, University Affairs, Education, New Zealand and International, Politics, Sport and Science.

TV comes in for a close scrutiny with a special article sent by resigned Compass producer, Gordon Bick, from Sydney. He peeks behind the facade of the proposed Independent TV Tribunal, Mr. J. R. Tye, of the VUW English Department, focuses on Educational TV.

. . . says Anthony R. Haas, associate editor of NZUSA'S replacement for Student News.

A new angle on Vietnam is opened, with a discussion of verse and drama as a vehicle for opposing the War in Vietnam. VUW English lecturer Bruce Babbington claims politics and verse do not mix here, and quotes James K. Baxter's efforts as examples.

From the VUW Law faculty Roger Clark writes on student rights under the military service tribunals, and from Canterbury, Student Health Officer Dr. Usher considers some problems of mental health among students.

Trips for student athletes are described as well as notes from each of the country's seven universities which bring readers up to date on the activities of their contemporaries elsewhere.

As the biggest enterprise yet in student journalism, Focus has incisive and informed comment designed not only for a university, but an intelligent reading public as well.