Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 14. July 12, 1939
Opinions on what are the best and the worst features in the paper seem to differ considerably according to the views of the contributors. The political and cultural articles find most favour with Mr. Coddington, and Miss Pettit likes politics too. Mr. Barker mentioned the symposium on jazz, and said he enjoys "Salient" particularly when it "holds the mirror up to the outside world." There would seem to be no danger of V.U.C. students succumbing to the enticement of "Academic shop and small-talk" as Miss Guscott puts it. Many opinions do not even hint at a worst feature and several refer to the admirable balance maintained between "accounts of local doings and the major and vital issues of modern life" (Miss Johnson). On the other hand Mr. Stacey is very emphatic that student activities do not get their due.