Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 8 July, 3, 1946
Like every other sort of room at VUC, common rooms are inadequate for the number of students using them. Though recently painted, the men's common room is still unsatisfactory—shabby floors, worn furnishings and the debris of the milling crowd, makes a daily shambles there. The women, with some cash to play with, are doing good work for themselves in recovering and brightening their cavernous retreat.
But these rooms are insufficient. The College needs a common Common Room. Once it had one but the library has "white-anted" its way in there, and there is no possibility of finding other room in the College. However, there does not seem to be any reason why the lower Gym. might not be furnished, floor covered and heated to provide a real social centre In the College, without interfering with the rights of College clubs to use the Gym. for their functions. The Association has a notable surplus—why not improve student facilities in the students' own building?