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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 2. March 13, 1952


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This issue reports three Congresses which have one thing in common: the students who attended them believe in a set of principles.

The old "liberal" idea that our main duty as students is to doubt wears thin in the face of modern despair and confusion.

These Congresses look to ends and expect man to have some purpose. That so many students are interested is surely a straw in the wind for those who prefer objective confusion.

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Bursaky Blue

The decision to increase boarding bursuaries by £15 will do few people little good. Those who need increased assistance are the parttimers. Without a major grant from parents few students can be full time and they need the increase least.

The Senate and Mr. Algie between them are aggravating and ignoring the position. What is more dangerous than an ignorant democracy?

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Curious Cove

Our next Issue will report fully the activities at the N.Z.U.S.A. Congress at Curious Cove. If you think at all this issue should interest you.