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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 18, No. 11. August 12, 1954

The Cinderella of the University Colleges Welcomes Her Ugly Sisters

The Cinderella of the University Colleges Welcomes Her Ugly Sisters

Elsewhere there are various sedate welcomes to visiting teams. We have no grounds, we have a vast number of temporary buildings, a Students' Association clad only in the rags of her gymnasium. We have however, a magnificent football team, a lot of promises and even more spirits. We were, in fact, begotten by an Act of Parliament, which accidentally connects us with the city of Wellington. We are an uncared-for offspring and have at times terrified the sedate city which deigned to give us birth. We have been painted all colours but red appears to be the only colour that the informed citizens cannot paint over. We came of age five years ago. Relations with the city and the gentry are non-existent. There are many factors contributing to this static state of affairs: constant lack of liaison between the City Fathers and the Executive result in sporadic furores between us: it is partly our fault but we have not yet realised that.

This then is Victoria the heroine: still in distress, yours for a week.

B. C. Shaw.