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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 22, No. 10. September 14, 1959

Student Irresponsibility

Student Irresponsibility

There is no getting away from the fact that there are many students at this university who should not be here at all; some because they are not up to the standard academically; others because they behave like schoolboys—and pretty irresponsible ones at that.

The common common-room is very often in a deplorable state—paper and food are scattered about, tables are marked, chairs are dirty, with torn covers, and some are broken. And yet all this furniture is comparatively new—not two years old.

Much of this might be put down to thoughtlessness, but a more significant piece of vandalism is the fact that, quite regularly, the pieces of soap in the men's lavatory are pushed down the overflows from which it is impossible to recover them.

At the time of the craze of telephone-box cramming, "Room to Rattle," a correspondent of The Dominion, suggested that these persons see how many of their brains they could cram into a match-box.

The soap-crammers should try a similar experiment.