Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 11. 1965.
[availability of student magazines to a wider audience]
"This willingness to take an interest in important matters which our newspapers usually avoid could be the small beginnings of a change in the Press."
So wrote Veritas, a columnist in the Roman Catholic magazine Tablet. Veritas was commenting on Salient, having seen most of the issues produced this year. The comment is not so much a reflection on the content of student papers, as on the fact that they are nowadays reaching a considerable non-student section of the community. Always student papers have contained material that would never find its way into the daily Press, but much less frequently has this material been read outside the universities.
Now, following the successful sales of Salient downtown, Outspoke, the Auckland University independent paper, plans to commence Sunday publication also.
This means that now, in Auckland as well as Wellingtown, matters considered important by students will not only be voiced but they will be heard as well.