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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 5. 1969.



Last week I attended the Annual General Meeting of the Students' Association. I left considerably disheartened and saddened at the immature and unenlightened speaking which occurred there.

This should be an occasion at which serious matters are given an intelligent hearing and although it need not be entirely bereft of humour, could well do without the imbecilic inanities which flavoured the discussion.

The pitifully small audience In the theatre was another tribute to our glorious awareness and concern for politics, governing bodies and international affairs.

The token force of students present can hardly be a very accurate representation of student opinion.

But looking back I think I understand the meagre attendance and the irrelevancies of the meeting.

Only the most facetious persons with the undivided aim of avoiding true meaning or on the other hand, the most tenacious and genuine could have bothered to attend.

Please, could we have a little intelligent thinking and unselfishness on these matters of such grave concern so we can begin to use our influence constructively.

Alana Guinivent