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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 8. 19th April 1973

'Mayday' Instead of Capping

'Mayday' Instead of Capping

The Students Association has decided not to celebrate Capping this year.

The Association feels that Capping is an anachronistic activity. It divides student from student — the "Successful" who "passes" the magic number of units to get a degree is honoured while the rest grind on in the oppressive University Machine.

In place of Capping the Association will celebrate May Day, the day on which international working class solidarity is particularly remembered.

The main celebration will be a function on May 1st, organised by the May Day committee of the Wellington Trades Council. Students will join with rank and file workers and delegates to the Federation of Labour Conference in an evening devoted to "Solidarity with the South African Workers". The gathering will be addressed by the Rev. Bob Scott and anti-apartheid films will be shown.

The activities organised for May Day Week are:
  • Monday April 30: Anti-sexist evening, Union Hall, 8pm. (Organised by the University Feminists).
  • Tuesday May 1: May Day Celebration. Films, speaker, supper and refreshments. Union Hall 8pm. $1 per person.
  • Thursday May 3: Celebration Rock Concert. Union Hall, 8pm.
  • Friday May 4: Nga Tamatoa Social/Dance /Hangi. Union Hall, 8pm. $3.50 single, $6.00 double.