Otago University’s contribution to the World Wars

A week on from the ANZAC day commemorations, many of the emotive anecdotes, moving speeches, and poignant minutes of silence may largely be forgotten for another 51 weeks. New Zealand played a sizeable and courageous part in the wars, but how much of a part did Otago University play in the largest conflicts in recent history?   World War I As you can imagine, many students and staff members were caught up in the wars, and had to...

Campus Watch accuses student of being a “gang member”

Campus Watch has been accused of harassing and abusing a University of Otago student based on his appearance resembling that of a...

What has NZUSA given OUSA?

Last October’s referendum saw the student body overwhelmingly vote for OUSA to remain members of the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA). Do OUSA need NZUSA or are they simply a hollow representative body? Linsey Higgins,...

Otago top ranked scientific research university in New Zealand

The University of Otago has been ranked the top university in New Zealand for publishing high-quality scientific research papers,...

Breakdown of the NBA playoff chances

Western Conference Golden State Warriors – 2/1 In an article I wrote about the Warriors earlier in the year I said “in sport you have to expect the unexpected.” Well, here we...

Editorial

I'd just like to say straight off the bat that Campus Watch are the ducks nuts. For the most part they do an outstanding job and are easy to get on with, usually making for some good light-hearted entertainment.  However this week we had a...

Clark V. Woodhouse

David Clark We are all born helpless.  None of us would survive to adulthood without parents or guardians to ensure we had necessary nurture, food and shelter.  And we’re lucky to be in New Zealand. Everyone has the opportunity to get...

Lightsabers

Described by the revered Jedi Master Obi Wan Kenobi as an elegant weapon for a more civilised age, the lightsaber is a blade of energy which can deflect blaster bolts, cut through steel and sever the odd limb or two. Fandom website Dorkly ranked the lightsaber...

Orphans & Kingdoms

Rating: A It’s an interesting coincidence that both of the new Kiwi movies currently showing cover similar subject matter - both involve juvenile delinquents getting into a dangerous predicament alongside a reclusive adult, with everyone eventually...

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