Applied Sciences locks out students

The University of Otago’s Department of Applied Sciences has received backlash from undergraduate design students because of a new rule denying student access to facilities after 5pm. The rule applies to use of the Applied Sciences stone building, which is currently shared with the Department of Food Science. Jason Williscroft, a third-year student studying design, told Critic, “Locking the doors down at 5pm doesn’t just affect those who put...

“Official Spokesbird for Conservation” will be famous

A documentary about New Zealand’s “Official Spokesbird for Conservation” has been selected as one of three finalists in the...

Apathetic student voters just don't give a fuck

Voter enrolment statistics as at 20 July 2014 reveal that Dunedin North is one of the worst electorates in terms of 18-24-year-old voter enrolments. With just 51.35 per cent of the young population...

OUSA Art Week to happen

OUSA’s annual Art Week is set to commence on 28 July, running through until 1 August. Rachel Enright, OUSA’s Senior Events Coordinator, told Critic, “All events are open to the public, [and] we especially encourage the public to come along to the Exhibition...

Physio pool patrons probably pissed

Dunedin’s only physiotherapy pool is facing closure and dismayed pool users are vowing to fight the decision. The Southern District Health Board currently maintains the Otago Therapeutic Pool, which...

Guest Editorial

Buried in 15-year-old documents, receipts and eccentric handwritten art proposals, I try and identify the junk from the historical documents at the Blue Oyster Art Project Space. I have been going through these archival documents for two months. At times it...

ODT Watch

Poor Dent students, their beloved Medical Library is being moved to make way for animal testing facilities! Hang on a minute … is it just us, or is anyone else concerned about how animal testing is deemed a lesser concern than dentistry students missing out...

Lolita

Lolita is Nabokov’s best-known novel. Written about 60 years ago, the novel now is being promoted in the Central Library’s showcases as a crucial modernist text. But what characterises modernist fiction? It appears, on the whole, that modernist authors explore...

Pulled Pork Burgers

Here is my third addition to the growing tradition of Burger Sunday at my flat. Last Friday I had a sibling date with my brother. Basically I bribed him with free burgers in order to make me feel like less of a loner. We visited this new place in Ponsonby...

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