The Great Critic Sleeping Pill Review

Sleeping is supposed to be the most basic of human activity, but for some reason one in four people really fucking suck at it. While a variety of scientists have dedicated time to helping us pass out, as a budding insomniac, how do you know what chemicals to shovel into your brain goo? Here’s the Critic guide to hitting that REM.   Nature’s Own Complete Sleep Advanced Over-the-counter sleep remedies are a vital step in...

The Peopleís Fids: An Emotional Interview with Sick Fids, Dunedinís Most Iconic Drug Dealer

Sick Fids is a Snapchat-based weed dealer, famous for his ‘nug hunts’, where he’d hide a gram or two around campus and leave clues for people to find. Critic sat down with him for an intimate interview about his childhood, his dealing, and his future.     If ‘90s rap videos are anything to go by, the life of a drug dealer is dope as fuck. I imagined Sick Fids would roll up in a lowered car, sporting a...

The Great Critic Study Drug Review

Phenylpiracetam I was given this in an antique jar, as if it had come straight from the apothecary as opposed to out of some dude’s giant delivery from the dark web. Unsure of how to consume ‘racetam, I jumped online to find that snorting nootropics such as these wasn’t the way to go. Unfortunately, I had no idea of how to dose, given that I didn’t happen to keep my handy drug scales at uni. After Googling phrases such...

Be PrEPared

If you’ve cried while watching Rami Malek serenade the camera in Bohemian Rhapsody, then it goes without saying that you know how shit HIV is. In the ‘90s, treatment for HIV became available to help treat the virus, which although a lifetime obligation, was treatment nevertheless. But what if there was some way to prevent contracting the virus altogether? Don’t worry, this isn’t about to turn into a family episode of...

I tried to rip bongs through household ingedients: A heartwarming tale of overcoming oppression

Why are we still exclusively ripping bongs through water when there’s a whole world of exotic bong rips out there. Here’re some of the hottest new bong trends for when you feel like spicing your life up:   Day 1: Mandarin Slices in syrup, $1.30 from Countdown. Difficulty: The white part of a mandarin is objectively the worst ‘food’ part of the mandarin, nasty. Ripping cones through them felt like reparations...

EDITORIAL: The OUSA Presidency is Anyone's Game

This week is the Otago University Students’ Association student elections. For those that don’t really give a fuck (fair), OUSA is the student union that represents you, entertains you,...

Get Your Own: An ADHD Opinion on Study Drugs

I was 15 when I got my first Ritalin prescription and it changed my life. My grades improved, my relationships improved and I didn’t get comments on my report saying “needs to talk less in...

OPINION: I Hate that the Uni Wasted 42k on Some Promo Screens

Over the last few weeks the Uni installed a massive nine panel screen in the Link that cost $42,000. It plays exclusively ads for...

Otago Medical Students Association Denies that Electoral Fraud Influenced Election

The Otago University Medical Students Association (OUMSA) has said that a “very small percentage” of students...

Students to Watch: Ben Paanakker and Flynn Robson, aka Breatha Science

“Vaccinate your kids, be aware of hidden water, global warming is not a myth, and fuck Donald Trump.” These are the...

Critic Booze Reviews

Bell’s Scotch is an alcohol that should have died with the dinosaurs; the meteorite was close, but not close enough. Scotch is also, coincidentally, the postgrad drink of choice. Perhaps...

UoO Moaningful Confessions

Had a sexual encounter that was unusual, scandalous, or spicy? Send in your moaningful confession to...

Critic Blind Date

The hopeful lovers on the Critic Blind Date are provided with a meal and a bar tab, thanks to Mamacita. Critic Blind Date is no longer taking applications for 2019; keep an eye out for your chance...

ODT Watch

Let’s start this week with a classic ol’ ODT pun   Yeah it’s about a toilet that’s doing well. How did you guess?   Then ODT hit us hard with the facts     We move on to my favourite...

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