Poll: 91% of Otago Students Support Factory-Farming Kiwis on Stewart Island

Data doesn’t lie. More Otago students support factory-farming Kiwis on Stewart Island than legalising cannabis. These young patriots have a keen eye on creating a booming economy in the Southland/Rakiura area, with 100% responding that they’d support increasing jobs in the area. 100% also support increasing the population of Kiwi, and what better way to accomplish both of these goals than by farming them?  62% of polled...

Types of Sweater Boys

The classic David Bain sweater These boys are omnipresent in your Politics, English, or Anthropology lectures. They think the bags under their eyes from staying up til 4am looking at Reddit threads makes the interesting and different, but it actually just makes them look tired. They WILL ask if you’ve heard of The Cure and will NOT give a shit whether you actually have or not. 4/10 fuckworthy - will not be good, but there will be...

Students “Felt Ripped Off” by Late Digital Device Offer

Students who took out extra course-related costs to buy devices “felt ripped off” when it was later announced that they could those same devices for free.  On 15 April, the Government announced that students could take out an extra $1000 for course-related costs, bringing the total amount available to $2000. But on 2 May, they announced that students could get devices needed for online learning for free if they met certain...

What the Exec Have Been Up to

Every quarter, the OUSA Exec try to convince Otago students that they are busy and important people. As you can imagine, their reports are rollercoasters of tense emotion where each exec member tries to justify the amount of student money we give them. So you don’t have to sit through their exceptionally tedious pandering, Critic has summarised them for your reading pleasure.   OUSA President, Jack Manning “This quarter...

Non-students Have Paid a Lot of Money at Request of the Proctor

Non-students have paid $1480 in what the Proctor describes as “voluntary reparation” on six separate occasions since the start of 2019, according to information released to Critic under the Official Information Act.  Initially, the University denied that non-students had ever been subject to formal or informal discipline by the Proctor. The email response stated that “The Proctor only has disciplinary authority over...

Bone Apple Teeth

Sometimes you don’t want a plate consisting of one meal, one story. You want many tiny little meals, many tiny little stories. Each mouthful the beginning, middle and end. Dumplings are the...

OUSA to Inspect Financial Records of Dunedin Fire and Circus Club

The Dunedin Fire and Circus Club (DFCC), perhaps best known for dreadlocked guys with fire who randomly appear at parties on...

R.I.P. Re-Creation Officer Josh Smythe

On 26 June, the eve of Re-Flo, OUSA Clubs and Societies Representative Josh Smith (a.k.a Smythe) resigned from OUSA. In an email to his colleagues and Critic he cited “personal...

Where to Not Park if You Don’t Want a Ticket

An official information act request has revealed which streets and parking meters near campus produce the most amount of tickets. In the past three years, the University Campus area alone...

Pint Night Returns for Semester Two

The University has confirmed that Pint Night is on for semester two. Despite fearmongering in the student community that Pint Night was not going to go ahead post-lockdown, a University spokesperson...

OUSA Exec Are Confused About Their Own Referendum

The OUSA Executive asked students some confusing questions about what they should do and now they are confused about what they should do. The annual OUSA Referendum was held online from 25-28 May....

Local Hero Catches Thief Mid-Burglary

A flat a stone’s throw from the Clocktower would’ve been burglarised last week if it weren’t for the heroic efforts of an upstanding young Kiwi. Thom Harrison (6’7”, 120...

Residential College Rebate Increases to $200

Students who left their residential colleges for lockdown got $200 per week as a residential fee rebate. This was an increase of $80 from the initial rebate, agreed to after OUSA met with the...

OUSA Takes Pro-Cannabis Legalisation Stance

Just over a month ago, OUSA asked students whether or not OUSA should take a stance in the upcoming cannabis legalisation referendum. Students said yes. The Exec decided to have a punishingly long...

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