I Read All 54 Animorphs Books in Five Days and It Nearly Destroyed Me

Animorphs is a *children’s* book series by K. A. Applegate about a group of teenagers who learn about a parasitic alien race, the Yeerks, secretly taking over the earth and simultaneously gain the ability to ‘morph’ from a different alien race, the Andalites, who do not like the Yeerks. Morphing is the ability to turn into any creature you touch, although for a maximum of two hours at a time. The group, the Animorphs, become...

Itís a Hoochie World, Weíre Just Living In It

There are very few gigs as riveting as Hoochie World. A high energy, sometimes erratic experience that epitomises the Dunners Breatha experience, Hoochie World’s insane series of gigs are led by some of the front-runners of the new wave of “Dunedin Sound,” including Marlin’s Dreaming, Soaked Oats, Mild Orange, and Jack Berry.   Since Hoochie World 1 in September 2017, the gigs have been catching on as word of mouth...

How I Became A Shape Shifting Lizard

Trigger Warning: This article deals with anti-Semitic and transphobic conspiracy theorists. They are directly quoted, in their own words, using a number of offensive words and phrases.      January 19 2018 was a day that changed what normal meant in New Zealand’s political history. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced her pregnancy, and changed perceptions across the world about what it means to be a working...

Unprecedented Demand for Beer Festival Tickets

The Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival sold out of tickets in a record three minutes after going on sale last Friday. The OUSA-owned festival, which is scheduled for November 10, made 6000 tickets available. 2000 were made available to email subscribers on Wednesday August 1, which sold out in 20 minutes, and the remaining 4000 were snapped up in three minutes after they were released two days later.  “We thought that it would...

Police Fail to Catch 4chan Shitposter

The extensive police investigation into the Otago University anonymous shooting threat made in 2015 has reached a dead end, according to a police report released to Stuff and later Critic under the Official information Act.  In October 2015 an anonymous person posted on 4chan, "If you're in Dunedin, I wouldn't recommend coming to Otago University on Wednesday. Notes have been taken from tactics used in other massacres...

Critic Takes Over AskOtago And Makes It Way More Useful

At the start of the semester, the mysterious wall of mystery that mystified the masses on the ground floor of Central Library came...

The Week the ODT Seriously Fucked Up

To start this week the ODT are awfully sure of themselves.     Excuse me; ODT Watch will be the judge of that, if you don’t mind.    A gem from the Regions...

Critic Booze Reviews

Booze and milky fluids don’t typically go together at the same time – rather, they’re typically separated by a...

OUSA Grants Funding Runs Out

As of last week, the OUSA grant budget has run out of money early, with just over $3400 left out of an initial pool of $80,000, according to OUSA Recreation Officer Josh Smythe.  OUSA grants are typically available throughout the year for groups or...

Third Student Flat Wins Tenancy Payout Against Landlord Mike Harbott

Landlord Mike Harbott, who owns several student flats in the North Dunedin area, has been ordered to pay $4,020 in exemplary...

Why We Need Landlord Licensing

EDITORIAL: In issue three of Critic this year we labelled Mike Harbott as “Dunedin’s Dodgiest Landlord” after he rented unliveable flats, ignored Tenancy Tribunal orders to make repairs, and failed to pay thousands of dollars of...

OPINION: The Mess of Medicinal Marijuana Politics

New Zealand now has cross-party support on medicinal marijuana. And 78% of New Zealanders are in favour of legalising medicinal marijuana for pain relief, according to a Drug Foundation research poll....

OUSA Joins Wā Collective To Provide Discounted Menstrual Cups

OUSA has partnered with the Wā Collective to offer affordable menstrual cups to Otago students. The Wā Collective is...

Education Minister ďCannot Make a CommitmentĒ to VSM Repeal

Minister for Educations Chris Hipkins has rejected a request to repeal from the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations...

How To Scramble Eggs

If you wanna turn your one-night stand into a relationship or at least some morning sex, then knowing how to make good, creamy scrambled eggs goes a long way. We’ll just say this: if your eggs are so dry that you need tomato sauce or aioli, you done...

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