250 Students and Staff Rally Against Marine Science Cuts

Three weeks ago, the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Sciences, Richard Barker, proposed a management of change that would see a significant cut to the Department of Marine Science faculty. The proposal would reduce the department’s academic staff to 8.0 or 9.0 ETFS (equivalent full-time status). This would be a drop of 6.0 or 7.0 EFTS. Multiple students and one anonymous academic from the department spoke to Critic about their concerns with...

Sea Mouse: The ocean is big and the mouse is small

If you google ‘sea mouse’ you’ll be met with a cute ocean creature, but a couple scrolls further will open the window into the blues-fueled journey that is Wellington’s Sea Mouse. Powered by Weetbix and classic blues, Sea Mouse is known for their classical take on modern rock and powerful live performances. They are playing this Friday in Dunedin at the Cook for the How Deep is Your Love Valentine’s Day gig,...

Student Skips, Now With Bouncers

The University of Otago announced today that the 11 skips dotted about studentville on the 14th, 21st and 28th of February, will be supervised by Allied Security guards.   This supervision will be on a trial basis, with the aim of ensuring that only students are using these skips, and that students are only using it for general waste, not recycling.    The University has been approached for comment on if students will...

Milkshake Wrestling, Hypnotists and Buckets of Vomit: A History of O-Week

O-Week is a beautiful time of the year. Wearing too much body glitter, you meet your first-year boyfriend for the first time in the line for toga, and then proceed to throw up White Rhinos in the Arana bushes for the remainder of the evening. It’s a confusing, smelly time of sex, social anxiety and pretending to like DnB. For our final issue, Critic delves into the history of Orientation to figure out, well, what the fuck happened? Are the...

James gives OUSA the old Heath Ho: An Exit Interview

OUSA President James Heath is departing OUSA after three years of executive bullshit. Critic’s intrepid reporter Nina Minogue sat down with the local sex symbol to talk about the year that has been and the years to come.    What’s your best memory of being President? There’re heaps of them. I definitely won't forget the School Strike for Climate March where Will and I lost our voices leading chants. I also...

A Conversation with Justin Pemberton

This new film of yours is a historical look at capitalism, and it’s an adaptation of a nearly 700 page economics text that deals with a piles of statistics, and a tonne of macroeconomic theory....

Love Life in the Leaf Litter

Ah nature! Dunedin is blessed with many romantic public parks, reserves, and gardens. Filled with the birds and the bees, the flowers and the trees – there is literally love all around us. With Valentine’s Day approaching, why not take a picnic and...

Lecturer Claims His Book About Censorship Was Censored

Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Politics Jim Flynn caused a stir last week when he asserted that his book had been banned....

Property Managers Slap Bogus Cleaning Fees On Tenants

Throughout Critic’s reporting on tenancy issues this year, we have heard numerous stories of property managers slapping...

“Legitimacy and Integrity” of OUSA Elections Compromised, Report Reveals

Last week the post-election report of the OUSA Returning Officer Ben Baker, the independent arbitrator of OUSA elections, revealed...

Te Roopū Māori Elect a New Executive

Te Roopū Māori (TRM), the Māori Students Association, has results for their Te Rito executive for 2020. Karamea Pewhairangi was elected as Tumuaki, Miria Te Pou as Kaitiaki...

Radio One Not Sure if They’re Played in More Campus Spaces Since Swearing Ban

Radio One has not surveyed radio play-out on campus to establish whether more people are tuning in because there is less abrasive...

Student Arrested For Shitposting

Picture this: a student wakes up to a pounding on his front door. He is sluggish from a late night of powerpointing for a presentation later that day, but drags himself to the door. On the other side...

OPINION: We Should All Care About West Papua Because We Are All Pacific Islanders

“I’m a Pacific Islander, and so are you.” New Zealand is an island that sits in the biggest ocean in the world,...

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...

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