How To Take Mushrooms and Not Die

So, the weather’s getting cold, you’ve already failed two of your semester one papers and life’s looking pretty dusty. What’s a student to do? Well, if you’ve attended any parties lately, you’d know that at this time of year the breathers like to turn some party banter to the wealth of magic mushrooms growing here in Dunedin. Everyone knows someone who knows someone who hunts for the little fun guys at the...

Bloody Hell, What a Week

EDITORIAL: There’re too many things I want to say and too little space to say them in, so here’s a big ol’ list of random thoughts about the Menstruation Issue. It wasn’t 500 copies, as the Uni insisted. I reckon it was somewhere around 1500-2000 copies.  We print 4500 copies. We put about 500 copies in halls, and normally have around 2000 copies picked up on Mondays. All the rest were taken. The chief...

The Cover Story

If you were wondering why there were no copies of Critic on campus last week and don’t follow any news outlets in the world, last Monday 2000 copies of Critic’s Menstruation Issue were siezed and destroyed by Campus Watch in a night-time raid because of its cover illustration depicting a menstruating person. Here’s what happened: at 7pm Monday, we noticed that a number of campus stands were empty. We checked the stands again...

Teddy Bear Hospital Is So Cute

Otago University Medical Students’ Association (OUMSA) has run its adorable Teddy Bear Hospital for the eighth year in a row. Busloads of kindergarteners arrived at Elim Church and the Hunter Centre last week to get check-ups for their soft toys. Health Professional students donned their lab coats and stethoscopes and did consultations. Savannah Adams, OUMSA Community Outreach Officer and Co-Leader of the Teddy Bear Hospital...

Postgraduate Officer Kirio Birks Narrowly Escapes Vote of No Confidence

Kirio Birks, OUSA Postgraduate Officer, has avoided being removed from his position by a margin of two votes after a motion for a vote of no confidence in him was raised at a Student General Meeting last Friday. Matthew Schep, postgraduate student, introduced the motion, claiming that Kirio had not been fulfilling his job responsibilities and advocating for postgraduate students. Matthew described Kirio’s work as “lacklustre and...

The Best Anonymous Comments From the OUSA Referendum

The OUSA Referendum happened and everything went pretty much as expected. All the boring questions passed because no one properly...

Cartoons Courtesy of Mark Winter

Former Fairfax daily cartoonist, Mark Winter, now with the Morning Star in the UK, reached out to Critic after hearing the international hullabaloo over the Menstruation Isuue. "Many moons...

Check Out Before Midnight

I’ve built a hotel for the rest of the world For the rest of the world to stay in I’m going to tuck my day dreamer into bed Make toast, butter with jam, on the veneer wooded Bench top A bench top to make love on Like dusting it in...

ODT Watch

Sources within the ODT have confirmed that Editor Barry Fitzbarry has spent the last week laughing at the moon and hosting...

Critic Blind Date

The hopeful lovers on the Critic Blind Date are provided with a meal and a bar tab, thanks to the Dog With Two Tails. If you’re looking for love and want to give the Blind Date a go, email...

Kingfisher Premium Lager is a Sneaky Bastard

Every week I’m tempted by the same tantalising offer. This sultry temptress is not that hot fresher at 10 Bar, but instead twelve 5% beers for $22. I am of course talking about Kingfisher...

Critic Food Review

Twinings English Breakfast Tea is the opposing force to 2018, our last hope before we descend into complete censorship. It is...

Letters

Letter of the Week Hello, On behalf of the Board of Directors of the 40 year old international Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, I write to express our extreme dismay at the University of Otago’s censorship of the student magazine...

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