Presidential Debate Draws Biggest Crowd In Years

UBar was humming, as a crowd murmured in surprised disbelief that people had actually showed up for an OUSA presidential debate. “What is going on?” they whispered. “Does everyone think it’s pint night? Did they get the day wrong?  Yes, weirdly, people actually showed up to see a debate between two nerds that wanted to run a student union.  Critic did a quick headcount and got 135 people....

The Great Critic Debate Review Thing

Finance Bonnie Harrison and Norhan El Sanjak Norhan didn’t show up because she hadn’t finished her family file, so this was just a weird one-on-one interview.  Bonnie has a very good speaking voice. She thinks the finance officer doesn’t need that much financial expertise, because OUSA already has in-house accountants, which is fair to be honest. Instead, they need to be “decisive and firm and have a clear...

Critic Saves Lost Dog

She’s graced the cover of New Zealand’s best dog-related student magazine, and now her fame has got her out of trouble with the law.  Maya, the beautiful border collie – husky cross that graced the cover of GOODBOY magazine (better known as the Critic Dogs Issue), escaped her backyard last Friday, but was saved from spending a weekend in the pound after a reader recognised her from the cover of the magazine,...

I Was the World’s Worst Drug Dealer

Chelle Fitzgerald interviews a self-confessed “terrible” former drug dealer. For anonymity’s sake, we’ll call him “Mr Drugs.”      Chelle: What drugs did you deal?  Mr. Drugs: Throughout the years I sold marijuana, (REAL)LSD, MDMA, MDA, 2CI, 2CB and D.O.C. (2,5-Dimethoxy-4-chloroamphetamine).    Chelle: Did you get rich and/or die trying?  Mr Drugs: No,...

I Accidentally Smoked Laced Weed and It Fucked Me Up

Weed is fucking terrifying.  Not a statement that you hear very often as for most people who use the drug it is a relatively positive experience, for me however this is not the case. Here is my story of a 2-day drug trip that has put me off any other illicit substances for life, which started with just some weed, a bong, and trouble sleeping. It began when I was telling my flatmate about the trouble I was having sleeping, I was tired...

James and the Giant Pile of Broken Promises

OPINION: In 2012, Francisco Hernandez was elected OUSA President with a manifesto (or “Franifesto”) containing over 100 policies. He spent the following year meticulously checking his...

Tickets Are Dead and Critic Is Claiming Full Credit

OPINION: Not a single ticket is running for this year’s OUSA election. Critic has won its long war on OUSA election tickets...

OUSA Introduces Alternative Vote for Elections

This year OUSA is changing its voting system from First Past the Post to Alternate Vote (AV). Under AV voters rank the candidates they want instead of voting only for a single candidate.  The...

OPINION: OUSA Needs Some Fucking Balls

OUSA desperately needs a President and an executive that are willing to actually start a fight with the University. We need to demand change, not suck up and beg for it. In the last couple of...

Critic Decides The Worst Campaign Posters

Findlay OK dude, we know you’re rocking the pedo ‘stache for some inexplicable reason. It’s already not a great look considering you’re going for Colleges Officer where...

Even The People Who Make Ranfurly Draught Don't Like Ranfurly Draught

Ranfurly Draught is an absolute nothing beer. It’s uninspired, lazy, and boring. It has no distinctive flavour or aroma....

The Week the ODT Yet Again Chose to Give a Racist a Platform

If you’ve ever wondered how we manage to write ODT Watch, let the ODT itself explain,     This week...

How to Make the Strongest Edibles Possible

Before actually making edibles, you have to decarboxylate, or ‘activate’ your weed by heating it; this transforms the non-psychoactive THC-A into psychoactive THC. When activating your...

Critic Interviews Devilskin

Devilskin is a Kiwi metal band from Hamilton. They recently kicked of their New Zealand tour in Dunedin on the 31st of August. Just before their Dunedin gig, Victoria Ranson caught up with Paul Martin, the bassist and founding member of...

Mr Sandler, Bring Me a Dream

Adam Sandler every week makes Henessey a very angry girl.  Adam Sandler every week makes Henessey a very angry girl.  Adam Sandler every week makes Henessey a very angry...

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