Selwyn College Ends ‘Sexist and Bullying’ Tradition

Selwyn College has shut down its controversial tradition of second years secretly voting on and publicly awarding nicknames to freshers at their AGM after previous recipients accused the awards of being “sexist and bullying”. Among the awards were “best rack,” “awkward chat,” and “blowjob lips”.  Selwyn College Board of Governors Chairman Aaron Douglas said that “The Selwyn College...

Dunedin's Bar Stereotypes

Starters: Name: Jess 18 years old. Has a REAL I.D. Also seen in: St David, Arana, Central Library. Lives on Vodka Cruisers and Jägerbombs. Shows up at 9:30. Has way too much energy. Puts everything on daddy’s credit card but still complains about being “a broke student”.   UBar: Name: Marcus Wannabe music elitist. Will make fun of you for not knowing Mac DeMarco and Kane...

Critic Reviews The World Cup

By the time of publishing, all of the English fans will finally have shut the fuck up, as football is not coming home. Harry Kane will continue to be a mouth-breathing peasant, Jordan Henderson will be back to being robbed on a daily basis in Liverpool, and Neymar will almost have finished rolling all the way home to Paris from Moscow.  A few thoughts:  1. VAR has been a fucking joke. I was all for the introduction of goal-line...

Knox Church Hails Jacinda Ardern as Incarnation of God on Earth

In a move that probably should have caused more controversy, Knox Presbyterian Church has confirmed New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as God, the supreme being.  The church recently wrote “May Neve and all God’s children flourish!” on their blackboard facing the street, clearly stating that Jacinda, as the parent of Neve, God’s child, is God herself.    Critic are able to confirm that...

Nadia Reid : I Just Became Obsessed And Never Stopped

Dunedin’s own folk singer/songwriter Nadia Reid has been described as the saviour of folk music. Dave Dobbyn called her “spellbinding,” “transporting,” and “inspiring”. Her second album, Preservation, was ranked No. 2 on Mojo Magazine’s list of the 50 best albums of 2017. Jamie Green caught up with her before her Dunedin show on the High & Lonely...

OUSA’s Charity Fight Night Punches Off

26 brave (or maybe stupid) students, including OUSA President Caitlin Barlow-Groome, trained for two months and raised thousands of dollars for charity to fight each other in OUSA’s inaugural...

Student Associations Left Out in the Cold After NZUSA Stops Support

The University of Canterbury branch of the student sexual violence campaign Thursdays in Black (TiB) say they were left without...

ODT Watch

Welcome back. This week the ODT is reporting on some ground-breaking research,       In sinister...

Being Māori at Otago University

Being a fresh Māori navigating through University, I had a tough time dealing with identity when I arrived at Otago. In first year I was so overwhelmed by whitenon-Māori people I...

If You See A Mate Drinking Atlas Super Strong 12%, Call The Poison Hotline

Genuinely, my first reaction was a full-body shudder. I put on White Snake’s “Here I Go Again” as motivation to...

OUSA Rejects Re-Affiliation of “Cult”

The OUSA Executive have rejected a proposal to affiliate a club on the grounds that the club is simply a rehash of a previous club that was disaffiliated in 2017 for “bringing OUSA into...

OUSA Trials Free Food Fridays

Forget dumpster diving: OUSA is now looking at giving away edible leftovers as free meals to minimise the amount of food waste produced by residential colleges. A trial run in early June saw students queuing for fifteen minutes for eighty frozen meals saved...

How To Be A Less Shit Cook

Gnocchi has got to be just about the most filling thing on the face of the planet. No matter how much you think you’re gonna need, you’re going to be feeling like UBar on Wednesday before...

Mr. Sandler, Bring Me a Dream

In the last review I wrote, I talked about how Adam Sandler’s filmography can be divided into Old Age and New Wave. After diving into New Wave Sandler with Grown Ups, it seems only...

Stop playing Beer Pong with water.

EDITORIAL: It’s a new semester in the wonderful world of North D. The clouds are out, the frost is on the ground, and the rain glitters on the footpath. All is good in our peaceful corner...

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