University Lies About Sanitary Bin Numbers in Female Toilets

The University does not have enough sanitary disposal bins in its female toilets and provides none in their male toilets. The University’s Property Services Division Director Barry MacKay told Critic that, “Every female toilet cubicle has a sanitary bin”. This is not true. Critic conducted a quick investigation and found twenty-five female toilet cubicles without sanitary bins.  For every two toilets on each floor of...

Where to Get Free Sanitary Products: A Critic Investigation

Sanitary items are super expensive, and if you menstruate, there is no avoiding them. Being a broke student means that having to trade in a night out with mates for tampons and pain medication is an inconvenient, but doable, sacrifice. But what if getting your period means having to skip meals, cancel a doctor’s appoint, or resort to unhygienic practices? There’s a name for that: Period Poverty. There is some action being taken to...

Dunedinís Cheapest Alcohol: An Investigative Investigation

Life on the student allowance is a constant struggle to balance those optional extras, like rent and food, with the essentials, like caffeine and alcohol. The ultimate goal in life is to get fucked up without fucking up your finances. You want to drink to forget your money troubles, not create new ones. If you’re wanting to get your money’s worth of alcohol, any self-respecting student needs to have an experienced grasp on the...

How To: Talk Sports With Your Dad

Your dad is old, I mean really old. It’s just one of the facts of life. Here are the facts of life, by the way: Your dad is old  Everybody fucking hates the Chiefs.  But back to your dad. He’s old. It’s not his fault that he’s old, but he is in fact very old. The fact that your dad is so old can make it hard to talk to your dad about certain things, stuff like relationships, or electricity....

OUSA Postgrad Officer Facing Vote to Remove Him From Office

OUSA Postgraduate Officer Kirio Birks may be removed from his position after a vote of no confidence, which will be brought against him at a Student General Meeting, held on Thursday at 1pm in the Main Common Room.   The motion was introduced by postgraduate student Matthew Schep, who says Kirio has failed to properly represent or communicate with postgrad students. “We have no confidence in his ability to represent postgraduate...

Otago Scientist to Tackle The Mystery of Loch Ness

The story of the Loch Ness monster is one of the world’s greatest mysteries. We have waited more than a thousand years for an answer on its existence. Now, it is only months away.   A...

Carolís Back and Sheís Complaining About Students Again

Dunedin resident Carol Devine, whose role in the widely-criticised 2015 TVNZ Sunday piece “Party Central” made her...

Main Common Room Could Be Revamped into Student Bar

The University Union Main Common Room becoming a licensed space could meet the need for a decent on-campus student bar, said...

NZUSA on the Brink of Financial Collapse

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) is in what President Jonathan Gee called a “precarious financial situation”, and has had to ask its member associations to pay...

Former OUSA Presidential Candidate Running for NZUSA Vice President

Former OUSA presidential candidate Finn Shewell, who narrowly lost to Caitlin-Barlow Groome by 91 votes is standing for Vice...

University Lies About Sanitary Bin Numbers in Female Toilets

The University does not have enough sanitary disposal bins in its female toilets and provides none in their male toilets. The...

We Almost Won a Proper Award for Real Media

EDITORIAL: Critic made history last week by nabbing what the organisers reckoned was the first-ever nomination for a student magazine in any category at the Voyager Media Awards (formerly Canon...

Booze Review: Jose Cuervo Tequila will murder your whole family

Jose Cuervo tequila will murder your family, frame you for visa fraud, shiv you and leave you to die in a Mexican...

Eilish & Co

Eilish & Co started as a creative outlet for myself. My brain was going a little stir-crazy and wasn’t coping with the confines of working retail after the whirlwind of design exploration that was my degree. I’d been toying with the idea of...

Scandal Alert: Steamy OUSA Prez / Vice-Prez Love Affair Revealed

In what has been described as “The greatest scandal OUSA has seen in the last 10 years,” it has come to light that...

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