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...

“Manic-Noisy-Fun-Pop-Punk” – Mary Berry

Mary Berry’s win at the recent Bring the Noise competition has brought them swiftly into the student music scene, which they have taken by storm. I met the band members in an alleyway coffee shop. After procuring the necessary caffeine for any human interaction, Julie Dunn (bass), Jade Meddler (vocals/guitar/drums), Shlee Nichols (drums/vocals/guitar), and I settled down to talk about all things Mary Berry (yes, they are named after...

EDITORIAL: Goodbye

Critic has been around for 94 years. Over that time we’ve changed dramatically in every way possible. We’ve gone from a journal to a newspaper to a magazine. We’ve been wildly successful and we’ve been mediocre and we’ve been absolute shit. I’ve worked at Critic for the past three years. I was sub-editor in 2017, and seeing the amount of issues that came back unread every week was heartbreaking. If I...

OUSA Welfare Officer Resigned, Cited Ableism and “Bullying”

The 2019 Welfare Officer Kerrin Robertson-Scanlon has resigned, blaming the Exec for pushing her out after having her pay cut completely for not doing her work.  There will be no by-election to replace her. OUSA rules dictate that elections can only take place during normal semester time, meaning the Exec will be down a Welfare Officer for the rest of the year. Instead, the Executive have delegated her duties between themselves, and told...

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....

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...

Top Ten Animals of the Air New Zealand In-Flight Entertainment Kids Map

Let me set the scene: you’re captive in an aluminium tube, thirty thousand feet above the ocean, cruising at a speed of over...

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