Where Does Stew End and Curry Begin?

When you reach a certain age you begin to ponder the deeper, more meaningful questions in life. If you have some semblance of intelligence you will be able to work out what question I will be discussing from the title.   Encyclopedia Britannica defines stew as a “dish of meat, poultry, or fish, usually with vegetables, cooked in liquid in a closed vessel over low heat”. It hastens to add that a good stew should never boil, an...

Freshers Do Sport, Critic Makes Up Results

The season kicked off last Saturday for the turgid, semi-competitive shambles that is the inter-college sports league. Critic did not send a reporter down to watch any of the games, because if we wanted to watch a whole lot of sweaty freshers yell and bump into each other, we’d just go to Starters at 9:30 on a Thursday. Despite not seeing any of the games, we did manage to get our hands on the results and the team names, so we’re...

Presidentís Pet Fish Murdered in Brutal Homicidal Rampage

OUSA President Caitlin Barlow-Groome has been in mourning this past week after her beloved pet fish were eaten alive by her flatmate’s friend. The gruesome mouthal assault occurred after her flatmate and his friend had been drinking alcohol and perhaps swearing. The friend menacingly plucked the poor little fishy from the tank and “dropped it in his mouth and chomped it”. Both of her pair of fish, of which there were two, died...

Proctor Tries to Shut Down Student Party, Fails

A student-run party to raise money for the Dunedin Wildlife Hospital went ahead last week despite the Proctor’s attempts to shut it down. Pedro, one of the organisers, told Critic that he went to see the Proctor to gain the University’s approval for the party, and that the Proctor “just pretty much shut down all our ideas straightaway without really giving it any thought or any reasoning,” before telling them the event...

Recreation Officerís Re-Created Report Accepted

Success! Josh Smythe, OUSA Re-Creation Officer, has had his quarterly report passed, granting him his honorarium for the first quarter. Josh’s report, which was covered in Critic #6, was dedicated to “the breathas and the homies,” insisted on listing his title as Re-Creation Officer instead of Recreation Officer, and contained lengthy ruminations on drug legalisation. The big old meanies on the exec refused to accept his...

CCTV Cameras Begin to Roll Out

CCTV camera installations are “running a little late” but they have arrived, says a University spokesperson. Two new cameras are now operational. One faces west on Albany Street outside the Link, while the other faces north on Leith St at the...

Burglars hit Hyde Street

Hyde Street resident Sam Gallagher, says he is “pissed” after having a Playstation 4 and an Xbox One stolen from his flat. After “a big night” out on the piss, he got home and went to bed, but couldn’t sleep because he...

Menís Only Med Group Hopes to Combat Mental Health

The Otago University Medical Students’ Association (OUMSA) has started a men’s only social group for mental health support called “Men in Med”. It forms part of OUMSA’s...

Editorial: By Underpaying RAs, the University is Taking Advantage of its Most Kind-Hearted Students

My first year at Otago in a residential college was the worst year of my life. I had left my small school where I had known...

Critic Booze Reviews

Corona is popular. No understatement, Corona is like herpes, because every third person in the room has it, and it’s usually a fuckboi. Like a dude passed out on the couch and a girl crying on the verandha, Corona is the permanent staple of every flat...

ODT Watch

To start this week the ODT are pondering a question   Simple: Presbyterians, Vegetarians, Finns and anyone whose...

Dunedin Flat Names Project

As long as student flats have been named, students have communicated their identity in a number of ways – in addition to hanging a shingle out the front of the house, that is. These means of...

Mr Sandler, Bring Me a Dream

Time to get real with you all. Uni is kicking my ass right now. I’m behind on my work and the last thing I want to do is...

Student Bar Might Actually Happen After All

University of Otago COO Steve Willis has indicated that a new or revamped student bar on campus could be a possibility as the Uni looks at new developments over the next couple of years. The Union...

OUSA Lobby for More Seats on University Council

OUSA have drafted a submission lobbying the government to increase the number of student seats on the University Council. There is only one seat currently reserved for a student, held by the OUSA...

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