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Opinion: Going off the pill changed my life

Posted 1:48pm Sunday 22nd May 2022 by Annabelle Vaughan

When I was 17 years old, I became part of the 88% of Kiwi women of eligible age who are on the oral contraceptive pill. At the time, I didn’t really question what I was putting in my body, as I understood that taking the pill was one of the next natural steps in becoming a woman. But earlier Read more...

The Great Divide:

Posted 1:45pm Sunday 22nd May 2022 by Keegan Wells

Some people feel incredibly opinionated about using only pads or only tampons and renounce the other as if it went against their family values. Two people, who swear by each of the sanitary products, sat down with Critic Te Arohi to state their case, lay their facts out, and walk away without Read more...

A Bloody Good Time

Posted 1:38pm Sunday 22nd May 2022 by Annabelle Vaughan

Getting your period is a major milestone during puberty. After years of sex ed talks and seeing your friends and family get it, finally having your period can be scary, exciting and also just straight up gross. Here are a few of the weird, wonderful, messy and icky parts of periods, as told by some Read more...

A Big Ol’ Deep Dive into IUDs

Posted 1:35pm Sunday 22nd May 2022 by Keegan Wells

An IUD, or Intrauterine Device, is a physical contraceptive that sits inside the uterus – not to be confused with IEDs, which are bombs. They can be either hormonal (going by names such as Mirena or Skyla) or non-hormonal (going by the creative name Copper, which is what it is made out of). Read more...

Opinion: Please, go to gigs

Posted 8:45pm Sunday 15th May 2022 by Annabelle Vaughan

Dunedin is a city that bleeds music, but in recent years, our gig culture has faltered. And I’m worried that we’re going to forget what it meant to us in the first place. Because students mostly cycle out every three years, if we lose something for three years straight, there Read more...

Behind the Sound:

Posted 8:43pm Sunday 15th May 2022 by Annabelle Vaughan

Behind every live gig, song, or album is a wide range of people whose jobs are crucial to curating the final product. One of these jobs is the role of sound engineers, whose technical skills, attention to detail, and ability to feel the beat bring the music we love to life.  Chances are if Read more...

Why is Gore the Country Music Capital of New Zealand?

Posted 8:33pm Sunday 15th May 2022 by Ruby Werry

Gore is known for its big fish, suspected rates of incest, and, for some reason, country music. If we’re wondering what Gore has to do with the American South, that pretty much answers the question.  The success of country music in New Zealand, and in Gore specifically, mimics the Read more...

2022 Eurovision Song Rankings

Posted 8:24pm Sunday 15th May 2022 by Ruby Werry

If you’re wondering why you should care about Eurovision as a humble Dunedin student, simply consider that New Zealand is providing the official Prosecco of Eurovision, despite not being allowed to participate. Here are the top picks according to our staff, and a complete list of all 41 Read more...

Critic Poetry Comp

Posted 2:02pm Sunday 8th May 2022 by Vega McHaffie

Winner: taurus knows libra By Vega McHaffie i would plead that when he saw me he wouldn’t realise; my soul was an idea scrawled across real estate agent pads floating amongst reminders to get oat milk, to vacuum car seats after the beach, to water forgotten succulents. it was not a Read more...

If These Walls Could Talk

Posted 1:56pm Sunday 8th May 2022 by Lotto Ramsay

The Otago Uni Campus contains a remarkably anachronistic blend of architectural styles and movements, truly putting the “camp” in Campus. Luckily for all you plebeians, Critic’s resident team of expert architecture historians have compiled a guide to the unspoken symbolism of Read more...

Campus (s)chop suey?

Posted 3:01am Sunday 8th May 2022 by Keegan Wells

The campus shop is filled with wonders. The ratio of sweets to fizz to pies is usually fantastic. However, there are those items that really make you question what place they have in a campus shop. Fried noodles? What do they expect students to do, munch through a whole bag while studying? The Read more...

Tauraka Toi: A Landing Place

Posted 2:59am Sunday 8th May 2022 by Annabelle Vaughan

Paemanu: Tauraka Toi was one of the most recent exhibitions held at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. The exhibition worked with over 40 Ngāi Tahu artists, presenting them with the opportunity to display their art and personal journeys in a collaborative way which facilitated connection with Read more...

(QUIZ) Who’s Selling your Data?

Posted 5:08pm Sunday 1st May 2022 by Critic

Fill in the blanks by answering these questions and finding the corresponding conspiratorial content.   Read more...

Local Produce: Emily Alice

Posted 2:39pm Sunday 1st May 2022 by Jamiema Lorimer

Emily Alice, the band, is Emily Kerr-Bell (vocals), Josh Botting (keys), Toby Roseman (guitar), Josh Tuiavii (drums) and Sol Wyatt (bass). Critic Te Arohi chatted with the band about their upcoming music, their studies and being inspired by the sounds surrounding them growing up. The band formed Read more...

A Mermaid, a Megalodon, and a Yeti Walk into a Bar….

Posted 2:31pm Sunday 1st May 2022 by Ruby Werry

Animal Planet and Discovery Channel have always ridden the wave of scientific credibility. Their programming is advertised and perceived by the general public as educational fun, the Harold the Giraffe of TV. But just like how you’ve broken all your drinking and drug promises to Harold, Animal Read more...

OPINION: “Save the bees” is a psyop and we all fell for it.

Posted 2:30pm Sunday 1st May 2022 by Fox Meyer

Psyop: “Psychological Operation”. Operations to influence the emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behaviour of governments, organisations, groups, and individuals. Big Honey, backed by international governments and agriculture lobbyists, just pulled off the Read more...

SCIENTIST SPEAKS OUT: Invisible Birds with IBS are REAL

Posted 2:28pm Sunday 1st May 2022 by Ruby Werry

Critic gets weird messages. Some of our readers have amazing tips and info we love to hear, and some of our readers are clearly coming down from a bad trip. One of the latter was someone who called themselves “J”. J was taking a walk of shame Sunday morning, with every crunch of glass Read more...

Local Produce: Ben & Karen of Hangover Helper

Posted 2:50pm Sunday 24th April 2022 by Jamiema Lorimer

Karen and Ben are the minds behind Hangover Helper, a capsule-based hangover cure and business. Fittingly, the duo met on the rinse, one fateful night way back in their first year. Following their graduation last year, they combined their powers, Karen’s Commerce studies and Ben’s Health Read more...

The Media Bias Chart for Dunedin Shitposting Pages

Posted 2:47pm Sunday 24th April 2022 by Annabelle Vaughan

1. Shore Girl, Shore Thing  (Near OCHB) SGST is like a public radio station. Grassroots, always relatable, and run by minorities so you know you can trust it. SGST stands as a stalwart girlboss in a sea of grease-choked mullets, so pop off queens for taking on this male dominated field. Read more...

Raxxed Flat Supplies

Posted 2:45pm Sunday 24th April 2022 by Keegan Wells

Why spend money on something that someone else already has? Whether it be bin space, spoons, or even toilet paper, someone else has these things, and they could be yours with a little courage.  This way of life isn’t new. More than a century ago there was only really one type of car Read more...


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