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Love Life in the Leaf Litter

Posted 10:37pm Thursday 13th February 2020 by Emma Burns

Ah nature! Dunedin is blessed with many romantic public parks, reserves, and gardens. Filled with the birds and the bees, the flowers and the trees – there is literally love all around us. With Valentine’s Day approaching, why not take a picnic and ponder some romantic strategies used by Read more...

Sea Mouse: The ocean is big and the mouse is small

Posted 10:00pm Wednesday 12th February 2020 by Sophia Carter Peters

If you google ‘sea mouse’ you’ll be met with a cute ocean creature, but a couple scrolls further will open the window into the blues-fueled journey that is Wellington’s Sea Mouse. Powered by Weetbix and classic blues, Sea Mouse is known for their classical take on modern rock Read more...

A Conversation with Justin Pemberton

Posted 1:01pm Thursday 17th October 2019 by Oscar Francis

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. Is it a film for nerds? No, not at all. There’s no way the film would be able to mirror the Read more...

Students to Watch: You

Posted 9:32pm Thursday 3rd October 2019 by Henessey Griffiths

Over the past 25 issues, we’ve been documenting people on campus who are making an impact on the community around them. From people who run community groups, fashion designers, entrepreneurs, to those dedicated to the best chicken nugget deals around town. We only had space to fit in a select Read more...

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

Posted 9:28pm Thursday 3rd October 2019 by Sophia Carter Peters

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 Read more...

All The Time We Scooped the ODT This Year

Posted 9:25pm Thursday 3rd October 2019 by Sinead Gill

Critic: 19 February - OUSA to Introduce Drug Testing for O-Week ODT: 19 February - OUSA introduces drug checking for O-Week   Critic: 21 February - OUSA Ran Drug Testing for O-Week ODT: 26 February - 60 O-Week drug tests carried out   Critic: 14 March - Drug Testing Finds a Read more...

Marlin’s Dreaming: Electrifying, Witty, and Actually Good

Posted 11:27pm Thursday 26th September 2019 by Caroline Moratti

The same day I interviewed Marlin’s Dreaming, Taylor Swift had just released a new album. So overall it was a big day for the Dunedin Sound. Marlin’s Dreaming is a sleepy, mesmerising band consisting of Semisi Maiai (vocals/guitar), Hamish Morgan (percussion) and Oscar Johns (bass). Read more...

WHO SHAT ON THE TABLE

Posted 11:26pm Thursday 26th September 2019 by Owen Clarke

Read the mystery here     At that moment, Kyle opens the door. He sniffs, then looks at the table, then at you. “What the fuck?” he says. “That’s exactly what I said,” you say. “But I wasn’t here. It wasn’t me. It was one of Read more...

The Shittiest Study Session

Posted 11:25pm Thursday 26th September 2019 by Owen Clarke

It’s a rainy Saturday evening in Dunedin. You took five too many nangs last night, forgot there was a hole in the butt pocket of your jeans and, as a result, lost your car keys. You’ve also been ghosted by your last five Tinder matches, three of whom have unmatched you altogether. In Read more...

Students To Watch: Anna Clark

Posted 11:16pm Thursday 26th September 2019 by Nina Minogue

There was never doubt in Anna Clark’s mind about where she was going to head in life. When she was 15, she knew she wanted to do genetics and from the age of four, knew she’d love to work with animals. Studying Genetics and Zoology in undergrad, Anna has combined two lifelong passions Read more...

Students to Watch – Nathan Hollows of Nugget Watch

Posted 9:19pm Friday 20th September 2019 by Phillip Plant

At first glance, Nathan Hollows appears to be just your average CompSci student, but underneath his mild mannered exterior lies the enterprising soul of an entrepreneur. Nathan’s main creation is a website called “Nugget Watch,” which is “dedicated to your hearts deepest Read more...

Sincere Shitposting: The Meme Pages Fundraising for Mental Health

Posted 8:56pm Friday 20th September 2019 by Caroline Moratti

Lad shitposting is a delicate art form. In the past year or so a renaissance of sorts has risen through the weeds of Facebook algorithms. They love all things beer, caps, DnB, and are typically your average breathas. I mean, shit, some pages even have more likes than Critic Booze Reviews. Lad Read more...

I tried to rip bongs through household ingedients: A heartwarming tale of overcoming oppression

Posted 1:02am Friday 13th September 2019 by Thor Elley

Why are we still exclusively ripping bongs through water when there’s a whole world of exotic bong rips out there. Here’re some of the hottest new bong trends for when you feel like spicing your life up:   Day 1: Mandarin Slices in syrup, $1.30 from Countdown. Difficulty: Read more...

A Line About Lines

Posted 12:38am Friday 13th September 2019 by Critic

We asked students to share their best or worst experiences on drugs in ten words or less.   “So drunk, I cummed while completely soft” “Inhaled Diethyl Ether, convinced I was a garage door opener” “Made grilled cheese but with butter instead of Read more...

Students to Watch: Ben Paanakker and Flynn Robson, aka Breatha Science

Posted 12:22am Friday 13th September 2019 by Henessey Griffiths

“Vaccinate your kids, be aware of hidden water, global warming is not a myth, and fuck Donald Trump.” These are the mottos of local students Ben Paanakker and Flynn Robson. Ben and Flynn seem like the average breatha. Living on Queen, loving a cheeky Wednesday night appearance at Pint Read more...

Get Your Own: An ADHD Opinion on Study Drugs

Posted 11:52pm Thursday 12th September 2019 by Sophia Carter Peters

I was 15 when I got my first Ritalin prescription and it changed my life. My grades improved, my relationships improved and I didn’t get comments on my report saying “needs to talk less in class”. ADHD is a chronic disorder that generally involves hyperactivity, inattentiveness, Read more...

Students to Watch | Te Hau Ariki Gardiner-Toi and Karamea Pewhairangi

Posted 1:03am Friday 6th September 2019 by Sinead Gill

For Te Hau and Karamea, every week is Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. As far as any officially themed week goes, though, Māori language week is this week, and you’ll see a bunch of institutions making an effort to include te reo in their social media posts and the likes.  But on top Read more...

In order to heal

Posted 11:59pm Thursday 5th September 2019 by Māori Mermaid

In order to heal We do it together.   I let you thread the stitches into my skin A perfect weave of earth and wind, We bathe each other several times a week, Then plant our antibiotics deep And gently bandage our backs with dirt, We wash our wounds, expel some Read more...

Te Huinga Tauira

Posted 11:55pm Thursday 5th September 2019 by Taylor Terekia

Whakatau mai rā e te huinga tauira, e te huinga tāngata ki tōku whare wānanga e! Nau mai rā e ngā mana, e ngā waka ki te tumu herenga waka, ki Te Tumu ki Ōtākou. Nō mātou o Te Roopū Māori te maringanui ki te whakahaere i Te Huinga Read more...

An Interview with Ant Timpson, Director of Come to Daddy

Posted 11:11pm Thursday 29th August 2019 by Wyatt Ryder

At 57, veteran New Zealand film maker Ant Timpson has made his directorial debut with his film Come To Daddy - a hybrid of a thriller and dark comedy. Timpson started in the film industry writing and sending letters to various film production companies, trying to help any way he could. “We Read more...


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