Editorial | Issue 21

Editorial | Issue 21

The art of being a student

Welcome back all students to the second half of the semester! Hope everyone had an enjoyable wee break. This week, given the fact that we are a magazine representative of Scarfie living, we’ve decided to assemble a Scarfie themed issue surrounding campus living and the best of what Dunedin has to offer.

However, being a student in Dunedin can be tough at times. The ever growing cost of living coupled with the minimal amount of income that can be sourced as a student, can often leave the average academic with very little at the end of each week. But sometimes that can be half the fun. 

Half of the student experience is honing your skills in the fine art of getting something out of nothing. For a long time now, students have discovered there's many handy ways to make a buck go a wee bit further. Calling the helpline on vending machines and explaining exactly how that vending machine stole your money is a surefire way to secure yourself a few free vouchers, whilst signing up to one month trials on such sites as Netflix or Spotify and rotating members of the flat every month is another.

As for keeping warm on a cold winter's night, forget the heat pump—why not try the casino? You don’t necessarily have to spend a dollar. Just pretend you’re with one of the friendly punters on the table, help yourself to the free raspberry cokes and enjoy some Sky tv, all at a toasty 27 degrees. 

However, if all else fails, run an extension cord from your neighbour's house early January and bury the evidence… Just don't expect to be invited to any potluck dinners if you get caught. 

So be sure to enjoy the second half of this semester! Get out and try some of the aforementioned activities or if you have any outstanding ideas of your own, then be sure to flick us an email at critic@critic.co.nz. We’d love to hear from you.

Hugh Baird
Critic Editor

This article first appeared in Issue 21, 2016.
Posted 9:47am Sunday 4th September 2016 by Hugh Baird.