A Satanic Setup

“The night is dark, and full of terrors,” whispers Leroy. “Fuck off, Leroy,” you respond. “I’m tired of hearing about that Game of Thrones bullshit.” Your group of friends crosses the field, dark clouds massing above, blocking out the stars and surrounding the lonely moon. Tall, pale grass scratches at your ankles… or it would be scratching at your ankles, but you’re wearing Hi-Top...

Students to Watch

In June last year, Aidan Barbour-Ryan set himself a personal challenge to run every day for a year. One month in, the 21-year-old marketing student decided that his challenge could benefit more people than just himself. Aidan decided that he would raise money to increase mental health and suicide awareness through Dunedin charity, Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust. On the 349th day of his challenge, Aidan sat down to speak with Critic about...

A conversation with Tracey Crampton Smith, Otago’s Pagan chaplain

Organised religion is fine, but you have to admit it’s clingy. There’s a lot of reading, a church with real walls (as opposed to a circle of salt on the ground), and convoluted hierarchies of people who tell you what to think. In contrast, Tracey Crampton Smith is the University’s Pagan chaplain. Of the students she supports, some contact her with their own Pagan practices as diviners or druids or wiccans, which they bring...

I Fucked a Fleshlight and it Was the Most Depressing 34 Minutes of My Life

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not out here trying to act like I’m some stud. A cute girl looks at my dick and it’ll go off like Mentos in a Coke bottle. But damn… this Fleshlight is. Not. The. Move. I’m a tried and true five finger veteran (at least 10 years of regular wanks on record), but this was my first time fucking a Fleshlight, and I was a bit stoked. Haven’t been with a girl in a while, and...