Why We Wear Black

Content warning: Sexual violence   Thursdays in Black is an international campaign against sexual violence and standing up for survivors of sexual violence, whose stories are often swept under the rug because of shitty social conventions against talking about awful or awkward things. The campaign has been around since the ‘80s, but launched in New Zealand in 1994 by now-Member of Parliament Jan Logie, and highlights the...

OPINION: Let a Man Walk Through Uni in Cowboy Boots and a Tank Top in Peace

Whether it be a pair of cowboy boots or a shirt with seven sleeves (a tad excessive possibly), since I started uni I have gradually descended further and further into the black hole of fashion. At this point, the more outlandish the better. Now some might label this as ‘a cry for attention’ or ‘try hard’, but in its rawest sense it is nothing but a true expression of my personality. Fashion is the first (and in many cases...

The Tree that Smells Like Cum

There are two things I’ve learnt in this life. One, that some things demand to be felt and two, that some things demand to be smelt. Dunedin has a tree that smells like cum. Officially called Pyrus calleryana, this Cum Tree is a species of pear tree native to China and Vietnam. There might be more than one tree, but I’m too lazy to go in search of them, so it’s the one and only, as far as I’m concerned. While...

Best Dressed Couple On Campus

The gay paradise ducks that hang out on Union Lawn (fuck the heterosexual paradise ducks that live by the Leith) are inspirational. These good boys love to waddle around the food trucks, eat grass, and serve luuks. After months trying to book an interview, Samuel L Quackson and Quackie Chan sat down with Critic to chat about current events and their fashion icons.   Critic: What is your favourite fashion trend on campus? Quackie...

Students to Watch

“We want to encourage people to do the right thing and just do what they can. If we can keep that momentum going, keep that fire burning, we feel like we might be able to point humanity in the right direction.” At only 24, Eva Cambourn works as the director and designer of her own hemp apparel company Grumpysuns. Eva studied Zoology, Anthropology and Archaeology at Otago a few years ago. “My studies have 100% helped stoke my...

I Am The Girl

I am the girl who never called the police Never said a word didn’t cry didn’t scream A good little girl taught to keep the peace, Told staying silent was best for me Society made sure my tongue stayed tied Just stay silent, run and...