Exec Member’s Ghosting Prompts By-Election

A by-election for the Finance and Strategy Officer role on the OUSA Student Exec has been called. Abby Clayton, who occupied the role last semester, bowed out of her Exec position last Monday, July 15th. Her formal resignation followed a month of radio silence, with repeated attempts to reach the Exec member failing – essentially ghosting the association.  At an emergency Exec meeting last Monday, OUSA President Keegan Wells told...

Students Pressure Unis for Stance on Palestine

Students for Justice in Palestine across the motu are continuing to pressure their universities to take political stances on the war on Palestine. Universities continue to defend their positions of “institutional neutrality” – a position students might have been willing to accept before Massive (Massey’s student mag) broke the news of Massey Uni’s financial links to Israel on June 20th. Critic Te Ārohi spoke...

Closed Caption Lectures (Hopefully) A Step Closer

In a win for accessibility and people who swear they can’t hear without subtitles, closed-captions in lectures appear to be getting closer to reality for Otago tauira. Last week, all students were emailed a link for surveys inviting them to give feedback on a policy proposed by the OUSA Exec that would mandate lecture recordings.  OUSA Exec members Tara, Ibuki, and Stella L have been working all year to see the policy get over the...

Shrexy U-Bar Kicks off Re-Ori

After U-Bar was SWAMPED with closure for much of the second half of first semester (cue wails from Pint Night loyalists), its semester two debut was OUSA’s very own Shrek rave – presented by yours truly.  Boasting free entry and complimentary glow sticks – potentially in a bid to distract punters from the lack of real mud and trees in the ‘swamp’ – the event’s tunes from arguably the 2000s most...

Free Brekky Attracts Porridge Pinchers

Rumours of a porridge thief swept the free brekky community last week after successive mornings saw the porridge stock depleted quicker than you can say “oatmeal.” Breakfast runs from the...

Capping Show Claims Edinburgh Ripped Off ‘Beezie’ Theme

A recent Edinburgh Realty ad campaign has raised eyebrows after students noticed it looked somewhat similar to the Capping...