Is Agnew The New Hyde? Not Yet, But It Was Still Pretty Sweet

The Agnew Street party has left its mark on North Dunedin. The self-proclaimed “Hyde’s ugly stepsister,” Angew is the younger generation’s un-ticketed paradise of day-drinking, bass thumping, and regrettable hookups. First and second years travelled across campus, and up a hill to meet an absolutely packed street, already plastered with abandoned cans and puke. It was described as “an absolute ripper, aye”...

Fire Engines Called to Steamy Scenes at Geology Camp

Two fire engines were called to an Otago Uni Geology camp in Omaui after shower steam set off the fire alarm. A group of students studying Igneous Petrology and Volcanology were staying at the Omaui YMCA lodge for an exciting weekend of looking at rocks around Bluff. The “deafening” fire alarm went off around 10:30pm on Saturday night said student Chelle Fitzgerald. She said the alarm was one of those “fucking crazy...

Opinion: The OUSA Exec Needs a Massive Overhaul

Back in the day, the OUSA executive had almost 20 members. They fought a lot and spent lots of money. They were a bit like a pretentious, high-rolling kindergarten. They had positions for everything. They even had two “general reps,” who did…well, nobody really knew what they did. When the exec was eventually trimmed down to its current, svelte form, the general reps were the first to go, and nobody cared too much. With the new...

Students Concerned About Enrolment Numbers Increase

Some students are worried about space in courses and libraries as the University of Otago announced that its enrolment figures for 2018 show an increase of about 380 equivalent full-time students (EFTS) on 2017. Most these extra students are enrolled in first-year undergraduate programmes and are presumed to be a result of the Labour Party’s new fees-free enrolment policy. Undergraduate programmes experienced the greatest increase in...

It’s Red Card Season, Comrades!

Welcome to another loosely themed issue of Critic. This week we’re telling you what to think by reviewing a bunch of stuff like carpet, Chinese food, and Vodka Cruisers so that you know what the best stuff is and you don’t have to have any original thoughts or opinions. While we’re on the topic of Critic telling you what to do, you should really pull your Red Card soon. We’re fast approaching the wonderful time of year...

OUSA Postgrad Officer Resigns Due to “Workload”

Kirio Birks, OUSA Postgraduate Officer, has resigned from his position, citing his other commitments. In his resignation letter, Kirio said, "After reflection on the academic workload in front of me as a student, and the new opportunities I have been presented with, I must make a decision". At the exec meeting where Kirio announced his resignation, Abigail Clark, Welfare Officer, asked Kirio if he was OK, and asked why he...

The Revue Review

Every year a bunch of law students and a bunch of med students get together and try to be funny. Critic reviews how successful they were.   Med Revue Med Revue, despite being punishingly long at well over three hours and punishingly full of puns,...

Student Start-Up “Ento” Wants to Make Eating Bugs Mainstream

While your flatmates are arguing about dishes and being too loud past 10pm, there is a flat full of students who are working to...

Varsity Comes Out Top of Rugby Premiership

The Otago University Rugby Football Club (OURFC) has continued its run as the winningest rugby club in New Zealand, picking up three senior grade championships. The Women’s Senior A team had...

Critic and Radio One to Host OUSA Election Debate at UBar

In a move to shock the ages the OUSA Exec have allowed Critic and Radio One to moderate the OUSA elections forums, after last...