Opinion: Knox College: Accepting our Flaws while Loving our Floors

The last few weeks, our Facebook feeds have been filled with posts from UoO: Meaningful Confessions about the Critic Knox article. We’ve seen people defending the college, apologising on its behalf, and denouncing traditions and managerial problems that would allow sexual assaults to occur and go unresolved. No one in a residential college, or anywhere for that matter, should have to feel alone. Residential colleges are meant to be, and...

Opinion: OUSA Exec Meetings Are So Wholesome Itís Cringe

Are you sitting there wondering why we haven’t reported very much on this year’s OUSA Exec? Yeah, thought not. But, for the three of you who actually care, it’s because they’re being so nice to each other there’s no juicy drama to report. The apparent harmony of the Exec has turned away most of the wizened Critic journalists, who are solely fuelled by conflict and schadenfreude. Because Charlie and Sinead...

Random Shit the Uni Spends Money On

A tonne of milk in Otago Business School: $5,800 per year Have you ever walked past a fridge and decided to take a sneak peek inside? That’s what Critic did in-between lectures in the Business School. To this reporter’s shock it was completely packed with upward of a dozen two-litre bottles of milk for just the one floor. When asked, a University spokesperson revealed that the Otago Business School has an annual budget of $5,800...

Otago Staff and Students Rally For Postgrad Allowances

On Thursday, April 11, almost 800 kilometres from Parliament steps, OUSA marched a group of students and staff from the Union Lawn to the Leith steps across from the Clocktower. There, almost fifty people rallied for the return of Student Allowances for postgrads in sync with those who turned up in Wellington to present the 5,000-person-strong petition to the Education Minister, Chris Hipkins. As the crowd chanted, students told Critic why...

Editorial: We Created a Nudist Community

Honestly, when we first brainstormed the cover for the Sex Issue, we were thinking of having only five or six people. I thought most of them would have to be people I knew who would be fine getting naked. But I put out the call on Facebook anyway, just in case. My inbox was immediately flooded with people wanting to have their naked bits on the cover. All up we had over 50 expressions of interest. That is far too many naked people. I decided...

OUSA Finance Officer Will Enrol Anything that Breathes to Vote

OUSA Finance Officer Bonnie Harrison has proven that she will stop at nothing to get students enrolled to vote in the upcoming Dunedin City Council elections, going so far as to ambush people with voting papers while they’re lining up to get their tickets for Hyde. Desperate to understand why anyone would care about local body elections, we suspected an ulterior motive behind her vigorous campaigning – does democracy simply give...

Opinion: There Should Be a Pacific Rep on the OUSA Exec

Pasifika people are Aotearoa’s fourth largest ethnic population, 66% of whom are born in Aotearoa and over 50% are under 25....

Student General Meeting Cracking Up To Be Slightly Interesting

Last week, Critic speculated what the second floor of the University Book Shop could be developed into now that it is owned by...

Law Camp 2019 Went Pretty Well

Despite the tragic events of the Christchurch shootings happening the same day, the 2019 second year Law Camp went smoothly, said students. Camp leaders were informed of the Christchurch shootings...