Teddy Bear Hospital Is So Cute

Otago University Medical Students’ Association (OUMSA) has run its adorable Teddy Bear Hospital for the eighth year in a row. Busloads of kindergarteners arrived at Elim Church and the Hunter Centre last week to get check-ups for their soft toys. Health Professional students donned their lab coats and stethoscopes and did consultations. Savannah Adams, OUMSA Community Outreach Officer and Co-Leader of the Teddy Bear Hospital...

The Best Anonymous Comments From the OUSA Referendum

The OUSA Referendum happened and everything went pretty much as expected. All the boring questions passed because no one properly understood them. The environmental, drug, and miscellaneous ones pretty much passed with high majorities. The only close ones were whether OUSA should ban tickets in its election, 51/49 in favour, whether OUSA should increase Hyde Street’s capacity, 51/49 in favour, and whether OUSA should support the sale of...

The Cover Story

If you were wondering why there were no copies of Critic on campus last week and don’t follow any news outlets in the world, last Monday 2000 copies of Critic’s Menstruation Issue were siezed and destroyed by Campus Watch in a night-time raid because of its cover illustration depicting a menstruating person. Here’s what happened: at 7pm Monday, we noticed that a number of campus stands were empty. We checked the stands again...

Postgraduate Officer Kirio Birks Narrowly Escapes Vote of No Confidence

Kirio Birks, OUSA Postgraduate Officer, has avoided being removed from his position by a margin of two votes after a motion for a vote of no confidence in him was raised at a Student General Meeting last Friday. Matthew Schep, postgraduate student, introduced the motion, claiming that Kirio had not been fulfilling his job responsibilities and advocating for postgraduate students. Matthew described Kirio’s work as “lacklustre and...

Bloody Hell, What a Week

EDITORIAL: There’re too many things I want to say and too little space to say them in, so here’s a big ol’ list of random thoughts about the Menstruation Issue. It wasn’t 500 copies, as the Uni insisted. I reckon it was somewhere around 1500-2000 copies.  We print 4500 copies. We put about 500 copies in halls, and normally have around 2000 copies picked up on Mondays. All the rest were taken. The chief...

ODT Watch

Sources within the ODT have confirmed that Editor Barry Fitzbarry has spent the last week laughing at the moon and hosting...

Letters

Letter of the Week Hello, On behalf of the Board of Directors of the 40 year old international Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, I write to express our extreme dismay at the University of Otago’s censorship of the student magazine...