Agnew Street Party Re-Cancelled

Students’ attempts to run the Agnew Street party themselves this year have been abandoned. Even though sponsors had been found, security had been considered and morale was high, security concerns raised during a meeting on 9 May resulted in the plan being cancelled. The meeting was attended by Agnew St residents, as well as the Proctor, the Campus Constable, two cops, landlords, and representatives from Student Health, FENZ, St John and...

Record-Breaking Turnout for UniQ’s Inaugural MS Paint Competition

For Art Week, UniQ teamed up with Art Club to host a painting competition. Well, a Microsoft Paint competition anyway. In a beautiful and rather wholesome twist, all four people who entered came out winners. UniQ, Otago’s resident club for members of the LGBTQ+ community, decided that 2022 was the year for their first annual MS Paint competition. Some of the exec members pitched in to draw up posters advertising the competition,...

J Day Lights up in the Octagon

J Day hit the heart of the Octagon last Saturday from noon till 4:20 (blaze it, nice). J Day is an event 20 years in the running, calling for weed to be legalised and more generally a celebration of cannabis culture. Critic Te Arohi reported from amidst the smog and bravely conducted interviews over blasting techno and Bob Marley.  Bert Holmes, organiser of J Day, saw the event as a “chance to come out of their bubbles and...

Vegan Bake Sale Raises Money for Animals and Vegans in Ukraine

On Saturday 7th May, the Dunedin Ōtepoti Vegan Society (DŌVeS) held a bake sale for Ukraine on the Museum Reserve. What link does veganism have with Ukraine and what does buying baked vegan treats achieve? Critic Te Arohi went along to find out. DŌVeS originally hatched the idea of a bake sale as part of a nationwide effort to further an initiative run by Shawn Bishop (who runs an Animal Sanctuary in Matakana) to raise money for...

Rally Held For Palestine

CW: genocide, ethnic cleansing On Saturday May 7, the Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa (PSNA) held a rally from the Museum Reserve to the Octagon. Around 60 people took to the streets with placards, chanting the Palestinian independence slogan: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free”.  The protesters aimed to bring awareness to a tragic chapter in Palestinian history: the ‘Nakba’, which happened...

Human Nutrition Dept. Launches Cheap Student Meal Kits

The Department of Human Nutrition has launched meal packages to help flats take some stress out of meal prep. It’s one of a...

Edinburgh Asks Students To Re-Sign by May, Backtracks

Edinburgh Realty was sending letters to students telling them to decide whether they would re-sign their flats in May. They were...