LadBible Reports On OUSA’s Blues and Golds

OUSA’s Blues and Golds awards are “in recognition of the sporting, cultural and service achievements of current University of Otago students,” said still-president Michaela Waite-Harvey. This year, Laurel Hubbard took home Best Sportswoman. Strangers on the internet, who don’t even go here, had a problem with that. For what is certainly the first time, the always-reputable news source LadBible, reported on...

Uni Admits Misleading Staff on Shift Breaks

Three weeks ago, we reported on widespread employment law breaches and sexual harassment amongst kitchen staff at University-managed halls of residence kitchens. Some staff then requested the mandated shift breaks that we outlined in the piece and were misled by management. When staff in one hall reportedly asked for the 10 minute break they are legally allowed on any shift longer than two hours, they were told they were not entitled to such...

OUSA Referendum Produces 125 Pages of Comments

Students voted to reject only one proposal in the recent OUSA referendum: calling for an Exec member to be dedicated to distance and overseas students. Over 100 pages of comments were also submitted by students, including one student who repeatedly posted the Bee Movie script as their comment for every question. Almost every question received a “yes” vote by students this year. Some questions covered pretty boring administrative...

It Is Almost Chatime, My Dudes

The elusive Chatime, which has been edging students with its fabled branch in the Link since early this year, has said that it will finally open this October. The store, based on walk-bys by Critic staff, now looks pretty well set-up. They even have fake plants above the booths and a machine with a lot of brightly coloured buttons. On April 30, Chatime said that they were experiencing delays while waiting for a part to arrive from...

Asbestos Removed from Zoology Building

A technical report from July detailed that there is dangerous asbestos in some of the University’s heaters. The original heaters were removed, but many still operate in other buildings. The University did not respond in time for comment on this article. After hearing about asbestos in the Biochemistry Building, members of the Zoology department raised concerns to the University about the presence of asbestos in their own Marples...

Lisa’s Mysterious Arms

A strange poem fixating on the arms of Olympic kayaker Lisa Carrington has been popping up on posters around Dunedin in the last week. The poem, “Lisa’s Arms,” reads best aloud. Here it is:   I want her arms. Imagine lying in those arms. Lisa’s arms. They could comfort a nation. Lisa, always look after your arms. The beauty of those arms. We refuse to let them grow old. Lisa, your...