Critic has to sit through all the OUSA Exec meetings, which are mostly either horrendously boring or absurdly tense. However, in between there are some ok moments.
So Critic presents: the best quotes from Exec meetings that never made it into articles.
“It feels kind of culty” - Caitlin Barlow-Groome, OUSA President, on the OUSA Exec.
“We love environment stuff” - Caitlin Barlow-Groome.
“We’re not losing money anymore” - Steve Willis, Otago University Chief Operating Officer.
Steve Willis “sits on every committee known and not known” - Kirio Birks, Postgraduate Officer (Part One).
Colleges Meeting “was not boring at one point” - Norhan El Sanjak, Colleges Officer.
“Check my spelling errors; as Critic confirmed, I’m stupid” - Caitlin Barlow-Groome.
“The University’s name department’s pretty poor” - James Heath, Education Officer and 2018 President-elect.
“I’m quite funny” - Norhan El Sanjak.
“It pisses me off looking at you [Critic reporter]” - Caitlin Barlow-Groome.
Policy Committee was “Horrendously tedious” - Cam Meads, Administrative Vice-President.
[Context: Cam was bullying (read: flirting with) Caitlin]
“Don’t we have a question against bullying in the referendum?” - Caitlin Barlow-Groome.
“It hasn’t passed yet” - Cam Meads.
“If the buildings burn down, guess what, you guys are paying” - Debbie Downs, OUSA CEO.
“English is still a language” - James Heath.
“I’ve been pretty much sleeping since [the last meeting]” - Tiana Mihaere, Tumuaki Te Roopū Māori.
“We kinda got to the bottom of the fact that I get some money” - Tiana Mihaere.
Tamati [Coffey] gave a speech while everyone was “mildly intoxicated; it was well received” - Tiana Mihaere.
“It was a Rollercoaster of a FEC [Finance and Expenditure Committee] meeting” - James Heath.
On what he’ll be doing at the OUSA Paint and Sip event: “I’ll be sipping the paint” - Cam Meads.
Met to “plan the planning committee” - Tiana Mihaere.
*Joel MacManus, Critic Editor, pulled the finger to Caitlin Barlow-Groome, OUSA President, when she didn’t give us speaking rights in an exec meeting, yet again.*
“They don’t have speaking rights, but they do have eating rights” - Debbie Downs.
“People don’t love me in colleges” - Norhan El Sanjak.
“Am I letting important stuff slip by? Am I not telling you guys stuff? Who knows?” - Abigail Clark.