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Otago has $41.7 million to spend

Posted 3:06pm Sunday 15th March 2020 by Critic

The University of Otago reported a surplus of $41.7 million in last week’s University Council meeting. Things the University could buy with $41.7 million include:   $3 lunches for every Otago student for two years. 83.4 million Chupa-Chups. Tom Hanks’ medical bills Read more...

Albany Street Crossing Not Likely Until 2021

Posted 7:03pm Thursday 12th March 2020 by Naomii Seah

Plans to install a pedestrian crossing on Albany Street beside the OUSA Clubs and Socs building will not go ahead until 2021. 78.6% of students felt that the crossing was necessary in the 2019 OUSA referendum. Following the referendum, then-OUSA President James Heath approached the DCC. They had Read more...

STIs on the Rise

Posted 1:45pm Saturday 7th March 2020 by Naomii Seah

The number of STI cases in North Dunedin has risen over the last few weeks. This is normal at the beginning of the first semester, according to a spokesperson from Student Health.  The rise in STIs is mostly caused by an increase in chlamydia and primary herpes cases. Critic suspects the Read more...

Starters Swindles Students with Speightís Stamp Card

Posted 1:43pm Saturday 7th March 2020 by Erin Gourley

It was a gloomy day in Tent City when Caroline was swindled by Starters. Tents stretched skyward; freshers milled around on the grass lawn in front of the Museum; Speight’s t-shirts hung overhead; the Starter’s logo, emblazoned on a black tent, stood out. It was eye-catching. Caroline Read more...

Otago Uni Illness Breakdown

Posted 1:38pm Saturday 7th March 2020 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

Students are dropping like flies with fresher flu and, for two students, the mumps.  A spokesperson from Student Health has confirmed two cases of mumps on the Dunedin campus within the last two weeks. The symptoms are similar to the common cold, but also include fever and painful, swollen Read more...

New Building for Health Sciences Remains a Mystery

Posted 1:27pm Saturday 7th March 2020 by Wyatt Ryder

In November of last year, the University stated that it was considering a new Health Sciences building project with a budget of $138,661,000. $138,660,000 is a lot of money. That is the same price as 63,027,727 packets of Bluebird Salt and Vinegar Chips, or 63,027,726 packets of chips and a Read more...

Otago Uni Invite Alumni to Piss Up on the Grave of Gardies Tavern

Posted 1:25pm Saturday 7th March 2020 by Sinead Gill

Last Wednesday, the University invited all alumni to the Marsh Study Centre to come “Re-live your student days at the Gardies!” and have a free drink. Former and current students are outraged. For those who don’t know, the Marsh Study Centre on Castle Street used to be a pub Read more...

The Southernmost Foosball Club in the World to Start Up in Dunedin

Posted 1:24pm Saturday 7th March 2020 by Sophia Carter Peters

New Zealand’s first foosball (aka table soccer) club will make its debut in Dunedin. The club, once started, will be the southernmost foosball club in the world. Dunedin Foosball will take the southernmost title from Foosball Australia, a club based in Tasmania.  Otago Zoology Read more...

How to Make Money from Your Shitty Landlord

Posted 1:19pm Saturday 7th March 2020 by Erin Gourley

A Dunedin landlord has been ordered to pay exemplary damages (i.e. a lot of money because he fucked up and broke the law) for the third time. On 13 February, the Tenancy Tribunal ordered Kamal Slaimankhel to pay his tenants $1000 as exemplary damages in addition to their bond refund. The tenants Read more...

CRIME: Critic Internís Flat Broken Into

Posted 1:15pm Saturday 7th March 2020 by Jack Gilmore

On Friday evening, a Critic intern’s house was unlawfully entered and burglarized by an unknown assailant in an event that is all too common for students. The intern said he felt a “bit sad”. The intern’s band’s two guitar amps were taken, as well as a cordless Read more...

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