The Loose Guide | Issue 24

Posted 1:47pm Sunday 22nd September 2013

Life isn’t always easy. Between busy schedules, peer pressure and a tendency to over-commit, many of us wind up with very little time for ourselves. This can lead to serious medical conditions like boredom, crankiness and strop. Sometimes all you need to do to reset the balance is take a pause for Read more...

The Loose Guide | Issue 23

Posted 2:39pm Sunday 15th September 2013

Depending on how far up your arse your head is, some of you may have noticed that Dunedin actually extends beyond the Student Quarter (and the Octy on weekends). The rest choose the path of blissful ignorance, which is a short path indeed. If you’re tired of being limited to territory that you can Read more...

The Loose Guide | Issue 22

Posted 1:51pm Sunday 8th September 2013

No matter who you are, at one time or another you’ve probably been on the receiving end of an advance from a pushy, nosy, contentious or overly concerned parent. Maybe you have two of them. Maybe even more. Whatever your situation, be it going home for a “break” (read: free food) or getting hounded Read more...

The Loose Guide | Issue 21

Posted 3:48pm Sunday 1st September 2013

Though we all prefer the comforts of home when relieving ourselves, there will inevitably be times when you are forced to use a public bathroom (or run the risk of bursting a pipe). At such times, it is important to stay calm and collected as you take care of business. Done incorrectly, this can be Read more...

The Loose Guide | Issue 19

Posted 2:29pm Sunday 11th August 2013

Despite all the commercials, warnings and campaigns we endure in today’s society, the fact is that smoking is still pretty cool. Admit it. If it weren’t so bad for you, most everyone would still be doing it – just like back in the day. No shame, no problem. Unfortunately, a guilty conscience and Read more...

The Loose Guide | Issue 18

Posted 3:50pm Sunday 4th August 2013

As a tolerant and diverse educational institution, Otago welcomes thousands of international students every year. Naturally accommodating and patient though we are, Kiwis sometimes still manage to inadvertently offend visitors of other cultures – usually by way of well-meaning narrow-minded Read more...

The Loose Guide | Issue 17

Posted 4:45pm Sunday 28th July 2013

There are probably a number of reasons why some of you hate going to class – early starts, yawn-worthy material and the droning voice of your lecturer can be enough to scare off the best of us. What the majority don’t realise is that there may be just one simple barrier between you and enjoyment of Read more...

The Loose Guide | Issue 16

Posted 3:59pm Sunday 21st July 2013

The recent snowfalls and generally icy weather conditions in our humble burgh have shed light on the gripping reality that Dunedinites aren’t prepared to deal with anything more serious than sleet. Situated at a latitude of almost 46° south, Dunedin somehow still manages to act surprised when snow Read more...

The Loose Guide | Issue 15

Posted 8:23pm Sunday 14th July 2013

For the better part of your lives, most of you have been labouring under the delusion that you are in control of your TV set and that it exists only to serve you. You would be wrong. Every time you switch on that attention-seeking slab of circuitry, you relinquish control of your thoughts, desires Read more...

The Loose Guide | Issue 14

Posted 6:05pm Sunday 7th July 2013

Welcome back, Scarfies. It’s that time of year when, freshly relieved of any responsibilities or parental supervision, you’re probably gonna get plastered. Repeatedly. That’s fine, but remember: a sloppy drunk is a lonely drunk. Here are a few tips to help you keep your cool, avoid embarrassment and Read more...

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