Compassion in Action

Posted 12:35pm Sunday 9th August 2015

The next time you’re lying in bed at night trying to get some sleep, take a moment and listen to your body. You’ll hear the digestive gurgles, breath coming in and out of your chest, and perhaps the faint beating of your heart. Your body is amazing. Every little cell that makes up your Read more...

Beyond the Binary

Posted 12:23pm Sunday 17th May 2015

With recent headlines hailing Bruce Jenner's interview as an "Ellen" moment for the trans* community, we take this opportunity to educate and explore the world of sexuality and gender. A few weeks ago Bruce Jenner, a former Olympian and present member of the Kardashian Read more...

Adult, I Am (Not)

Posted 1:07pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

“Help! I need an adult!” I cry upon discovering that my lamp is still not turning on, even though I’ve replaced the bulb and tried it out on five different power points. No, you don’t need an adult, my self-affirming internal monologue says, you are an adult. No one Read more...

Fence-Jumpers and First Years: You Can't Hyde

Posted 3:11pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Saturday 21 March saw this year’s annual Hyde Street Party. With 4000 attendees, there were 15 arrests made. Offenders were detained mainly for disorderly and offensive behaviour, although there was one arsehole who shoulder-barged a St John ambulance on Albany Street in an incident that left a Read more...

Halls - The Practical Jokes Edition

Posted 5:30pm Sunday 8th March 2015

Otago University’s students have a bad reputation. A walk through the residential halls’ more chequered histories stands to remind our fresh-faced first years that we’re not all depraved — but even those that are won’t bite (much). Gazing up at the Himalayan mountain range that is the hill Read more...

The kids are alright

Posted 4:35pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

Midway through last year, one of the world’s oldest and boldest student media publications was closed down. London Student had been in print since the early 1920s and until recently had been representing over 120,000 students as one of the largest university newspapers in Europe. London Student’s Read more...


Posted 9:43pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

Imagine yourself sitting on a cold, metallic, fold-up chair. One of the chair legs is off-balance and the air in the room you’re sitting in is crisp. There are other people in this room, eight of them, to be precise. All eight are perched uncomfortably on chairs that are equally as cold and metallic Read more...

The perplexity of sin

Posted 4:32pm Sunday 18th May 2014

We've all heard of the big, bad Seven Deadly Sins, but where did they originate? Lydia Adams has a glance at their history, religious parallels, and possible modern-day alternatives. As I sat there at my dimly-lit desk, thinking of all the possible things I could have done in my life to Read more...

The Real Flatmates of Dunedin

Posted 7:01pm Sunday 30th March 2014

When I asked students from around New Zealand what the first thing is that sprang into their mind when I said “Otago University,” the answers I received were all fairly similar. Most of their reactions were something along the lines of, “Ya’ll a bunch of Scarfies,” “Bad drinking culture,” and, Read more...

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