Can we all just admit that the Selwyn Ballet sucks?

Posted 8:51pm Thursday 9th May 2019

At the 2019 Capping Show, the Selwyn Ballet will take to the stage for its 91st year. This year’s troupe got a warm-up on a big stage, performing for Forsyth Barr Stadium at the Highlanders game last week. The Selwyn Ballet is a large group of first year boys wearing tutus and excessive Read more...

OPINION: Half of the OUSA Exec Positions Are a Complete Waste of Time

Posted 11:24pm Thursday 4th October 2018

OUSA just went an entire year without the Campaigns Officer running a campaign, despite it being in their job title. The closest thing to a ‘campaign’ was making a weekly exec roundup video on Facebook that fuck all people watched.  We don’t want to entirely dismiss the Read more...

Proctor Offered Resignation After Bong-Taking Revelations

Posted 11:16pm Thursday 4th October 2018

University of Otago Proctor Dave Scott offered to resign after it was revealed that he had removed several bongs from student flats while the residents were away. Vice Chancellor Harlene Hayne rejected his offer and told him she wanted him to stay on in the role.  A university spokesperson Read more...

The Top Things of 2018

Posted 6:56pm Thursday 4th October 2018

Here at Critic, we consider it our job to tell you what to think so that you don’t have to. At least, that’s what we tell ourselves while we eat fish n chips and get on the piss and then justify it as journalism by writing about it afterwards. Anyway, here’s a list of the best Read more...

Editorial: The One Where I Get Self-Indulgent

Posted 6:41pm Thursday 4th October 2018

I’m very sad. This is the last issue of Critic for 2018. I will be moving on next year, appointing a new editor, and leaving this beautiful city and all you wonderful people. That makes me sad.  I love this magazine. I really do, despite all the 4am nights and 60+ hour weeks, I love Read more...

The Proctor BongShell: The Complete Chronic-les

Posted 12:06am Friday 28th September 2018

The story of University Proctor Dave Scott entering student flats and removing bongs without permission has captured the imaginations of the student population and the national media in a way no story has in years, overshadowing even the Critic censorship debacle earlier this year.  It all Read more...

OPINION: Donít Fire the Proctor, Reform the Position

Posted 10:03pm Thursday 27th September 2018

EDITORIAL: When the story of the Proctor entering student flats to remove bongs broke last week, there was naturally an angry reaction from a lot of people. A petition demanding Dave Scott’s resignation got over 2000 signatures before it was taken down and Abe from Whakamana is talking about a Read more...

$25,000 Donated to Bring Private Prosecution Against Otago Uni Over Removal of Bongs from Flats

Posted 10:57am Tuesday 25th September 2018

Abe Gray, founder and owner of the Whakamana Cannabie Museum, says he has received a $25,000 donation from an anonymous benefactor to create a ‘Whakamana Legal Fighting Fund’ to pursue the University of Otago in private prosecution over the removal of several bongs from student flats by Read more...

Proctor Let Himself into Flat, Took Bongs in 2016, Students Say

Posted 9:38am Tuesday 25th September 2018

Despite the University’s claim that it was “unusual and unlikely to be repeated,” some students are saying that University Proctor Dave Scott has been entering flats without permission to remove bongs for over two years.   A student, who asked to remain anonymous, told Read more...

Second Flat Claims Proctor Entered Home Without Permission, Took Bongs

Posted 3:35pm Monday 24th September 2018

A second flat is alleging that University of Otago Proctor Dave Scott entered their home without permission while everyone was out and took their bongs. This comes soon after Critic reported that the Proctor entered a Leith Street North flat three weeks ago while no one was home and took $400 worth Read more...

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Joel MacManus

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