I Tried Retro Cosmopolitan Sex Tips So You Donít Have To

Posted 5:31pm Sunday 25th July 2021

If there is one thing that all students can universally agree on, it’s that sex is one of life’s greatest pleasures and priorities. Sex can be fun and exciting, or icky and underwhelming. One source of information which has always offered a wide range of sex advice is the sex tips column Read more...

Local Produce: Alex Dykes

Posted 4:28pm Sunday 18th July 2021

Singer-songwriter Alex Dykes is loud, full of life, and new to the Dunedin music scene. His upcoming album, The Dunedin Study, is set to be released this summer. Critic sat down to chat with Alex on his upcoming projects, his time at Otago, and his creative process.  Alex started playing Read more...

Recycle A Device: Otago students are running one of New Zealandís raddest social enterprises

Posted 4:23pm Sunday 18th July 2021

If there is one thing every student has, it’s an old laptop or phone collecting dust in a drawer. Maybe you just don’t know what to do with it, or the thought of recycling it seems like too much admin, or maybe you’re hoping one day your old device will suddenly come back to life. Read more...

The Great Annual Critic Bar Review: Part 2

Posted 4:15pm Sunday 18th July 2021

We’ve established that it is impossible to agree on the best bar. But here a washed-up fourth year with an alcohol problem continues to assess the general vibes of our most iconic drinking spots. This is Part Two of the controversial Great Annual Critic Bar Review. (If you think everything Read more...

Local Produce: Glacť Accessories

Posted 1:33pm Tuesday 13th July 2021

During last year's Covid-19 lockdown, housebound people up and down the country got creative with their time. One of these people was Zhaqueal, a fourth-year dental technology student and owner of up and coming hair accessory business, Glacé.  Zhaqueal’s hair accessories Read more...

The Great Annual Critic Bar Review: Part 1

Posted 1:27pm Tuesday 13th July 2021

In this issue, we begin a review of all the bars in Dunedin assessing the general vibes with some first-hand experiences. Until we put together a scientific ranking, who better to review our bars than myself, a washed up fourth-year with a mild drinking problem? Dunedin Social Club  Going Read more...

Local Produce: Man Ray

Posted 12:45am Monday 24th May 2021

Named after the famous surrealist photographer and the Spongebob villain, Man Ray is one of Dunedin’s newest live bands. Man Ray sat down with Critic to talk about what it’s like gigging around Dunedin, the process of creating music, and their goal to create safe spaces for everyone Read more...

Tag yourself: Menstrual Brands

Posted 12:36am Monday 24th May 2021

Libra The popular one in the group Spends all their money at Glassons  Only drinks vodka RTDs  Wears Nike Air Force Ones everywhere  U by Kotex Will help you out with an assignment last minute  Outfit repeater  Is everybody’s friend Only Read more...

The Pill: The untold truth about the most common form of contraception

Posted 8:47pm Sunday 23rd May 2021

Anxiety, depression, migraines, nausea and weight gain are just a few of the side effects which your body is susceptible to on the oral contraceptive pill. Colloquially known as the pill, the oral contraceptive is one of the most commonly prescribed forms of birth control. It can be used for a range Read more...

Behind the Scenes: The cast and crew of Capping Show tell all

Posted 4:24pm Sunday 16th May 2021

The annual Otago Capping Show is back for its 127th year, with shows running from May 13 to May 21. Critic sat down to chat with some of the cast and crew to talk about what went into creating this year's performance and everything in between.  Actor Lucy, Video Director Alex and Stage Read more...

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