The Climb: An Investigation into the Most Efficient Way to Get Up the Richardson Building

Posted 10:19pm Thursday 30th July 2020

The Richardson Building is one of Otago’s most iconic pieces of architecture. It is obscenely tall and radiates an obnoxious amount of big dick energy. However, it’s also one of the most challenging, harrowing and exhausting buildings to climb up. Getting to class in Richardson is Read more...

Series of Evacuations on Campus Inconveniences Some Students

Posted 1:55pm Sunday 26th July 2020

Evacuations on campus caused a slight inconvenience for students, and is potentially karma for their eaerness to be on campus this early in the semester. St Dave’s was evacuated on Friday, then Central Library on Saturday, and Mellor Lab was evacuated on Wednesday, all within the span of a Read more...

A Seat at Our Table

Posted 1:14pm Sunday 26th July 2020

Throughout my years at university, I have been relentlessly interrogated, ridiculed and challenged on one thing: my Māori heritage. Something which, despite it being no one else’s business, has been a consistent topic of conversation. A conversation which always leads to invasive Read more...

Otago University has an Underground Beer Pong Society, and itís Really Fucking Strange

Posted 8:13pm Thursday 16th July 2020

Turns out, the Otago University Beer Pong Society is real and exactly what you would expect - a bunch of testosterone-fuelled guys who miss their high school sports teams a little too much.  Otago Uni and the student gremlins which inhabit this community have some very odd and highly Read more...

The Tale of Two TJs: The Otago Student Living the Best of Both Worlds.

Posted 2:26pm Sunday 12th July 2020

TJ Zee, better known by his stage name “ZExII” is one of Dunedin’s best emerging music acts, and is also just a generally cool guy. A Physiotherapy student by day, and a performer by night, one could even go as far to say that he is Dunedin’s very own Hannah Montana. Who, in Read more...

Pint Night Returns for Semester Two

Posted 2:50pm Sunday 5th July 2020

The University has confirmed that Pint Night is on for semester two. Despite fearmongering in the student community that Pint Night was not going to go ahead post-lockdown, a University spokesperson confirmed to Critic that Pint Night will in fact recommence on Wednesday, 8 July, during Re-O Read more...

Opinion: Stop Complaining About the Tertiary Package

Posted 5:44pm Friday 17th April 2020

It has been three days since the government dropped the Tertiary student support package as part of their Covid-19 response. Instead of this package being met with gratitude, relief, positivity or thanks, it was met with negativity, spite, and bitching from the student masses. But we, as students, Read more...

First Year Woes: Freshers in the face of Covid-19

Posted 12:35pm Thursday 9th April 2020

It’s no secret that 2020 is shaping up to be a bit of a shit show for everyone thanks to our special friend ‘Rona. But in amongst the panic and chaos that has swept our university community, I feel there is one demographic which has been hit particularly hard by this event. The freshers. Read more...

Interior Design to Optimise Your Bedroom

Posted 3:15pm Wednesday 1st April 2020

Currently, very few students have the luxury of sprawling their stuff into various living rooms or home offices. Many only have their bedrooms to work with. The following is a guide to optimise the space you have, and turn it into the versatile space that all students deserve. 1. Keep your study Read more...

Hospo Hell

Posted 6:42pm Thursday 19th March 2020

Getting a part-time hospitality job is like being a first year in a hall. Not all do it, but for most people it is an inevitable and expected part of the University experience. From the outside, casual waitressing, bartending, cleaning, and serving, all seem like perfect, simple side-hustles to our Read more...

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