“You feel that instant connection”

Posted 4:30pm Sunday 16th May 2021

Kiwi artist Mark Perkins, known by his stage name ‘Merk’, has made a name for himself in recent years releasing two successful albums to critical acclaim. Critic Te Arohi spoke to Merk about his most recent album, Infinite Youth, which came out in February of this year. Merk has been Read more...

Government Providing 400 MIQ Spots for International Students in June

Posted 3:45pm Sunday 16th May 2021

More international students will be able to come to Otago Uni from June, with 400 spots in MIQ set aside for international students.  The New Zealand International Students’ Association welcomed the news and said that the “lack of MIQ spaces has been a long-standing problem for Read more...

What Conspiracy Theory Are You?

Posted 3:51pm Sunday 9th May 2021

1 - What is your favourite Wii Sports sport? a.             Bowling b.             Read more...

Nuclear Expeditions and Communist Plots: Inside the Secret Government Hunt for Uranium in Fiordland

Posted 3:25pm Sunday 9th May 2021

There was a secret government expedition to Fiordland in 1944 to search for uranium for nuclear weaponry. I went down a rabbit-hole of archives, obituaries, and letters that took me from Fiordland, to Nigeria, to Norway — to find answers to the questions I had.  I was reading an Read more...

What MicroGenre Are You?

Posted 7:43pm Sunday 2nd May 2021

1 - What Radio station do you most identify with? a.              I’m more of a podcast person b.             ZM or The Read more...

Campus Queer Space Faces More Hurdles

Posted 4:51pm Sunday 2nd May 2021

A dedicated queer space on campus has been in the works since 2018 and, more than two years down the track, is still facing issues.  As previously reported by Critic, the space was meant to open on the first floor of the University Union building near the Terrace Lounge by the end of April. Read more...

How to Avoid Killing Your Herbs: When, Where, How, and What to Grow

Posted 9:06pm Monday 26th April 2021

If you expected another article about growing weed, you will be sorely disappointed. This is all about literal herbs. When? Herbs don’t benefit from space heaters and alcohol blankets, so planting at the right time is the key to making sure your herbs survive the winter. Right now is Read more...

Renters United: Fighting for a Fair Deal for Renters

Posted 3:26pm Monday 26th April 2021

Abusive landlords, privacy breaches, and runaway rent prices are the bread to the butter that is Renters United. The only thing worse than landlords are the structural conditions that created them. Look, I get it, not everyone wants to own their own house  at whatever point they’re at in Read more...

OPINION: Make Dunedin More Walkable

Posted 12:51am Monday 19th April 2021

Dunedin was largely planned out by settlers that were probably way too deep on Scotch and Irn-Bru. In that state, they thought that a street with a 35% incline would be a funny meme. They literally tried to superimpose Edinburgh onto the Otago landscape, stubbornly ignoring all of the hills that Read more...

The Committee: A Tale of Cash, Cocktails, and Conspiracy

Posted 12:10am Sunday 11th April 2021

It’s August 2018. You’re in Year 13. You’re covered in pimples, you don’t know how to blowdry your hair, and your fashion sense is what can only be described as preppy-grunge. Your on-and-off high school girlfriend has just broken up with you because you had a Skype call with Read more...

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