The Best BYO Wine Pairings

Posted 6:44pm Sunday 29th May 2022 by Keegan Wells and Annabelle Parata Vaughan

The ancient Egyptians got a lot of things right. The angles of their pyramids, the fact they even built pyramids (inarguably sick), and maybe most importantly, the fact they liked to absolutely smash back wine. One painting of a New Year’s feast includes a woman saying “give me eighteen Read more...

Drink Spiking Incident Correction

Posted 1:31pm Sunday 1st May 2022 by Fox Meyer

Last issue, Critic published a story about an OUSA club-organised BYO in which two people suspected their drinks had been spiked. The girl who suffered the worst of the two experiences got in touch with Critic to correct some major details of the story. Jamie* did not make it home ok, as Read more...

Suspected Drink-Spiking at BYO Leaves Club Baffled

Posted 2:10pm Sunday 24th April 2022 by Fox Meyer

Two people suspect that their drinks were spiked at a BYO at the start of the year. According to Dunedin Hospital, rates of alcohol-related admissions spike around student party weekends like O-Week and St Paddy’s. The Otago University Snow Sports Club (OUSSC) hosted a public BYO at the Read more...

Students Obsessed With New Pyramid Scheme

Posted 10:33pm Saturday 13th March 2021 by Fox Meyer

The largest club on campus is now the Sign Up Club. Everyone so used to signing up or scanning in for Covid that there is now a club just for that. The club is formless and exists mostly as a Facebook page. But its numbers are rapidly growing. “We don’t want to overshadow Read more...

The Queen Can Not Be Saved

Posted 11:02am Sunday 5th July 2015 by Angus Shaw

As students return for re-orientation, BYOs may no longer be the same. A new accord, or agreement of standards, developed by the Dunedin Police and the Southern District Health Board was announced last Monday. The accord aims to reduce intoxication in Dunedin BYO restaurants and make BYOs Read more...

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