Water Into Wine: The Tasting Notes of Otago's Water Fountains

Posted 5:22pm Sunday 1st August 2021 by Susana Jones

Water fountains are a staple all around campus. They are one of our most reliable and vital resources. There’s just one problem: They all seem to taste different, despite being on the same campus, and presumably being attached to the same pipes. I put my scientific skills to the test, and Read more...

Queer Space Finally Opens, Students Say It’s “Pretty Cool”

Posted 3:09pm Sunday 1st August 2021 by Erin Gourley

The queer space officially opened on Friday 23 June, after a blessing. This was followed by a speech from OUSA President Michaela Waite-Harvey. The space is located on the second floor of the Union building, opposite the Terrace Lounge. It has a microwave, a mini-fridge covered with The Office Read more...

Lime Scooters Hoon Out of Dunedin

Posted 11:09am Tuesday 13th July 2021 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

Citing “careful consideration” and the “weighing up [of] many factors”, Lime has decided to retreat from Dunedin. But anyone with half a brain knows that the real reason because we threw so many of their scooters in the Leith.  Lime is a self-proclaimed “global Read more...

EDITORIAL: Please someone open a bakery near campus

Posted 12:15pm Monday 26th April 2021 by Erin Gourley

Look I don’t really understand how businesses work and I’m not going to pretend I do. This is less of a valid opinion, and more of a personal fantasy of mine. My demand is simple: I want a bakery near campus. Not a cafe with overpriced scones and slices. A bakery that is overflowing Read more...

Campus Awash In Mysterious Bad Smell

Posted 1:10pm Monday 26th April 2021 by Erin Gourley

A smell descended on campus last week. Students described the smell as “fishy”, “wet mildew”, “wet dog”, “an old wet towel”, “a musty undertone”, and “like a cross between something decomposing and those sheep trucks that go past Read more...

Trans Student Raises Concerns About Otago University

Posted 9:29pm Friday 26th March 2021 by Erin Gourley

A trans student at Otago has raised concerns about the lack of gender neutral bathrooms and the use of deadnames in University systems. Ethan*, a trans student, said that “student wellbeing should be prioritised on campus, to ensure we are in the best state to learn. A lack of vital Read more...

Prices Go Up At Uni Again

Posted 2:10pm Sunday 21st March 2021 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

The University has raised prices yet again at their food outlets. Those on the study grind are notoriously poor, and after prices went up multiple times last year, this latest increase will be another gut punch to the food court faithful. According to Campus and Collegiate Life Services Read more...

Mysterious Movie Being Made on Campus

Posted 10:24pm Saturday 13th March 2021 by Fox Meyer

There’s a movie being filmed on campus. Critic reached out to the Netflix production team of The Royal Treatment, who were unable to provide comment on their closed set.  Students saw a crew filming what appeared to be a market scene outside of Geology, complete with old-timey cars Read more...

The 20th Annual* Critic Fish and Chip Review

Posted 12:15am Sunday 14th March 2021 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

*Disclaimer: Critic did not review Dunedin’s greatest fish and chips in 2020 because there was a lot going on.  Chip and fish. Fish and chip. It can be average as fuck or it can be the food of your dreams. That all depends on where you choose to go. Critic ordered two fish (of Read more...

Forbidden Fruits Around Campus: What They Are and Where to Find Them

Posted 12:46am Sunday 14th March 2021 by Susana Jones

If you’re anything like me, you’re perpetually hungry, but you’re also a hopelessly broke student. You don’t have enough time to prepare anything to eat between meals, and are too broke to simply run to the local New World or dairy and grab something quick without it putting Read more...

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