How to Spot a Fresher Member of the University in their First Year of Study

Posted 2:36pm Sunday 24th April 2022 by Sean Gourley

If you are in your first year, congratulations. The move to Orange meant you finally got a taste of Dunedin’s social life. This took you one step closer to integrating with the wider student community, one step further away from sticking out like a sore thumb. However, there are still some key Read more...

Management Meddling Moves Fresher Frenzy From Friday

Posted 2:43pm Sunday 27th February 2022 by Denzel Chung

It was no coincidence. In a bid to end “antisocial behaviour” on Health Sci Friday, the Proctor worked together with Uni management to shift Health Sci exam dates last year. This attempt to minimise partying worked about as well as you would expect. With the final HSFY exam for Read more...

Erections Continue at New College

Posted 3:30pm Friday 1st October 2021 by Fox Meyer

There’s a new residential college going up by Emerson’s brewery, in case you’ve been wondering what all the dramatic scaffolding is for. Te Rangihīroa College is set to be operational by semester two, 2023. Chief Operating Officer Stephen Willis told Critic that the college Read more...

What’s (Still) Wrong with Freshers?

Posted 2:37pm Sunday 18th July 2021 by Fox Meyer

Six months ago, we asked O-Week freshers what the biggest problem in their life was. Most of them said that their biggest problems were making friends, missing family, or other social issues. Critic hit up the line outside Union Hall on 14 July to check back in, and see if anything had changed. One Read more...

Boutique Hotel Takes the L, Repurposed into Student Accommodation

Posted 6:01pm Saturday 6th March 2021 by Quintin Jane

Otago University has converted its Executive Residence boutique hotel into student accommodation for 2021.  The Executive Residence, also known as “that fancy house on Union Street East,” is now being managed by University College as a part of the University’s expansion of Read more...

OPINION: Freshers, Stop Leaving the Game Early

Posted 6:33pm Saturday 6th March 2021 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

Being born and raised in Dunedin, I’ve got a special place in my heart for the mighty Highlanders. I was there for their last game at Carisbrook over ten years ago, I watched as we lifted our first trophy in 2015. Since arriving at uni, I’ve been to almost every ‘Landers game at Read more...

What’s Wrong With Freshers?

Posted 10:56pm Saturday 6th March 2021 by Fox Meyer

We intercepted first-years on their way out of the Toga Party to ask a simple question: What is the biggest problem in your life right now?   Three new friends all admitted that “coming from a solid group of friends back home, and starting anew” was really tough, but patted Read more...

Rate or Hate

Posted 11:22am Sunday 7th March 2021 by Sasha Freeman

  Rate Asking groups of white boys at parties “so like IS there a difference between Star Wars and Star Trek?” Great way to kick off some discourse, be prepared to get yelled at tho.  Day drinking during online learning. Nothing like hitting up your 4pm Zoom tut with Read more...

Egg Sales Spike During O Week

Posted 5:13pm Saturday 6th March 2021 by Callan George

There was a “small spike in egg sales” during O Week, thanks to the long-held tradition of egging freshers. A Countdown spokesperson said that they saw “a small spike in egg sales at our Dunedin stores over Orientation Week”. However, they encourage people to think Read more...

Two in the Stink: University Adds Twin Share Rooms to Halls

Posted 5:44pm Tuesday 2nd March 2021 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

In an effort to house two hundred more freshers than last year, the University has adopted an American college-comedy staple and added 11 twin rooms across multiple halls, including UniCol, Arana, and Aquinas.  In response to the influx of students, Stephen Willis, the Read more...

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