Opinion: The Deliberate Flouting of the Crimes Act at Auckland’s Drury Christian School

Posted 10:56am Sunday 30th July 2017 by Jean Balchin

Last year, I wrote an article on the horrors of Accelerated Christian Education (ACE), a fundamentalist American homeschooling programme being taught in homes and schools across New Zealand. I discussed how ACE upholds the belief that the Bible is literally true, that there should be no distinction Read more...

OPINION - Please OUSA, Can We Have Some More?

Posted 11:00am Sunday 23rd July 2017 by Joe Higham

The Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) website states that “online referenda are one of the many ways you can have your say through OUSA … on university policy or a wider issue, you can change OUSA’s stance.” This explanation, on top of the fact that Read more...

Opinion: Don’t be a Sucker – Vote or Get Voted on

Posted 11:21am Sunday 23rd July 2017 by Isaac Yu

It’s that happy time that only comes around once every three years. ‘It was the best of times, the most shitposty of times,’ the famous proclamation tells us. A time of soap box Facebook statuses on WHY. YOU. SHOULD. VOTE. Yet, despite all the internet slacktivism about how Read more...

No End in Sight For Syrian Civil War, But You Can Help

Posted 10:55am Sunday 2nd April 2017 by Zahra Shahtahmasebi

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Why a hospital rebuild matters to students

Posted 12:12pm Sunday 12th March 2017 by David Clark

Even though today it is agreed across the political spectrum that our hospital desperately needs updating, the timeframe for a rebuild keeps getting dragged out, and some argue that the new buildings may deliver fewer services than they currently do. My position is simple: Dunedin requires a Read more...

How to keep talking when the world is upside down…

Posted 10:50am Sunday 5th March 2017 by Associate Professor James Maclaurin

James Maclaurin is a philosopher of science at the University of Otago. He has a particular interest in the life sciences and computing and information science (particularly artificial intelligence and it’s impact on humanity). We asked him to talk about how to argue constructively. The Read more...

Opinion: Guardiola proving that the EPL is nothing special

Posted 10:36am Saturday 24th September 2016 by Sean Nugent

All too often the media portray the English Premier League as the toughest in the world, and that a player or manager’s career is not totally fulfilled if they do not prove themselves on a cold, rainy night in Stoke. Having won all eight competitive games so far, including five in the EPL, Pep Read more...

Opinion: Blackcaps should stop persevering with Martin Guptill

Posted 11:06am Saturday 17th September 2016 by Sean Nugent

The Blackcaps start their tour of India this week, hoping to improve on their disappointing performance in South Africa last month. They will play three tests and five ODIs over the next five weeks, before coming home to prepare for another long summer of cricket. Coach Mike Hesson has said that it Read more...

Opinion: Warriors prove their consistency

Posted 10:55am Saturday 10th September 2016 by Sean Nugent

This was supposed to be the year that the Warriors finally turned it around and made a serious push at not only the playoffs, but also at the NRL title. Yet, following the conclusion of their embarrassing 40-18 loss to Parramatta last weekend, the Warriors found themselves out of the playoffs for Read more...

Opinion: Has the All Blacks dominance made international rugby less exciting?

Posted 10:50am Sunday 4th September 2016 by Sean Nugent

Former England footballer Gary Lineker once said “football is a simple game. 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.” Applied to the All Blacks, Lineker’s quote fits like a glove. I’m sure plenty of opposition have walked off the park Read more...

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