September 28, 2020

Dating Disney Princesses

Hear ye, hear ye. The year is 2002. A tiny, bisexual Zoë stares up at Ariel’s cleavage on a grainy VCR. Somewhere in the background, her […]
September 28, 2020


This week, Cameron Leakey delves into disclosing your sexuality and takes stock of how far things have come, and where they have to go. There’s a […]
September 28, 2020

Shaping a Safe Space

A kōrero with Shannon Novak, founder and director of the Safe Space Alliance (and University of Auckland Elam alumni), who discusses the importance of safe physical […]
September 28, 2020

Whatever Team You Play For

One of my favourite photos is of Swedish footballer Magdalena Eriksson, kissing her girlfriend, Danish footballer Pernille Harder, at the World Cup. A few days later, […]
September 16, 2020

Return to University FAQ

A lot of students have questions about how the university will operate when we return to campus next week. Craccum have poured through all the university’s […]
September 1, 2020

How Has Abortion Access Changed Since the Abortion Law Reform?

On 18th March 2020, the Abortion Legislation Act 2020 was passed in New Zealand. The bill, sponsored by Andrew Little, brought about long needed changes to […]
September 1, 2020

Tackling Youth Drinking: An Interview With Sober House Project

Where were you when you felt pressured to drink? It’s a question that shouldn’t have to be asked, but is one that almost everyone has an […]
September 1, 2020

Sharing the Load

Trigger warning: Includes mentions of abuse, suicidal thoughts, alcohol During the first semester of 2020, remote learning forced the Tuākana Arts programme online. In order to […]
September 1, 2020

Student Response to Remote Learning 2.0

In a less than ideal turn of events, the re-emergence of COVID in Auckland pushed UOA campuses back into remote learning mode. After a couple of […]
August 24, 2020

What Politician Does Your University Magazine Resemble?

Earlier this week, actress and writer Michelle Langstone tweeted that Chris Hipkins looked “studious and slightly snappy … like he edits Craccum or something”. The tweet […]
August 24, 2020

Cartoon Crushes

We went apeshit when the glorious Sky box started to make its way into suburban living rooms. No longer were we restricted to channels 1 and […]
August 24, 2020

Top Ten Disney Channel Original Movies

This week, Cameron Leakey gets some popcorn out and cracks into some Disney Channel Original Movies. Disney Channel Original Movies were the bomb. They may not […]
August 24, 2020

Disney or Nickelodeon: Which Is Better?

Disney – Aisha O’Malley I don’t get why this is even an argument – it is so clear to me that Disney is far better than Nickelodeon. […]
August 24, 2020

Tag! You’re It.

Remember the simpler times? When we would dash around schoolyards, slapping each other on the arm, screaming with joyful fear. Louise Barnes explores the echoes of […]
August 17, 2020

Outfits of UOA

This week, Resident Fashion Icons™, Cameron Leakey and Madeleine Crutchley, break down the style guide for each faculty. Okay look, you couldn’t exactly call last semester’s […]