opinion.

May 25, 2020

Whakarongo Mai! Listen Up! What Do Students Think of Budget 2020?

Following the budget announcement this month, Craccum heard from three Auckland students and the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations regarding their thoughts on Budget 2020. […]
May 25, 2020

Auckland Students Recount Experiences with Elohim Academy Cult

In my Issue 9 story, “A Cult Tried and Failed to Recruit Me”, I detailed my unusual encounter with Elohim Academy, a new religious movement notorious […]
May 18, 2020

Whakarongo Mai! / Listen Up! What do Auckland Students think of a Capital Gains tax?

With some concerned about how to pay for the government’s stimulus package and new budget, some have proposed that a capital gains tax (CGT) is somewhere […]
May 18, 2020

Opinion: Pandemics and Pyramid Schemes: The Rise of Multi-Level Marketing

The quest for treasure through human history has led people through conditions of danger, treachery and…complete and utter scammery. In our pandemic world, we are reliant […]
May 18, 2020

Opinion: UOA’s Grade Boost Provides Actual Financial Value

On the 8th of May, Craccum broke the news that UOA had decided to scale up the overall final grades for all taught undergraduate and postgraduate […]
May 11, 2020

Opinion: A Cult Tried (And Failed) To Recruit Me

  From Gloriavale to Destiny Church, more unusual incarnations of religion have always been a topic to tickle the curiosity of New Zealand’s public. But what […]
March 30, 2020

Opinion: How Does the Lockdown Make You Feel? Imagine If It Was Your Permanent Reality

The views expressed in this piece are the opinion of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Craccum The reality of self-isolation, border […]
March 24, 2020

Opinion: Shane Jones vs. International Indian Students

Earlier this month, MP Shane Jones had an interview with Newshub to discuss a population policy in New Zealand. He was “astounded how quickly the last […]
March 24, 2020

From Russia with Love: Free Speech and the Far Right

Keeara Ofren takes a magnifying glass to how Russia Today (RT) operates, the good and the bad. Content Warning: Far-right discussion, homophobia discussion If you ask […]