Chelle Fitzgerald

Chelle Fitzgerald studies geology full-time at the University of Otago and works as the features editor for Critic Magazine. She strives to someday be a science communicator by day and a geologist by night.

Society
Sep 7, 2019

What it's like to be sober at New Zealand's drunkest university

Being a student means exam panic, crappy flats and getting wasted, a lot. But what about the non-drinkers? Chelle Fitzgerald talks to Otago University students who gave up booze.

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Society
May 21, 2019

Beset by debt: What happens when you have a student loan and leave NZ

Moving overseas post-graduation? Be prepared for your friendly interest-free student loan to become an out-of-control debt monster, writes Chelle Fitzgerald.

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Society
Apr 28, 2019

A brief history of Dunedin's wildest student riots

Students and police who were present at the three most famous Dunedin riots of the last 30 years share what they remember about how it all went down.

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Society
Dec 26, 2018

Summer reissue: Celebrating the heyday of Dunedin student pubs

Chelle Fitzgerald looks back on the student pubs Dunedin has loved and lost, and talks to Marc Ellis, the celebrity sportsman who tried to resuscitate one of the city's most infamous student hangouts.

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Society
May 20, 2018

Dollar drinks on the dancefloor: the heyday of Dunedin student pubs

It might seem unbelievable to today's students, but it's true: once upon a time students regularly drank in bars, lured there by cheap drinks and a crude culture of excess

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