was cited as one of the leading causes of civil unrest during the 1970's, being unable to ban such practices due to human rights
the New Zealand Government
cut much of it's funding to reputable universities
, leaving those without rich parents
to study typing at Te Wananga o Aotearoa.
The Auckland University Students Association however, had other ideas. Rather than leaving university to shear sheep or pretend they were black
they recieved grants to create building materials, toilet paper, firewood, cheap clothing and occasionally food by cleverly disguising these resources as a low budget student magazine with zero percent intellectual content, thus being able to spend their own money on ridiculous tuition fees.
A grand success the "magazine" may now be picked up weekly around Auckland University
, however recent editions have been laminated
making them less suitable for use as toilet paper
First Year - "I love reading Craccum, it's sooo funny"
University Student - "The lamination makes my ceiling waterproof"
Craccum is the Latin transation for 'shit', or so I'm told (don't hold it against me if that's incorrect, I've got dodgy sources...). It's also the magazine put out weekly by Auckland University. If you can ever get your hands on it, read it. Certain conservative people with too many convictions (and fundamentalist right-wing christians) will probably find it highly offensive, but that's no reason for you not to read it. You can write outraged letters to the editor which will provide other readers with even more entertainment. The magazine is compiled of some very humourous and witty articles. The major reason I'm such a Craccum addict is because of the style and attitude that comes through from the writers. I would attempt to describe it but I'm sure I would just do it an injustice. The only way you you can see what I'm talking about is read it.
Check out - www.craccum.com. They haven't updated it in how long but you'll still get a taste. However, I wholey recommend that you get the real deal. Nothing will compare.