Craccum began its life as the ‘Auckland University College Men’s Common Room Circular’. Over 85 years and a complete misunderstanding of how acronyms work later, it’s New Zealand’s largest student magazine. And we all know how important size is.

SO, what’s Craccum’s deal?

Unlike boring ‘professional’ magazines, who have ‘money’ to ‘lose’ in libel cases, Craccum has the complete editorial freedom to say whatever we want, about whoever we want, however we want. We straight-up don’t give a fuck. Craccum is a mash-up of a whole bunch of things; you’re just as likely to see articles about politics and the media, as you are to see a recipe for deep-fried chocolate. Either way, we’re always fingering the pulse of student culture, so Craccum is always going to be full to the brim of stuff you’re going to want to read.

Sounds great!  How do I get a copy?

You’ll find Craccum every Monday in the black boxes dotted around the University and its satellite campuses. Not only is it free, but we also run cool competitions and give shit away on regular basis. Get in quick though; a magazine this awesome and free doesn’t last long. Luckily, if you miss out on getting a copy you can check out most of the content and competitions on our bitchin’ website:

Your slick pitch and carefree swearing has enticed me.  How can I be a part of this?

We’d love to have you on board. Craccum has no money, which means our entire operation is fuelled by love, and love alone. We treat our contributors pretty gosh darn well and are happy to provide all the tools necessary to make helping out possible. Want to write a feature article but no inspiration? We’ll chuck a great idea your way to get you going. Want to do reviews? We’ll hook you up with free books or CDs so you can start giving out star ratings.

Who do I talk to?

If you want to come and have a chat with the editors, rock on up to the Craccum offices on the Fourth Floor of the Quad.

What sort of help do you need?

Anyone who can write, draw, spell, take photos, design stuff in a graphical manner, is prepared to ridicule themselves for the greater good, be outspoken, be taken down a peg, write letters, win prizes or get free stuff is desperately wanted! Even if you can’t do any of the above, there’s no rest for the wicked, so we can probably find something for you to do. Either way, we want to hear from you! Bring your friends. Especially if they’re hot!