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The Short Rant: Lunch Till I Die

Lunch is the best meal.  You may ask why I chose lunch as the best meal, you may well counter that lunch consists of  boring sandwiches or bland soups. But I’m not arguing on the basis of the meal’s typical content, rather on the flexibility of socially-acceptable foodstuffs. Now what do I mean by this […]

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Poem of the week: ‘The Shout’ by Simon Armitage

We went outinto the school yard together, me and the boywhose name and face I don’t remember. We were testing the rangeof the human voice:he had to shout for all he was worth I had to raise an armfrom across the divide to signal backthat the sound had carried. He called from over the park […]

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To Be a Woman: A Review and Interview

CW: Sexual assault 99.7 per cent of women in the UK have faced violence, whether it’s in the form of assault, harassment or rape. This is a statistic used in the introduction of To Be A Woman, a new book from GINA, a social enterprise supporting sexual assault and violence survivors. For many people socialised […]

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Review: House of The Dragon

House of the Dragon, the latest adaptation from fantasy writer George R.R Martin, has hit our screens. Following the footsteps of the giant that was Game of Thrones, I think everyone felt trepidation when it came to this show. Particularly in an era of television where spinoffs have become so popular and commonplace, they are […]

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Lifestyle

A Crash Course in Decorating Your Uni Room

Freshers is the time to embrace your creative side and individuality in your bedroom. Whether you are looking for cozy Danish “hygge” or are wanting something more luxurious, there is a way of tailoring design ideas to your desire. Whatever the vibe you’re trying to fabricate, a refined and honest space sparks a sense of […]

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The Ultimate Edinburgh Student Café Guide

Are you really an Edinburgh student if you don’t sit about in cafés leeching off their WiFi with one oat latte between four for hours on end? Now with rising energy prices, it’s even more important to know where to head to keep warm and pretend to do uni work, so here’s a (far from […]

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Tenants in all Scottish uni-owned halls granted rent freeze, but no guarantee for private halls

Tenants’ rights minister Patrick Harvie has said in parliament that tenants in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) will receive the “same level of protection” from the recently announced rent freeze and eviction moratorium as private tenants. However, it is unclear whether this means that tenants in PBSA will have their rents capped at 6 September levels, […]

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Toronto Film Festival Roundup

Every year in September, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) returns, hoping to present the best Canadian and International cinema. This year it ran from September 8 to 18 and offered film screenings, workshops, and discussions, among other activities for attendees. Unlike other global film festivals, TIFF allows the festival’s attendees to give out the […]