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The NUS Conference was an overwhelming success. So why the obsession with ‘jazz hands’?

Last March, I was honoured to be elected as part of Edinburgh’s delegation to the NUS national conference. As a first-year undergraduate student, it represented an exciting opportunity to engage…

Young voters could be crucial in the snap election

Millennials are often given a bad name; we’re apathetic and idle, and would apparently rather binge watch Netflix that actually engage in real social issues. The great shame of this…

Parties on the left must unite to combat May’s opportunism

As we enter the next 50 days of electoral campaigning, only one outcome seems possible. The question on the mind of the UK is not can Theresa May win, but…

50 years on, fascism’s legacy is alive and well in Greece

Today marks 50 years since the coup that started the military junta in Greece. The anniversary has received almost no international coverage. This was a brutal fascist dictatorship that continues…

Dr. Who’s LGBTQ Press Release Undermines its Legacy of Representation

Peter Capaldi will be back for his final series of Doctor Who, premiering on Saturday 15 April. He will star alongside the new companion Bill Potts, played by Pearl Mackie,…

Public Service Broadcasting take a trip out of this world at the International Science Festival

Tweed-clad, geektastic London-based duo, Public Service Broadcasting performed as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival at Usher Hall. The pair use samples from archive material and build compelling instrumentals…

Requiem for the friendly robot

Where have all the good robots gone? Hollywood seems to have drawn the line and turned its back on the sentient robot. Through artificial intelligence (AI) films, we have been…

Girl in the Machine

Stef Smith’s play Girl in the Machine is a gripping insight into the nuances of technology’s interference in our private lives and its potential for future destruction. When the new…