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Socialism: the dirty word of American politics

Socialism. The label has been thrown around by conservatives and liberals alike to shame and ostracise those who propose plans such as universal healthcare coverage, social security or trade union.…

Live Review and Interview: DMA’s raucous show at Usher Hall

Crowds gather in anticipation on the steps of Usher Hall hours before DMA’s are due to take the stage. Tucked away in a mirror-lined dressing room in one of Edinburgh’s…

University: meritocracy or money?

In the States, applying to college can be the most stressful event in a young person’s life. It seems that twelve years of education, numerous extracurricular activities, volunteering, and weekend…

Missing Link

It’s rare that a studio puts as much love and care into each film they make as Laika. In ten years they’ve released five films, each lovingly crafted and infused…

Doing lots of exercise will not solve all of your problems

Content warning: mention of bulimia, transphobia and ableism Let’s talk about exercise. It can be a scary topic for us, recovering bulimics with gym addictions. Gyms are highly competitive, intimidating…

Manchester City right to feel aggrieved after Champions League drama

Despite beating Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 in what was an utterly bonkers nightof Champions League football at the Etihad, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City went crashing out of the competition last week.…

Exploring Edinburgh’s Libraries: The National Library of Scotland

The National Library of Scotland (NLS), Scotland’s largest reference library, is sure to grab everyone’s interest with its 26 million items that cover a vast array of subject matters. Its…

From small town to big city, a journey of identity

The view from my family’s kitchen is of expansive hills, growing steadily into smooth mountains. My walk to school was 10 minutes at most if I kept a leisurely pace.…