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ScotRail strikes called off

A planned strike action by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) against Abellio ScotRail during the COP26 climate convention in Glasgow has been called off after…

Event review: Discussion on Virtual and Other Realities at Push The Boat Out

A ‘Discussion on Virtual and Other Realities’ seemed like the perfect event to go to as I tried to wrap my head around some reading on NFTs, and how a…

We need to talk about Richard…

Anyone who has spent any amount of time watching day-time television will know by sight the be-spectacled Richard Osman, either sitting behind a desk on Pointless or lobbing shopping trolleys…

Response to online teaching revealed in latest university survey

Online lectures have been backed and online tutorials scorned by students in the University of Edinburgh’s most recent Pulse Survey. In an additional question in the October survey, 79 per…

Top Fan Banned from Edifess

Hope Conway-Gebbie, a student who has become famous in Edinburgh for her frequent comments on the university confessions page ‘Edifess’, has been banned from the page. The third year student,…

The Student in conversation with the ‘Girls Night In’ boycott organisers

Lucy Saddler speaks to Milly Seaford and Martha Williams about their boycott and its aims. With social distancing restrictions eased and nightclubs reopened, students in Edinburgh have been rediscovering the…

“Treat yourself!”…with kindness: Our capitalist conception of self-care

In an ideal world, to practise self-care, I would swaddle myself in a luxurious Egyptian cotton towel, smother myself with a face mark that’s so expensive it could be liquid…

Coldplay vs. Teletubbies: Who will win and why it doesn’t matter

Both Coldplay and the Teletubbies came out with their respective albums Music of the Spheres and Ready, Set, Go on October 15. At the time of writing, both are vying…