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Do AI Models Actually Improve Diversity?

London-based model Deba Hekmat recently shared a story on Instagram pointing out the eerie growth in dominance of AI-generated models of colour across social media and online shopping websites. She…

“I was sofa-surfing for three months”: Edinburgh’s Student Rental Crisis

We are all painfully aware of the national cost of living crisis that is striking different demographics across the country. Students have been hit particularly hard, as they are facing…

The Juke Box Musical Experience in Slovakia

I have recently written to the Student about my negative experience seeing the juke-box musical The Bodyguard at the Edinburgh Playhouse. To summarise my negative experience, the musical was amazing,…

Jane Austen on Film: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any article about Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice must begin with a naff riff on the ‘universally acknowledged’ line. It is also much…

In Memory of the High Street

One of the most recognizable parts of Edinburgh, the High Street, has seen better days. I remember the first time I walked up the cobblestoned street all the way from…

Secondhand Books and the Stories They Tell

Picture this. It’s a rare sunny day in Edinburgh; the meadows are scattered with groups of people with cans in hand and portable BBQ grills creating billows of smoke funnelling…

In Conversation With the Winners of the 2023 Women in Innovation Awards

On Wednesday, 8 March, Innovate UK announced the winners of its annual ‘Women in Innovation’ award. Now in its sixth year, the initiative recognises outstanding contributions made by leading female…

Women’s Prize for Fiction 2023 Shortlist Announced

The Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Bailey’s Prize) has announced its shortlist for 2023. The prize celebrates literary fiction published by female authors in the UK between…