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We failed as a species by letting Henry Kissinger retire with grace

For someone who played a major role in shaping the world we live in today, the death of Henry Kissinger this week passed with relatively little fanfare. The former US…

The Short Rant: The 4th Floor

I’ll admit, there’s a form of masochism in my almost-daily visits to that brutalist, fluorescent-lit torture cuboid that is the main library: over the years, I must have genuinely spent…

Israel, Palestine, empathy, and double standards

The past weeks have been incredibly distressing for most of us, both within our student community and across the world: we feel angry, heartbroken and, for those of us with…

Colm Harmon’s housing column is short-sighted on short-term lets

I came home a few weeks ago to a neighbour installing a key box next to the front door of my block. On speaking to him, I learned that he…

Putin’s pyrrhic victories

This article was originally submitted on the 24th March We’ve seen it all before: notorious, power-mad dictator uses a massive army to brutally invade a smaller neighbour, citing “shared history”…

Online exams and Restriction Exhaustion

In an unsurprising yet disappointing move, Durham University announced this week that its exams for the 2021/22 period will remain online. Edinburgh will not be far behind: in an email…