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Alexa Sambrook

Alexa Sambrook is a fourth year French and German student and the secretary of The Student. After joining The Student at the start of Semester 2 of her first year, she wrote for the Features and TV and Film section. She was made TV and Film editor in May 2020 and held the position for 14 months before her year abroad. She is passionate about building community in the newspaper.
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Review: Who Killed My Father

Traverse theatre is one of Edinburgh’s lesser-known theatres. Tucked in beside the domineering shape of Usher Hall, I must have walked past it countless times without knowing it was there.…

Review: I Hate It Here

“How are we doing guys?” an overly excited woman in a cheap grey business suit greets me at the door of the Red Lecture Theatre in Summerhall. I’m slightly confused…

Cult Column: Celebrating 30 Years of Orlando at the Cameo

On a rather damp Sunday evening I went down to the Cameo to watch the 30th anniversary screening of Orlando. I had wanted to watch Orlando for some time, having…

Review: Bring It On

The University of Edinburgh’s Footlights are here to brighten up your evenings with their performance of the hit Broadway musical Bring It On. Based on films from the noughties, it…

An Interview with Bring It On

The Edinburgh Footlights is putting on a production of the hit Broadway musical Bring It On from the 14th to the 18th of February. Ahead of show week, Alexa Sambrook…

Review: Corsage

Corsage. Not the flowers and ribbon you wore on your wrist to your end of school dance, but a type of corset worn in the nineteenth century that is especially…

The Student goes to Roxy Lanes

The Student was delighted to receive a press pass to the opening of Roxy Lanes Rose Street, a brand new arcade bar right in the heart of the city. November…

The Short Rant: North Bridge

Oh, North Bridge. You really couldn’t be any worse, could you? Your whole identity is very confused. You change your name every 5 minutes: Mayfield Gardens, South Clerk St, St…