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Fem Soc Black History: A Journey Through Time exhibition

Antonina Dolecka reviews the University of Edinburgh exhibition closing Black History month celebrating inspiring black women On Friday, 29th of October, closing off Black History Month, Feminist Society in collaboration with History Society, BAME Liberation Campaign EUSA and Disabled Students’ Officer and Campaign Committee organised an exhibition titled Black History: A Journey Through Time. The […]

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Why are younger generations not having children?

In recent years, the notion of Gen Z and younger Millennials not wanting children has gained some publicity. This discussion seems to be everywhere from the public eye to private conversations. Personally, every time I even briefly hear any conversation on this topic, one article title just immediately appears in my mind: “Children can be […]

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Vaccinations for 12 to 15 year-olds – a case of consent and its wider implications

Last week the Health Secretary accepted the decision of the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) to start the vaccination roll-out for people aged 12-15 years old in Scotland. Beginning on Monday, 20th of September, the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be offered to young people. Jabs will be given in drop-in clinics and […]

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Soc in the spotlight: Contemporary Arts Society

The Contemporary Arts Society is a brand new addition to the broad spectrum of creativity-embracing organisations in Edinburgh. The society’s President, Holly, and Vice-President, Frankie spoke with The Student, giving insight into their unique ideas and how they encourage people to join them in creating lasting societal change through art. The society occupies a niche […]

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“Astonishing and genuinely funny” – Sharp Teeth Theatre’s Sherlock in Homes review

Sherlock in Homes – Murder on Ice: interactive crime-solving with excellent acting Are you looking for ninety minutes of witty entertainment to overcome the nostalgia for theatre performances? Sherlock in Homes 2 – The Murder on Ice by Sharp Teeth Theatre is here to offer some help with that. This hour-and-a-half show is the second […]

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Vulnerability and the pandemic: lending a helping hand

If we were to be completely honest about the harsh truth of our current situation, the vast majority would settle for a tired face and say how hopeless they feel about constantly prolonged Covid restrictions.  Everybody is exhausted and anxious, and with all the restrictions in place until the end of February, the future might […]

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Culture Theatre

More to miss than opening nights

Speaking from my lifetime of 20 years, I want to assure you there is no better feeling than the one of accomplishment. Having experienced the backstage process of a theatrical production, saying this mesmerising process leaves one feeling accomplished, would be a serious understatement. Every step on the way seems challenging and every day brings […]

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Unusual celebrations in an unusual year

The year 2020 was hard for a variety of reasons and for many students, it did not end on a particularly optimistic note. As more lockdown restrictions were placed due to a new and easily spread variant of the virus, the majority of people were forced to change their plans for the holiday period. Consequently, […]