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Kyiv faces blackouts after Russia bombs infrastructure

Kyiv faces massive blackouts and a looming burden on its energy system after a series of Russian attacks on its infrastructure on Halloween. Kyiv mayor Vitaliy Klitschko announced the resumption of water and power supply on Tuesday 1 November. However, he added that scheduled partial blackouts would continue in order to let the city cope […]

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Culture Literature

Words On A Burning Planet

COP26 has sparked a fiery response from creatives the world over. Filmmakers, poets, and artists are all expressing their growing concerns about the indifferent response to the climate crisis, and the conference’s Green Zone Programme has been packed with performances, screenings, and panel discussions with leaders in the arts. In the literary world, climate change […]

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Free STI testing on campus

On Wednesday 13th October, the Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s Liberation Campaigns were offering free STI tests on campus, delivered by SX and Waverley Care. The tests were free and open to anyone, and will be carried out in a mobile testing centre that will offer both in-person and home testing kits. SX is a charity […]

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Culture Literature

Review: ‘Slowdown’ and ‘Post Growth’ at the Hay Festival

As part of the Hay Festival 2021, economists Danny Dorling and Tim Jackson discussed their respective books, Slowdown and Post Growth: Life After Capitalism, with the writer, and Senior Strategic Advisor for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance, Dr Katherine Trebeck. Dorling and Jackson emphasised a reformed economic outlook that breaks out of the simplified, Cold War-era dichotomy of capitalism […]

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Culture Literature

The Making of a Makar

Jackie Kay stepped down as the Scots Makar, or the National Poet of Scotland, on 14th March, ending a fruitful and inspiring five-year tenure. She succeeded Liz Lochhead in 2016, while her own successor will be announced in the coming months. As Makar, she combined her literary prowess with a vision of accessibility and inclusivity to […]

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Art Culture

The Birds and the Bees Talk- Talbot Rice Gallery

The expression ‘the birds and bees’ refers to an explanation of human reproduction to little children, usually in a formal, rather awkward setting and using naturalistic imagery. It is perhaps an obvious reminder of our closeness to the natural environment, and our fundamental reliance on it as a means of explaining basic ideas and images. […]

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The misinformed Republic

On the 4th of January, Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp revealed plans to update its privacy policy that would embroil it in a controversy its executives had not anticipated. The update allowed WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook, and gave its users an ultimatum to consent or be prohibited from using the app. Facebook has […]

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Trials and Tribulations

Satire I firmly believe that very few experiences in life are more traumatising than when one’s private education is put in jeopardy – awaiting the commencement of my university classes this semester has caused me a great deal of pain, not to mention the uncertainty of all these unnecessary lockdowns. As an Indian student studying […]