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Mental Health Behind Bars: Prisons in Crisis

There are currently 86,000 people in prisons in the UK, and around 61,000 are currently suffering from two or more mental health disorders. This is hardly surprising, when we consider the conditions that prisoners operate under. Some convicted prisoners are allowed just two hour-long visits every four weeks, while almost half of those released from […]

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Rainy Kitchen to remain open in 2015/16

Rainy Kitchen – the catering facility at New College – will remain fully operational in the 2015/16 academic year, after funding was obtained from the University of Edinburgh and the School of Divinity. The catering facility is run by Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA), but was expected to close next academic year due to the […]

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Allegations of ableism are prone to misuse

A few months ago, whilst trawling down my news feed, I came across a not uncommon debate between two of my Facebook friends. The pair were arguing about the merits and shortcomings of a Prime Minister, when one concluded that the politician in question had “crippled” their country’s industry. The debate itself ended here, with […]

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Ronson and rockstar producers are on the rise

Last Sunday, ‘Uptown Funk’, remained static at number one in the UK Singles Chart for a seventh consecutive week. On the charts listing, you will see that the song is credited to Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, yet if you open Mark Ronson’s Vevo channel on YouTube, you will see that the top comment, with 147 up-votes reads: “Shouldn’t it be Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’ with Mark Ronson somewhere in the background?” The answer to this is ‘no’. ‘Uptown Funk’ is certainly Ronson’s, and the critical and commercial success it has received will hopefully pave the way for music fans generally, to look beyond the lead vocalist, and appreciate the rise of the producer-rock star.

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Round Two: ‘SWP Off Campus’ returns to EUSA Student Council and passes

IMAGE: DANNY BIRCHALL The ‘SWP (Socialist Workers’ Party) Off Campus’ motion passed at the Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) Student Council Meeting last Thursday (November 20), with only one vote against it. The motion was due to be read, and voted on, at October’s Council Meeting, but EUSA withdrew it from discussion after the SWP […]

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‘EUSA for Peace’ motion calls for sabbatical officers to retract their statement on Palestine

A motion entitled ‘EUSA (Edinburgh University Students’ Association for Peace’), is to be brought to the Student Council meeting on Thursday (October 23). The motion, amongst other things, calls on EUSA’s Sabbatical Officers to “withdraw their statement on Palestine with immediate effect, issuing a clarifying Press Release to indicate that this has been done.” The […]

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Illegal Jack’s South West Grill to close after ceiling collapse

Illegal Jack’s – a South West Grill on Lothian Road – has closed today, allegedly after a leak in a property upstairs caused the ceiling of the restaurant to collapse. The news was announced via a notice in Illegal Jack’s window, which was marked as an “obituary”. The sign states that the ’cause of death’ was due to a […]

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