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Let the red times flow: a period emoji is finally coming

Unicode announced that they are releasing 59 new emojis this year, including a drop of blood representing periods. The emoji was fought for by Plan International UK, a global children’s charity who ran a survey in 2017 to find out how much shame and stigma still impact girls’ and women’s experiences of having their period […]

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The EU student’s guide to Brexit: everything you need to know

With Brexit fast approaching, many EU students in the UK, whether visiting or full-time, are uncertain what the future might hold for them. On 30 March, there will be 14,000 young Europeans on exchange in the UK under the ERASMUS+ programme and 7,000 Brits on exchange in Europe. But, to quote Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide […]

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Edinburgh in bloom: the natural sites that are worthy of a trip

We are at the halfway point of the semester and it is coming to that time when we should all probably be studying or writing essays. Though this is hard if every look at the colourful trees outside the library’s window fuels your desire to abandon all academic pursuits and move to a solitary hut […]

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The Student visits Edinburgh International Coffee Festival 2018

What do green apples, skittles and freshly buttered toast all have in common? They can all be used to describe coffee roasts! Whether you are actually able to taste these flavours in your coffee or think it’s a conspiracy-turned-marketing technique of the coffee industry, the range of different roasts presented by local coffee roasters and […]