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Short Rant: The library is for quiet time

Look. I get it. Communication is key to human happiness. But I swear to God- take your happiness and communication ELSEWHERE. I am sitting in the library. Fourth floor. Elbow…

A cold, hopeful November – and your new favourite book

Hi! Welcome to November! You made it. Well done. You survived Halloween. We are now in the Winter months of Scotland – and if you are perhaps new to the…

Sorry Anas Sarwar, Labour’s recent by-election victory is only 37% impressive

No-one likes a centrist. Especially centrists that try to take libraries from children. Being a Glaswegian means many things. It means it will always rain regardless of what the weatherman…

Local literature: three Scottish Writers you are missing out on!

Walter Scott (my mortal enemy) is not mentioned, I promise. Right. I’m going to assume some things about the readers of The Student. Firstly, you are a student at the…

Is Edinburgh deserving of its title as a “City of Literature”?

In 2004, the city of Edinburgh became the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, and the reasons, at the time, were obvious. With Edinburgh University boasting the world’s oldest English…

TikTok’s “Girl Math” fails to add up

“I’m pretty when I cry”, Olivia Rodrigo (ironically) croons in the opener to her new album, GUTS. In a similar vein, on TikTok, we see young women singing jokingly about…

Dark Academia is simply not achievable at the University of Edinburgh

Dark Academia is an aesthetic I am sure many are aware of: leather satchels, blazers, the pursuit of knowledge even if it half kills you (looking at you, Donna Tartt…

Titus Andronicus: the original slasher film

Look, I get it. The fifteen and sixteen hundreds were brutal. But what I don’t appreciate, William, is reading a play that includes a man being burned alive and his…