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Make Peace Not War

This article was originally submitted on the 30th March 2022 President Joe Biden, on a recent visit to Warsaw, shared his thoughts on the war in Ukraine: “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.” This statement followed his calling Vladimir Putin a “butcher.” The invasion of Ukraine was unacceptable, brutal, and heartbreaking. But […]

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Russian Energy Dependence: The Buck stops here

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March In the wake of the tragic invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces, many are trying to figure out why exactly this is happening. What is Putin’s goal here? What could he stand to gain from an attack on an independent nation that he surely […]

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What could the Scottish Tories’ factionalism mean?

Leader of the Scottish Tories, Douglas Ross (with the support of other Scottish Conservatives), has called for Boris Johnson to resign after the PM’s admission to attending a party in the Downing Street garden, May 2020. The leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, has responded, referring to Ross as “quite a lightweight figure.” […]

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A cup of kindness for an American: Burns night

It’s that time of year again. Time to bring out the haggis, neeps, and tatties. Time to celebrate Oidhche na Taigeise. For those unfamiliar with Gaelic: Burns Night, the traditional supper commemorating Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns.  Now, to those not born in Alba, such as my Yankee self, this celebration may seem to be […]

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The British Bake Off Burgess

Last month, fourth year student Peter Sawkins was made an Honorary Burgess of the City of Edinburgh. Lord Provost Frank Ross mentioned Peter being both the youngest and the first Scottish winner in the show’s history. He won the 2020 season of The Great British Bake Off and now has returned to studying (and baking) […]

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Edinburgh to get miles of new bike lanes

52 miles of new bike lanes are due to be added to Edinburgh over the next five years, adding to the already existing 131 miles of paths and 22 miles of Travelling Safely routes that cover the city.  Among the new routes, Meadows to George Street is planned to go from Teviot Place to George […]

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Coldplay vs. Teletubbies: Who will win and why it doesn’t matter

Both Coldplay and the Teletubbies came out with their respective albums Music of the Spheres and Ready, Set, Go on October 15. At the time of writing, both are vying for the number one position in the charts. But this leaves us the question, who pays attention to the charts anymore? It is certain that […]

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Himalaya Cafe saved by community support

Recently, the owner of the Himalaya Cafe has needed to raise money to buy the property in order to keep the business going because the landlord had been wanting to sell it. Speaking to The Student, shop owner Reka Gawa explained: “So the landlord decided that he wanted to sell this place. He told me […]