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Five Films and TV Shows to Embrace the Edinburgh Experience

Time is flying by and it’s already the second semester. Your parents may be asking whether you’ve tasted any of that fine Scottish whiskey or gone to see Nessie at Loch Lomond, not truly understanding your student budget nor the amount of free time that you have. Alas, fret not. These five films and TV […]

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Tragedy on the Channel

On Wednesday 24th November, smugglers pushed an inflatable dinghy along the coast of northern France towards the English Channel. The migrants on the dinghy each had their own aspirations: some to be reunited with their families, some to find work, and others to find a place to study. But dreams were shattered. It was a […]

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Billionaire’s Tax: Understanding the Wealth Gap

Out of all the interesting Twitter polls that Elon Musk, CEO of Space X, has put out so far, one of the most controversial yet may have been the one posted on 6 November. Shrouded in controversy regarding his tax contributions, he asked his followers if they supported his proposition of selling 10% of his […]

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Omicron variant sweeps Scotland

As of Wednesday 1 December, there are now ten reported omicron cases in Scotland, a rise of one from five in Lancashire and four in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area reported on Tuesday.  During her announcement on Tuesday, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon identified the nine individuals as being linked to a single […]

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UCU Edinburgh Criticises the University Regarding Contract Teaching Fellowship

The University of Edinburgh has come under fire for posting a Teaching Fellow job advertisement last month, on 28th October.  Posted on the website LINGUIST List, the advertisement reads, “The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences (PPLS) is seeking to appoint x3 full-time teaching fellows for a fixed-term period of approximately 8 months within […]

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The French Dispatch: A Love Letter to the New Yorker

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Journalists work backstage – we love to talk about other people in the spotlight, but no one ever talks about us. But in Wes Anderson’s fantastical tale about The French Dispatch, based in the small French town Ennui-sur-Blasé (literally boredom on blasé), the tables have turned. The story is about editor Arthur Howitzer […]

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What’s Victor up to? An interview with the Canadian Street Artist

Victor, Fife-based Canadian street artist, and I meet on Zoom on a rainy Thursday afternoon. While I have stuffed animals in my backdrop, he is in a room of mirrors, filled with dozens that he’s created himself. “I take broken mirrors and turn it into artwork,” he says, showing me around the room. “You can […]

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University staff to strike for 3 days this semester

Following the meeting of representatives from University and College Union (UCU) branches across the UK last Friday 12 November, the UCU announced their strike dates.  The strikes are set to be held from Wednesday 1 December to Friday 3 December, lasting a total of three days, meaning that students will face disruption to their teaching […]