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Album Review: Emily King’s Scenery

American singer-songwriter Emily King’s third album Scenery sees her take a step away from her New York City roots. Freshly signed to independent label ATO Records and newly residing in the peaceful expanse of the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York, Scenery is both a softened place of comfort and a loud cry of freedom. […]

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Could the ‘token female’ barrier in film be overcome?

Last month saw the cast and crew of the latest Avengers movie descend on the streets of Old Town to film scenes for Avengers: Infinity War, due out in May 2018. The usual cast of superheroes will return, with family favourites such as Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye and the Hulk. That is an […]

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BBC3’s Clique Cannot Sit with Us

Dear Clique: you cannot sit with us. Clique made its debut last week on BBC iPlayer’s BBC Three channel. It was written by Jess Brittain of Skins and promised to be an exciting foray into the depiction of university life. It follows the old friendship between the two central characters, Holly and Georgia,  first year […]

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Lifestyle

The best of Edinburgh’s charity shops

Edinburgh presents you with a plethora of charity shopping destinations, and it is easy to get incredibly overwhelmed by them all. Here is a handy guide to a charitable wander around Edinburgh. Start off small. Marchmont is home to three relatively close charity shops all in close proximity to the bend of Marchmont Crescent. If […]

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Devolved BBC: can indy supporters welcome?

The BBC have announced both their plans for a new BBC Scotland channel beginning in 2018 and the decision to dismiss their original concept of a ‘Scottish Six’ news programme in favour of a ‘Scottish Nine’. Running from 7pm to midnight, this new channel will air Scottish drama, factual documentaries, comedy and most importantly, an […]

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Early bird or night owl – Tips for sleeping

For most university students, the most hypocritical dilemma we face on a daily – or more aptly, nightly – basis, is that of sleep. How is it possible for one age range of humans to both sleep in for hours in the morning to the point where it is physically painful to remove ourselves from […]

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Ellie Parker reviews Apple Tree Yard

Based on the novel by Louise Doughty of the same name, Apple Tree Yard is a provocative thriller from the BBC, following scientist Dr Yvonne Carmichael. The story centres around her transformation from a mundane, ‘Captain Sensible’, married woman with children, living the perfect suburban dream, to an empowered adulteress having hot sex in a […]

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Life after university: From paper editor to personal trainer

This week I spoke to Frances Roe, a recent English Literature graduate from the University of Edinburgh, about her experience of leaving the university bubble. For her, leaving university was a ‘terrifying’ time, but she is now revelling in her post-university life as a personal trainer. After completing her qualification over the summer, Frances now […]