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Poem of the Week: Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

I didn’t find Mary Oliver’s Wild Geese. Rather, it found me, in the winter months of my first year at university. I’d never heard of Oliver’s work prior to that one fateful week in November. Out of nowhere, I saw Wild Geese referenced three times in entirely separate contexts: a post on Instagram, a class […]

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Why is ABBA ‘cool’ again?

Down a dark alley on a Saturday night, a warehouse fills with sequins. A disco ball, suspended from exposed pipes, reflects a sea of writhing figures. The air is thick with lyrics screamed at no one and everyone, a sort of mass worship as the beat troughs and peaks. The dancers are a troupe of […]

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Witchcraft at the University of Edinburgh

Content warning: mentions acts of violence and sexual assault. Edinburgh is filled with witches. Some are fictional, brought to life by the city’s favourite author JK Rowling, while others lived long ago. But could it be possible that witches belong in our lecture halls now too? Popular Religion, Women and Witchcraft isn’t a module you’d […]

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TV

The Good Place

Holy shirtballs! The new season of The Good Place has landed on Netflix. Chidi, Tahani, Jason and Eleanor are back on Earth, unaware of their second chance at becoming “good people”. It’s entertaining to see to see the fan-favourite foursome alive and well, having been rescued from their gruesome fates by Michael (Ted Danson), but […]

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Lifestyle Wellbeing

A self-care guide for easing into autumn

It may have taken over social media one hashtag at a time, but self-care is more than candles and facemasks. In the aftermath of Freshers’ Week and the comedown from summer, here are The Student’s suggestions of five ways to look after mind, body, and spirit. Check in with yourself: Have you eaten actual food […]