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Writer Flo Perry talks stigma, sexpectations and feminist sex

We’ve all sat through that one painfully awkward sex education lesson, blushing and suppressing giggles as our friend fumbles with a condom stretched over a phallic piece of fruit or veg. We might have shuffled uncomfortably and stared at the floor as our parents tried to explain the ‘birds and the bees’ using as many […]

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Exploring the Archives: how much has changed in 100 years?

It goes without saying that the style of The Student newspaper has changed significantly over the years. But its aim as a publication, to provide a platform for the student voice and bring refreshing, current news stories onto our campus, still resonates with its writers and editors who produce the paper today. This piece from […]

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A Christmas Wrap-Up: the holiday habits of Brits this season

The holiday period is defined by tradition. We hum carols, wince at sprouts and sport colourful paper crowns as, in the words of rock and roll legend Billy Mack, ‘Christmas is all around us’. But the festival is practised differently across the globe: Australians barbecue on the beach, Norwegians eat rice pudding and Venezuelans roller […]

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You Season 2

New season. New city. New attractive female target. Same disturbingly murderous show. The highly anticipated second season of Netflix’s You opens with our notorious narrator, Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), declaring that love is not for him. This is of course a bold claim which we know, much like the New Year’s Resolutions ‘go to the […]

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‘There’s more to fighting climate change than just owning a KeepCup’, says Green Party candidate Ben Parker

The Student spoke to Ben Parker, the Green Party candidate for Edinburgh South West, to find out why he thinks the party’s policies could appeal to young people. How did you first get involved with the Green Party? I joined the Greens when I was 16. I think I always had a little bit of an […]

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Jewish, afraid and dreading election day

The day is December 12th. You feel a buzz of anticipation in the crisp Edinburgh air. You rub your shivering hands together as you step through the doors of your nearest polling station. A pencil to paper, a cross in a ballot box. You vote for the party that has promised you security. It has […]

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Iraqi influencers are risking their lives to fight for women’s rights

The role of the social media influencer is becoming more and more prevalent in Western society. Where before the style tips of a magazine, a friend or a mannequin might have sufficed, young people now look to Instagram girls and YouTube vloggers in search of fashion, beauty and life advice. But with this trend growing […]

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The campus struggles every Northerner must face

Growing up in Leeds, I never particularly noticed my northernness. Surrounded by other Yorkshire pudding-eating, umbrella-carrying lads and lasses, the customs of the North were all I knew. But upon my arrival at university, I immediately discovered that where I came from would soon become an important factor in how I define myself and how […]