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Samhuinn Fire Festival: celebrating Gaelic traditions

Calton Hill was ablaze this Halloween night for the Beltane Fire Society’s annual Samhuinn Fire Festival. The event featured almost 400 volunteer performers who drummed, danced, and even sang Scottish Gaelic tunes. Nearly 20 costumed groups of dancers, acrobats, and drummers travelled around Calton Hill, and attendees could follow whichever group of performers interested them. […]

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Society In Focus: FreshAir Radio Station

This is the first of the Lifestyle section’s series of articles exploring the University of Edinburgh’s various societies. We will be taking a detailed look at what they do and how they work to raise awareness about the vast array of societies on offer and increase understanding amongst students on how they can get involved. […]


The state of journalism today and the future of the discipline

In 2018, journalists have profiled opposition leaders in Venezuela, reported on political re-education camps in China, and documented the separation of migrant children from their families in America. But journalists in 2018 also work long hours and struggle to pay rent. According to the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, a journalist entering the […]