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What do we want? Safe spaces! When do we want them? Now!

Written by Karishma Balasubramanian and Antonina Dolecka On the 30th of October at 5:30 pm, a large group of people holding placards, banners, megaphones and safety jackets gathered in Bristo Square. They were gathered to participate in a protest march against the recent rise in spikings and gender-based violence that have taken over Edinburgh’s nightlife. […]

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Why do girls always have to make the first move?

Instagram stories right now are filled with people sharing posts about the boycott, stories surrounding the spikings, precaution measures, and resource lists. The most common Instagram account circulating is @girlsnightinedinburgh, who have engineered the boycott on the 28th. This group is founded and created by a group of girls, with one of their most popular […]

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No fuss fliptastic pancakes: crêpes over après ski

From the satisfaction of getting that first ‘flip’ right to unbuttoning your trousers post consumption of a delicious stack, what is not to love about pancakes? If it was good enough for our prehistoric ancestors, it is good enough for us. Discovered in the stomach of late Otzi the Iceman by archaeologists, the humble pancake […]

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The art of chaotic cooking: no recipe, no measurements, just vibes

I am someone who boils pasta in water that is “as salty as the Mediterranean”. I do not use a spoon to measure out this salt, I use my imagination by recollecting that one summer I spent jumping off rocks and into the sea on the Amalfi Coast. The phrase is a common one for […]

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Menstruation: Let’s talk about it

Judy Grahn, an American poet, wrote: “Menstrual Blood is the only blood that is not traumatically induced. Yet in modern society, this is the most hidden blood, the one so rarely spoken about and almost never seen…”. Menstruation stigma is a form of sexism. With negative taboos surrounding us, society has understood menstruation to be […]

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How revolutionary can we really call Harry Styles’ Vogue shoot?

Last week, one such picture of a fabulously ruffled, baby blue Gucci gown ricocheted across Harry Styles’ mammoth fan base. The dress and the Vogue shot formed together an instant classic, reminiscent of J.Lo in Versace, Lady Di’s revenge dress, or Monroe’s Seven Year Itch. But notice something different this time, the dress in the […]

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‘Royal-tea’: the long-lasting fascination of Princess Diana

The recent release of season 4 of the British period drama TV series, The Crown, has unsurprisingly caused a lot of buzz. This season is like no other as it paints a portrait of Britain in the 80s, brushing upon so many controversies; it is emotional, gripping, serving but at the same time spilling generous […]

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DIOR and their evolving concept of the female divine

Ever since her debut, Maria Grazia Chiuri, the creative director of Christian Dior, has been a trailblazing force, using haute couture to challenge the norms of femininity. To her, fashion is about a worldly experience, beyond the catwalk. Taking inspiration from Bernard Rudofsky, who said that fashion is not just about creativity but also about […]