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Culture Theatre

Medskool Drag Night

For their Drag Night at Pleasance Cabaret Bar on Thursday evening, Edinburgh LGBT+ Medics promised an evening of ‘debauchery and queerness featuring talent from across the medical school’ – and they definitely delivered. Kicking off with an introduction from hosts Professor Mcgonococcal (Nicklas Brown) and Shish Kebabe (Garsha Seyf), both of whom performed for the […]

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Sexist NHS ad promoting emergency contraceptives sparks outrage

The NHS has been lampooned this weekend for the emergence of highly sexist adverts promoting emergency contraceptives to young women, asking them whether they had considered that they would have to give up stilettos and lipstick if they were to become mothers. Because apparently young parenthood is a matter of consideration exclusively between a young […]

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Cult Column Film

Cult Column: The Princess Diaries (2001)

On 21 December 2001, an icon was born in the form of Anne Hathaway’s Mia Thermopolis, the unlikely princess of Genovia. Two months after the death of her father and at the age of 15, Mia is experiencing the awkward stage of puberty, which to my four-year-old self was already a magical thing to witness. […]

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Sport

Rookie’s view: ice-hockey

Up until a trip to Murrayfield ice rink last year, I had absolutely no idea that Edinburgh had an ice hockey team – even less that they play every week against teams from several other UK towns and cities. In the Elite League, the Cardiff Devils are currently on top with 36 wins; the Edinburgh […]

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Film Reviews

The Shape of Water

In the opening sequence of The Shape of Water, we are told that we are about to embark on “a tale of love and loss, and the monster who tried to destroy it all”. Indeed, what Guillermo del Toro gives us in The Shape of Water is a stock tale of star-crossed lovers and evil […]

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Editorial

It’s time to change how we think about Valentine’s Day

Our final edition as Editors in Chief has come, and it couldn’t have fallen on a better day. Over the last few months we’ve put our hearts and souls into the newspaper, and even though we will enjoy our new-found free time, it’s a sad feeling to know The Student will no longer be our […]

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TV

The Student interviews Mary Harron, director of Netflix’s Alias Grace

This week, The Student spoke with Mary Harron, director of Netflix’s recent miniseries Alias Grace. Mary has always concerned herself with the female perspective, as well as the complicated world women have had to navigate in their fight to be acknowledged. Alias Grace is based on the novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood. […]

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TV

#MeToo and dressing for defiance at the Golden Globes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will know all about the significance of this year’s Golden Globes to women around the world, in the acting industry and beyond. This year, instead of actresses making statements with their fashion choices, they made a statement with just a colour and a message. Dressed all in […]