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Review: Beer & Skittles Sports Bar

Finding a sports bar that covers all the bases can be hard to come by. When it comes to watching a match, comfort and style are usually thrown out the window in favour of dirt-cheap drinks and convenience. Usually, you’re left with an overcrowded pub where you have fight for your view of the screen. Beer & Skittles, […]

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A guide to staying motivated during the strikes

With the ongoing strikes and the Beast from the East snowstorm disrupting our university schedules, there are plenty of excuses to lose motivation and fall behind with your work. But just because you aren’t on campus absorbing your lecturers’ knowledge doesn’t mean you should slack off. With all this free time, you have the opportunity to […]

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The Student’s advice for being in a long-distance relationship

Long-distance doesn’t have to be the kiss of death for your relationship. In fact, it has the potential to make it stronger than ever. My own experience with long-distance relationships has been largely positive. Being an international student, I knew that the second I got into any relationship at university there would be a possibility […]

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Breakfast is the new brunch at The Huxley

Going out for breakfast is a rare event for many students. Brunch? A no-brainer on a leisurely weekend. But having breakfast out conjures up images of sad pastries and rushed filter coffees being chugged on the way to class. But now that the academic term is over, and us students are free to do as […]

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Lifestyle Overseas Escapades

A road trip from the US to Canada: living the dream

For most students, a North American road trip, no matter how big or small, is as dream-worthy as any exotic holiday. But where to start? There are always the glittering beaches of the West Coast where you can live out your Surfin’ USA fantasies. Or you can head down South for some of the best […]

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Restaurant review: Wahaca – putting a little Mexico into Edinburgh

There’s no need to make a 5,000 mile journey across the pond to taste the authentic flavours of Mexico. In fact, the answer to your guac-fueled prayers is right on your doorstep. Recently making its debut North of the border (that is, the one between Scotland and England), the popular London-based Wahaca has already made quite […]

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Restaurant review: does The Queen’s Arms just serve pub grub?

Duck below the cobbles of Frederick Street in New Town and you will find an unassuming pub that is decidedly old-fashioned. Push your way through the hordes of cheerful pub-goers and find yourself somewhere between a traditional pub, a trendy bar, and a gentleman’s library. Shelves crammed with leather bound books line the walls while […]

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Restaurant review: can Foundry 39 stand out from the crowd?

There is a new kid on the block here in Edinburgh, offering up sourdough pizzas, hand crafted burgers, and sharing platters for the hungry student masses. Foundry 39 on Queensferry Street, just minutes from everyone’s favourite shopping district, is the perfect place to catch up with old friends or make a date with new ones […]