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Comedy Fringe

Review: Katia Kvinge: Squirrel

Katia Kvinge is no ordinary comedian – she’s  a relentless ball of energy, like the animal from which her show takes its name. While many others limit themselves to one or two strands of comedy; she bounces around between stand-up, characters and impressions. Not a woman to be easily pinned down, Kvinge mixes these three […]

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Comedy Fringe

Review: Iain Stirling: Onwards!

Iain Stirling is a hard man to pin down. A veteran of both children’s television and the generally more adult genre of stand-up, he is perhaps best known for playing the straight man to a dog puppet on CBBC: not the most obvious career choice for a law graduate, he notes, much to his parents’ […]

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Recipes

Top 5 Packed Lunches- Ideas for the Library

Now that Edinburgh’s gloomy winter days are on their way out, it is time to revisit that good old student staple: the packed lunch. For some, the mention of packed lunches may conjure up images of slightly squashed tuna sandwiches eaten hurriedly in the school playground. But it doesn’t have to be this way.   […]

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Features Lifestyle

Waste Not, Want Not: How reducing food waste could be easier than you think

As a student, it’s easy to feel intimidated at the prospect of trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle on a budget, particularly when also trying to make ethical and ecologically-friendly choices. However, one up-and-coming foodie may just have cracked it. Shane Jordan is a Bristol-based vegetarian chef and author, known for his work in minimising […]

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Culture Literature

From Renaissance to Referendum: Women’s Voices in Scottish Poetry, Scottish Poetry Library

It is almost impossible to think of Scottish poetry without thinking of the triumvirate of Liz Lochhead, Carol Ann Duffy and Jackie Kay. However, women were not always so well represented in the Scottish poetry scene, and it is only since the 1970s that their voices have received similar prominence to their male counterparts. Although […]

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Features

Trichotillomania: I am literally tearing my hair out

I have a condition called trichotillomania, a mental illness that not a lot of people are aware of. Almost everyone, by the time they arrive at university, has heard of mood disorders and eating disorders, even obsessive compulsive disorder, but no one seems to know about body-focused repetitive behaviours (BFRBs). BFRBs are impulse control disorders […]