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The Student speaks to the founders of ‘Sarah’s Tree’

Two University of Edinburgh students, Imogen Luczyc-Wyhowska and Martha Reilly, have created a memorial and symbol of solidarity in the memory of Sarah Everard in the Meadows.   On Jawbone Walk, the students established ‘Sarah’s Tree’ to provide Edinburgh residents a public space to collectively grieve for the tragedy of Everard’s disappearance and murder.  People are […]

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Vigils held in remembrance of Sarah Everard

Undeterred by the Metropolitan Police banning the event, a crowd of hundreds gathered at Clapham Common in London on Saturday afternoon to hold a vigil in tribute to Sarah Everard, the 33-year-old woman whose killing has sparked a national uproar about gendered violence and the safety of women.  The event was planned in Clapham Common, […]

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Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Harry and Meghan: entrapment, the media and the institution

TW: Discussions of racism In an interview full of revelations, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sat down with Oprah Winfrey to describe royal life behind closed doors and the events that led to their withdrawal. Meghan Markle spoke of her loneliness, despair and contemplation of suicide.  “I was ashamed to have to admit it […]

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“…we do completely recognise that you feel that you have been disappointed by the university experience”: a Q&A with Peter Mathieson

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Mathieson participated in a Q&A event on Wednesday afternoon to answer questions from the student body about the rest of the semester and the next academic year.  Mathieson, along with other senior managers, responded to the most popular themes that had arisen from over 130 questions submitted by students prior […]

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We need to talk about Justin Timberlake’s “notes app apology”

Since its release, the internet has been gripped by The New York Times documentary, Framing Britney Spears, which details the rise, fall, and rise again of the iconic pop star. The viewer follows Britney’s journey as a young starlet on The Mickey Mouse Club, to a hyper-sexualised teeny bopper, to a shaven-head woman at her […]

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Let’s talk about the chaotic Golden Globe nominees

On 3rd February, the annual Golden Globes nominees were announced. Some of the big winners included Nomadland, The Father and The Mauritanian. Heard of them? Yeah, me neither. Many of the films nominated are not yet available to mass audiences due to their belated streaming premieres. While award shows are meant to provide a highlight […]

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Learn Crashes on First Day of Online Lectures

As students began their first day of online classes, both the university platform Learn and the MyEd portal crashed.  The Learn system was first recorded to have crashed at 9:15 on the morning of 21st September.  The IS Helpline tweeted that “Learn is currently unavailable due to log in issues.” Speaking to The Scotsman, the Edinburgh University […]

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Incoming Womens’ Liberation Officer: Martha Reilly

Martha Reilly is the newly elected Women’s Officer for 2019/20. The Student was able to discuss her ideas with her for the upcoming year. When talking about her decision to run for the position of Women’s Officer, Martha spoke of her experiences with the liberation campaigns throughout her time at university. She had started at […]