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Upskirting finally illegal in England and Wales

On Tuesday 15 January, the bill to make the act of upskirting a sexual offence passed the final stage on its way to becoming a parliamentary act. Having gained approval…

Holiday Recipe: making latkes for a Hannukah celebration

While December is full of the Christmas spirit, the holiday of Hannukah also typically takes places in December and is a Jewish festival that involves the commemoration of a victory…

This generation is stepping up and leading the charge in activism

It has always been the youth to shake things up. From the Vietnam protests to Tiananmen Square, it has been young people who have been the catalyst for many moments…

OCD sufferers may struggle more with coping strategies

A new study has shown that those suffering from obsessive compulsive Disorder (OCD) may struggle to cope with their diagnosis more than those with other mental illnesses. OCD is a…

Speak Up! Amnesty International’s night of spoken word, music and comedy

Content warning: sexual assault mention. On 29 March, Edinburgh University’s Amnesty International Society hosted ‘Speak Up!’, at Paradise Palms. In benefit of Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre, ‘Speak Up!’ was a…

March for Our Lives Edinburgh takes place over weekend

On Saturday 24 March, over 300 protestors gathered outside the US Consulate building in Regent Terrace in support of tighter gun control measures in the United States. In the aftermath…

What it really means to have an abortion

Content warning: abortion in detail. For years, the issue of abortion has been one of polarisation and controversy. It is repeatedly depicted as a black and white subject, with labels…

“It’s a beautiful day to save lives”: Donating blood in Edinburgh

People donate blood for a number of reasons. Perhaps they were asked by a friend, they themselves may once have been in a position where they needed blood or because…