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The Feminist societies that make Edinburgh: Girl Up

Words by Sharessa Naidoo (Girl Up President) What are Girl Up’s plans for the new year? Our theme for the year is ‘Information is Power’. We wanted to communicate Girl Up’s belief that all women in the world – and more immediately, at our university – have it in them to live a life of […]

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Talking with the BlackED Movement

CW: racism, homophobia Sharessa Naidoo, a BlackED Ambassador, kindly answered some of our questions about what we can expect from this inherently inclusive movement, how we can get involved and her own personal alignment with the work they are doing. For those who may not know, how was the BlackED Movement formed and what is […]

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Status: mentally Love Island, physically lockdown

The third lockdown has not brought much new to my life except a revived obsession with Love Island. Having made my way previously through all the UK seasons, Love Island Australia and briefly flirting with Love Island USA (bad move), I have returned to my former love: Love Island UK Season 3. For those less […]

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Voices meet The 93% Club Edinburgh

The 93% Club Edinburgh strives to represent the interests of the state-educated population in Edinburgh, addressing the imbalance that comes when further education is disproportionately preferential towards privately educated students from privileged backgrounds. The 93% Club Edinburgh hope to provide support and educate along the way, back in January we spoke to Lucie Greaves (President) […]

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Conscious Edinburgh: In conversation with Voices

Conscious Edinburgh is a student-led mental health charity at the University of Edinburgh. Their main focus to provide students with a safe-space on campus to support their mental health. The Student spoke to Co-Presidents Aiyana Tandon and Iain Choyce, and Secretary David Bourne about how lockdown is impacting student mental health and ways we can […]

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Grand Army

Content Warning: Sexual assault, anti-blackness. Watching Grand Army’s nine-episode first season was easy. Maybe too easy, with each hour long episode rapidly collapsing together as the dreaded ‘next episode’ button proved irresistible. This is partly due to my weak will, but mainly because Grand Army is actually pretty good. The new drama, set at the […]

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Newest adaptation of The Witches loses the magic

My initial reaction to seeing that Robert Zemeckis, director of Back to the Future and Forrest Gump, had made a remake of The Witches ultimately was: why? To preface this question/outrage I would like to confess my deep-rooted love for the original Nicolas Roeg’s The Witches, a film that stirred within me an irrational fear […]