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Leap year proposals are symptomatic of society’s sexism

Every four years, the end of February brings with it what some consider the perfect opportunity for women to pop the question to their significant others; according to a well-known Irish tradition, any man who is proposed to on February 29 must accept the proposal. In this Leap Year’s most popular proposal story, pop singer […]

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How to enjoy Christmas on a student budget

With less than a month to go before Christmas, Edinburgh is now at its most festive – everywhere you look, you’ll find a person wearing a Christmas jumper. However, as students, many of us cannot afford to spend extravagant amounts upon Christmas decorations, food, outings, and presents. With that in mind, here are some suggestions […]

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Banning yoga raises difficult questions of cultural appropriation

Cultural appropriation is a relatively recently spotlighted social issue that has been subject to much debate, but no firm conclusions seem to have been reached as to how to distinguish between acts that do or do not carry its negative connotations. Exemplifying this is the widely-circulated recent news that a free yoga class held at […]

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What’s on: Festive fun at the Christmas Market

Good news: you are now officially allowed to go out in public wearing your Christmas jumper! This may mean more to some of you than others, but as someone who has been itching to don my gingerbread man, snowman, and Santa Claus-covered festive cardigan since the day after Halloween, I am extremely excited by this. […]

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Barking Up the Right Tree: Mallika’s Review of The Dog House

If, at first mention, the name ‘The Dog House’ rings no bells, this may be because this charmingly quirky bar, conveniently located at 18-24 Clerk Street, was known until recently as McSorley’s. With musical instruments in the window and an upside down bicycle bedecked with fairy lights hanging on the inside of the pub, the […]