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What is the solution for our wasted pandemic tuition fees?

Let’s be honest: students have been getting a bit ripped off lately. First we were hit by a three week academic strike, which was promptly followed by the swift uppercut of a global pandemic, cancelling all in-person teaching and even exams for half of undergraduate students. Indeed, the idea of paying £9,250 – and in […]

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Irish Politics: the end of a long consensus?

“The two-party system is now officially broken, I believe forever”, said a confident Mary Lou McDonald, leader of Sinn Féin, in her victory speech – clearly on a high after the previous day’s general election. She has reason to believe as such: to the shock of the political establishment Sinn Féin managed to lead first-preference […]

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Studio Ghibli: In a league of their own

For those disillusioned with the monotony of today’s viewing culture, dominated largely by the likes of binge-viewing, reality television, and seemingly endless murder documentaries, I bring good news. Netflix announced last month that they are going to stream 31 animated films from Studio Ghibli to an international audience, bringing a different breed of entertainment to […]

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The divided Democrats are Trump’s key to success

In this week’s U.S. presidential debate, in which Democratic politicians made their case as the best shot to go up against Donald Trump in the November election, perhaps the most memorable moment of the evening happened after the debate had finished. In a brief but tense exchange, Warren pointedly rejected Sanders’ offer of a handshake, […]

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Rent Controls are a necessary means of helping students find affordable accommodation

Perhaps one of the most daunting aspects of the Edinburgh student experience is the search for flats. It’s not surprising; the city is infamous for its competitive housing scene. This is made worse by the fact that the entirety of first-year students have no experience in it. Furthermore, landlords insist upon exceptionally high rent compared […]