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Student Experience Column: Disability services provide vital support to our university students

When I first started at university, I was completely lost, in every definition of the word. I found the experience completely overwhelming and found myself sinking down this strange, toilsome rabbit hole from which there was no escape. I’m not ashamed to say that I have a long history with mental illness so coming to […]

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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Once a successful screen-siren of the Hollywood Golden Age, Gloria Grahame (Annette Benning) finds herself in the backend of Liverpool attempting a comeback as a stage actress during the early 1980s. There is one catch, however: Gloria is dying and does not have much time left to fulfil her legacy. And so the story begins. […]

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Tinder culture needs a boost, or flame, of compassion

For millennials, the term ‘ghosting’ has become almost synonymous with dating. If you are lucky enough to be unfamiliar with the term, ghosting is the action of completely cutting someone off after a date; no texts, no calls, no sneaky likes on Instagram, just a complete evaporation of contact. This has become a new social […]

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Coming Clean at the National Portrait Gallery

Coming Clean is a photographic journey through the life of an addict, detailing every intimate and confrontationally painful moment. Before Graham MacIndoe delved into a life of crippling heroin addiction, he was a successful photographer living in New York. When his personal life took a turn for the worst, MacIndoe fell into a state of […]

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There’s a sexual harassment crisis on campus: let’s tackle it with education

Content warning: sexual assault, sexual harassment and rape Amazing parties, lifelong friends and an invigorated passion for learning are normally the first images which come to mind when one envisions university. No one pictures the debilitating fear and shame of sexual harassment; it isn’t talked about in the glossy brochures showing a crowd of smiling […]

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Marriage equality is a right – it should not be up to a public vote

I am jealous of the people of Edinburgh. I am jealous of the amazing food, culture and landscape. But I am especially jealous of their right to love; their right to feel unashamed of who they love. Coming from Australia, I have experienced no such right. Australia has always been portrayed as free: a land […]

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Seat in Shadow

Henry Coombs’s Seat in Shadow cannot really confined to be a particular genre. No, to confine it would be to quash its artistry, its daring, enthralling, passionate response to the human condition. This stand out edition to the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival (and released this week on DVD), stuns in its honest, yet brutal […]