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Iran’s Book Market Crisis

The Iranian book market is perishing as US sanctions hit home. Tehran’s nuclear programme has long been contested, and in 2022 the book-lovers of Iran are suffering the cultural consequences…

Review: Norwegian Wood

Reading Haruki Murakami for the first time, I was surprised by the transparency of his writing. With my ungrounded foundation of beliefs surrounding Japanese literary culture, I had imagined the…

“The Rachel Papers”: Review

With some misfortune I managed to choose to write for the Valentine’s day issue of The Student rather than any other ordinary issue. Not that I particularly disapprove of the…

Geoffrey Chaucer and the Legend of Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s day incoming, I turn to Geoffrey Chaucer—a man whose work is loved and hated in equal measure—in search of some clarity on this franchised holiday. The works that…

The first week back to a new and very virtual university

After the very long and slow summer of lockdown and restrictions, it is safe to say that most students eagerly anticipated the start of/return to university this autumn. The excitement…

Our virtual world: how has Welcome Week been affected?

Whether the decision involves bidding farewell to family and friends in an entirely different continent or country, moving to a new area nationally, or even choosing to stay living at…

Caroline Flack’s death: another indication of bias in the media?

Grief and rage took over the public when Caroline Flack’s death was announced on February 15th. Many expressed that the former television presenter’s life shouldn’t have ended when it did…

Reflections on David Hume Tower’s Zero-Waste Corner

This week the University of Edinburgh launched the well awaited for ‘Zero Waste corner’ in the David Hume tower shop on campus. The shops and cafés in university buildings have…