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Rebecca’s round up of the 2016/17 academic year

It has been a busy year, between the rise of Trump and the possibility that we might soon need our passports to get into Scotland. More importantly, the price of cordial quietly rose by 1500% overnight. You know, the real news. It’s been a star-studded year in Edinburgh, with the visit of Leonardo di Caprio […]

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Cover your flat in Christmas cheer this year

It’s getting to that time of year again, when flats around Edinburgh realise that, unlike at home, a Christmas tree doesn’t automatically appear and the wind doesn’t blow in the smell of gingerbread cookies. But at the end of term, with everyone’s student loan running low, no one has the extra cash to go and […]

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Which Christmas advert takes the (turkey) crown this year?

It is that time of year again, and what a year it has been with Brexit, Harambe and Trump. It is finally Christmas advert time, a hotly anticipated tradition, whereby high street retailers compete for the best television advert of the year. After previous years with the likes of ‘Mog the Cat’ and ‘The Man […]

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The best places to see the fireworks this bonfire night

Bonfire Night is approaching and it is a big deal here in Edinburgh, so you don’t want to miss out on seeing the fireworks from wherever you are in the city. If you’re a big fan of Bonfire Night celebrations, you’re in luck this year. Edinburgh has plenty going on, even before the big night, […]

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All of the best velvet pieces in stores this Autumn

Velvet. No longer the material relegated to the 90s and Sunday best dresses – velvet is the key material to invest in for Autumn/Winter 2016. This luxurious material has made the transition from eveningwear to daywear and is everywhere at the moment. The fabric was key in the fashion shows and is taking the high […]

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The fashion dilemma: are we all becoming identical?

The driving force behind trends in fashion is the desire to appear better or different, but in our attempts to do that, we have all ended up looking the same. Without intention, we adhere to a subconscious uniform: we religiously follow trends and seasons, even if they do not suit or even make sense – […]