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The over-sexualisation of LGBTQ+ love is unacceptable in 2019

Edinburgh-based poet Rachel Plummer’s new book, Wain, is a children’s collection based on Scottish mythology, reimagined with an LGBTQ+ focus. It contains poignant poems by Plummer and stunning illustrations by Helene Boppert, using metaphors of selkies, fin-folk and goddesses to represent LGBTQ+ identities. The poems in Wain are smart, magical, and sensitive. A particularly memorable […]

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Maggie Rogers gives a spellbinding performance at Glasgow’s SWG3

When Maggie Rogers bounds on stage at Glasgow’s SWG3, the room is instantly on her side. She quickly earns her new-found title of ‘Witchy Feminist Rockstar’ (founded in a tweet from a fan, and now printed across key rings and t-shirts at the merch stand) with her natural ability to slip seamlessly between throwing a […]

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Veganuary is more than just a one month challenge

As 2019 begins, so do millions of new year’s resolutions: go to the gym more, get up earlier, or try Veganuary. For those who are not aware, Veganuary is a charity encouraging people to pledge to go vegan for one month. It is a great time to try veganism, with the charity website providing recipes, […]

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Enactus Edinburgh to compete in World Cup this October after recent victory

April 10 saw the University of Edinburgh’s Enactus team take home the trophy from the Enactus United Kingdom National competition after spending the weekend in London to showcase their hard work on this year’s new projects. Enactus is a global platform for students to develop businesses which aim to “create a better, more sustainable world”. […]

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Hairspray

Hairspray’s popularity seemed to peak in 2007 following the release of a film adaptation which boasted a star-studded cast including John Travolta and Queen Latifah. The same year, the musical began its life on the West End, but since the end of that run in 2010, seems to have largely faded from the public consciousness. […]

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The everyday resistance of surviving sexual violence

Content Warning: sexual violence This week, The Student’s theme is ‘Resistance’: a word encompassing many actions, people and movements. Resistance has taken many forms, existing historically at moments of suppression and injustice. At the moment, we see it outside our university buildings each morning, holding protest signs and standing against cruel cuts and the steady […]

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Interview: Students’ Association presidential candidate Connor Bok

Presidential candidate Connor Bok on stopping university expansion, his time as Business School rep, and the UCU strikes. Can you give us a brief overview of your manifesto’s key points? Number one would be to stop university expansion. Last exam season I was at the library at 9am and it was impossible to find a […]

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Interview: Students’ Association presidential candidate Bharat Singh Chaturvedi

Presidential candidate Bharat Singh Chaturvedi on consent training, the UCU strikes, and his experience with Enactus. Can you give a brief overview of your manifesto’s main points? I’m running on three main points: inclusivity, representation and accessibility For inclusivity, we want to include international students and mature students in everything that’s going on in university. […]