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5 signs your partner is actually a lizard

1. When you gaze into their eyes, you notice that their pupil is under conscious control, meaning that the consensual pupillary response is non-existent. You can check this casually by shining a flashlight in their eyes whilst you’re cuddling on the sofa 2. As you’re hiking together you settle down for a romantic picnic by […]

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Edinburgh University Law Soc Should Not Fawn Over Chris Brown

CW: domestic violence, misogyny. This week Chris Brown was handed a restraining order for threatening to kill his former partner, Karrueche Tran, he has previously pled guilty to domestic violence against another former partner, pop-singer Rihanna. Brown’s misogyny has received significant and widespread coverage, and any who are even vaguely familiar with the rapper are […]

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TV

A Scathing Review of Netflix Original: Santa Clarita Diet

A series about a couple of murderous real estate agents, Santa Clarita Diet is pushing the genre definitions of horror-comedy by managing to be neither funny nor scary; it also gives further evidence to the fact that Netflix Original should be understood as an indication of provenance rather than merit. It works as entertainment in […]

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Televisual clickbait: Simon Fern reviews Netflix original Riverdale

The unwanted child of Stranger Things and One Tree Hill, Riverdale recently came to our screens via Netflix. Continuing in the timeless and damaging tradition of casting 25 year-old models as teenagers, Riverdale’s cast are assembly clichés, tropes and stock characters: the ‘gay best friend’, the artistic and emotionally vulnerable jock, the narcissistic and malicious […]

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Simon Fern’s Netflix Pick: Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Fresh Prince of Bel Air has recently popped up on Netflix and, despite reaching its 27th anniversary this year, it remains fresh as ever. For anyone unfortunate enough not to have grown up watching endless re-runs of this classic, Fresh Prince is a family comedy centred on a 17-year-old who has been sent to live […]

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Horoscopes

Horoscopes: 24th January 2017

Aquarius As you put together yet another soya latte you realise that despite the disparaging comments, working as a barista really isn’t that bad. All this pressure to go off into a ‘high flying’ career and work yourself to death in London probably isn’t worth it when you can live a pretty alright life making […]

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News

Halloumi burger returns to Teviot menu

The halloumi burger is set to return to the Teviot Library Bar menu in the coming week, after over a year of students protesting its removal. Speaking to The Student about the halloumi burger’s return, Jenna Kelly, the Students’ Assocition’s Vice President Services, said: “this is really a response to demand; it was quite clear that […]

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Live Music

We Are Scientists live, bright and early

24th Oct @ The Liquid Rooms With doors opening at 6:30pm and the first support playing at 6:45pm, the Liquid Rooms are clearly demonstrating that live music is not their priority these days. Wrapping up by 10pm means that the venue can switch over into a night club and haul in the cash. Sadly, having […]