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Thurston Smalley

Thurston is a final year French and politics student from Chertsey, England. He first wrote for his high school newspaper, The Phillipian, in 2009. He began writing for The Student in 2011, became News Editor in 2012, and Editor in Chief in 2015. He currently serves as President.
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Student activists to occupy Main Library overnight

Student activists at the University of Edinburgh have occupied the ground floor lobby of the Main Library at George Square, demanding that the University publicly denounce the UK government’s anti-radicalisation…

Urte Macikene, VPS, campaigns for more affordable student housing

Urte Macikene, Vice President Services at Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA), is spearheading new efforts to rein in excessive student rents in the city. The “Edinburgh Uni Cut the Rent”…

Prime Minister David Cameron accuses top UK universities of not doing enough to close attainment gap for minority students

Prime Minister David Cameron has lashed out against top universities including the University of Oxford, his own alma mater, for admitting a disproportionately small number of black and minority ethnic…

Cats may be just as ferocious as lions, Edinburgh researchers find

Domestic cats may be more institutionally similar to big cats than previously thought, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Edinburgh and the Bronx Zoo. The…

University of Edinburgh receives “red” rating for campus free speech

The University of Edinburgh’s student’s association has received a ‘red’ rating for free speech on campus in the second annual Free Speech University Rankings, compiled by libertarian magazine Spiked. Campus-wide…

Study: Edinburgh benefit recipients could lose £270 million to UK cuts

Reforms announced in George Osborne’s summer budget could cost Edinburgh’s benefit recipients £270 million over the next five years, according to a study that went before Edinburgh City Council last…

5p charge leads to major reductions in plastic bag usage

Scotland’s 5p carrier bag charge has helped to reduce the use of plastic bags by 80 per cent in its first year, according to figures announced by Scottish Environment Secretary…

St John’s Road branded the “most polluted in Scotland”

St. John’s Road in Costorphine has been named Scotland’s most polluted street after levels of nitrogen dioxide in the air approached two times the legal limit. The street had previously…