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Tilda Gregg-Smith

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4th year French & English Lit. 

Likes piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.

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Swipe apps are just another way to meet people

Making new friends can be a daunting prospect, but the new app Hey Vina may make the entire experience a whole lot easier, at least if you are a woman.…

Photoshopping school photos sets unattainable standards

Adolescence is invariably an awkward and uncomfortable phase of life. Gangly limbs and acne are the bane of many pupil’s school career, and school photos become a painful reminder of…

Elites must be held accountable for deceptive tax handlings

Last week the New York Times released tax records indicating that Donald Trump could have been avoiding tax for twenty years. The records show that in 1995 Trump declared a…

The legacy of the queer community must be recognised

Throughout history, the queer community has been marginalised, persecuted and overlooked. Queer figures are regularly omitted from the history books. However, Historic England has recently announced that six “historic LGBT…

Losing Bake Off is a sign of a crumbling BBC

The recent news that the BBC lost the rights to the iconic TV programme The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) shocked the nation to its core, as it was revealed…

Reflecting on my semester abroad: Montpellier

Before going on my year abroad (Erasmus in Montpellier, France) I was constantly told that it would be the best year of my life. The university painted images of international…

‘This Girl Can’: calling women ‘girls’ is patronising and infantilising

Last week the Edinburgh University Sports Union ran a campaign encouraging women to be active, celebrating female sporting and athletic achievement. The name of the campaign was ‘This Edinburgh Girl…

It is wrong to censor extra-marital dating websites

In a world where dating has become digitalised, the stigma surrounding casual hook-ups and ‘sex-apps’ such as Tinder has been greatly reduced. The landscape of romance has changed dramatically in…