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Is The Truman Show the world we live in today?

One evening, post deadlines and pre-Christmas, I was with my family scrolling through Netflix when I stumbled upon a familiar, but sadly forgotten classic: The Truman Show. I watched the…

Arthur’s Seat fire caught on camera as Bonfire Night sees a high number of incidents across Edinburgh

The famous Edinburgh landmark Arthur’s Seat saw emergency services being called to put out a huge fire last night, with footage of the incident emerging from an individual named Cholo…

Instagram for saving the planet: what is The Climate App?

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought significant disruption and change into our lives. The origins of the virus are still debated to this day, with several absurd theories floating around. Yet,…

In reflection: emo robins and a socially distanced nature walk

When I was little, there were three things that I loved: the first was reading, the second was writing, and the third was nature. The first hobby is currently intermittent…

Amazon Alternatives: where to buy

When I saw my mum ordering six bottles of chilli oil from Amazon, I began to protest with great frustration and, upon reflection, perhaps with a little too much indignation.…

Farewell Features: an editor’s take on the section’s personal impact

I remember, vividly, the first time I ever wrote for The Student. Indian politician Shashi Tharoor had visited the university, and I was eager to make my mark on the…

Misidentification, Brexit posters and Katy Perry: don’t ever tell me racism is over

I recall telling my father, rather fervently, that, in my defence to pursue English Literature as a degree, that things had changed; we were no longer second class citizens, that…

The history of the British Empire is missing from our education system

In my last written piece for Voices, I wrote about the importance of teaching people of colour in Scotland – and the UK – about their heritage. So, when I…