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Cave dwellers, find your own study space

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March As a Mediterranean human being expatriated in a land of long, dark winters, you can understand the joy I feel when, around this time of the year, the sun reappears again. A blue sky and bright sunshine can single-handedly bless and make tolerable weeks […]

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The Short Rant: Cheap Pints Now!

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March Teviot. We’re all bitterly familiar with the gothic frame that plays host to our student union. But I’m certainly not alone in saying it’s never been my first choice for a drink. Edinburgh is hardly renowned for cheap pints but Teviot is taking the […]

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Zelenskyy: A True Servant of the People

Opinion Editor Callum Devereux discusses the transformation of Volodymyr Zelensky from clown to commander-in-chief and how he has maintained his authenticity in the face of the Russian invasion.

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Memories of the King of Spin

This article was originally submitted on the 15th March Picture this: a midsummer’s day in 2005, you’re sat at Lords. The Aussies are in town for the classic biennial standoff. They have a formidable team, with a record to match. Between them they have over 700 caps compared to a fairly inexperienced English squad, many […]

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A shambolic response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis

This article was originally submitted on the 12th March 2022 For the past few weeks, one thing has dominated the news: the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Thousands of people – both soldiers and civilians – have been killed in the conflict so far, with Putin threatening further tragedies. Millions have already been forced to flee […]

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How coverage of Ukraine highlights Western racism towards war in the Middle East

Article first submitted on the 12th March Like many of you, my news feed is saturated with news from Ukraine. Visceral images of Molotov cocktails, families huddling in bomb shelters, and rallying cries from across the globe. In an age of constant streams of visual media, even going on my daily Instagram scroll has left […]

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Seasonal Shift

This article was originally submitted on the 12th March I recently came upon a shocking, horrifying realisation. Perhaps you’re already aware. Perhaps you’re in denial. Regardless, brace yourself for this fact: winter only officially started on December 21st. And even worse, it doesn’t end until March 20th! Does that not just feel absolutely criminal to […]

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The case against a Ukrainian ‘no-fly zone’

If you want peace, do not prepare for nuclear war Enforcing a no-fly zone over the skies of Ukraine would be the singularly most idiotic action that NATO could undertake in this moment. I woke up one morning recently to see “liberal” journalists coming out gaspingly in favour of this idea. For those drunk on […]