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Down, but certainly not out

As the vast majority of readers will know, a week ago, The Student chose not to distribute full copies of the paper it had printed because of a threat of legal action from the Socialist Workers Party (SWP). A motion proposed for last Thursday’s Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) Student Council meeting was alleged by […]

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A sudden, deafening silence

The University of Edinburgh is currently reviewing its “historic relationship” with the Speculative Society, and has been doing so since March. In March, The Student revealed that: the Society paid no rates or rent to the University for use of its halls and had not contributed to the upcoming £35 million Old College redevelopment project, […]

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“The more things change, the more they stay the same”

Earlier this month, The University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections began publishing archived digitised editions of The Student in real-time, 30 years after they were originally published. This will continue throughout the 2014/15 academic year, and hopefully beyond. As expected, these old editions provide an interesting insight into student activity and life, in 1984. […]

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Student protests: it’s not just about us

As is now common knowledge in the UK, since September 22, students from over 20 universities and colleges in Hong Kong have been leading protests against the Chinese government’s decision on proposed electoral reform for the upcoming 2017 Hong Kong Chief Executive election. Unlike other globally famed recent student protests, such as in 2012 in […]

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No alarms and no surprises

Earlier this month, the media trade magazine Press Gazette launched the ‘Save Our Sources’ campaign to prevent public authorities spying on journalists’ phone records. The campaign followed revelations that the Metropolitan Police (the Met) had secretly obtained the mobile phone records of Tom Newton Dunn, political editor for The Sun, in order to identify whistleblowers […]

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IndyRef Special: A plea to the student body

Firstly, we’d like to welcome readers to our IndyRef Special Edition of The Student. With the biggest decision that Scotland has made for centuries coming up on Thursday, we believed that the least we could do would be to devote almost an entire paper to it. Each section has engaged with the Independence Referendum on […]