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A Different First Lady

This article was originally uploaded on the 21st March War is an inherently masculine concept. It embodies all the tropes and values that traditional masculinity promotes. War values violence, egos, a lack of compassion, a ‘man up’ attitude. This is often seen in the way war is portrayed in the media, in speeches by (usually […]

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“Local elections are where it’s at”: Interview with 2022 Council Election Green Party Candidate, Kayleigh O’Neill

This article was originally submitted on the 19th March Last Wednesday, The Student met with 23-year old Green Party candidate, Kayleigh O’Neill, who’s running for the city council in Forth ward, Edinburgh. Under the dome of Potterrow, bongos played next door, charging the political discussion which moved from housing to climate activism, to strikes.  Kayleigh […]

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The Accidental Re-birth of the Western Alliance

This article was originally uploaded on the 19th March There are many things Putin probably didn’t anticipate when he mounted his full-scale invasion of Ukraine last month.  One of these is the extent and efficacy of Ukrainian resistance which has turned what he planned would be a swift annexation into a potentially lengthy war of […]

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Prince Andrew Settlement: disappointment or a win for victims?

This article was originally submitted on the 17th March On the 15th of February, Prince Andrew settled the sexual assault lawsuit filed against him by Virginia Giuffre out of court, for an undisclosed sum. Prince Andrew, the Duke of York was sued by Virginia Giuffre, alleging that he sexually abused her while she was under […]

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An attack on social mobility: the English government’s plans to restrict access to student loans

The Department for Education (DfE) recently set out potential plans to restrict access to government student loans in England for students who lack English and Maths GCSEs, or two A-levels at grade E. These plans are part of a response to the Augar review of post-18 education; a landmark review conducted by finance expert Philip […]

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy: from comedian to war-time leader

In recent days, the world has been in awe of Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The Ukrainian president has risen among the rubble of his invaded country – which he refuses to flee – to unite his nation and with it, and perhaps, a larger part of the world. Press, politicians, and everyday people are praising him as […]

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VP Community Beth Simpson on tackling the housing crisis in Edinburgh

When Beth Simpson ran to be the Students’ Association Vice President Community last year, her main interests lied in sustainability and in empowering students to create positive change. However, as she says, the issue of housing quickly came to the forefront and stayed dominant for the whole of her term, which is now coming to […]

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Multimedia Journalism and Print’s Demise

Concern about the future of print journalism is not a recent phenomenon.  Its impending demise has been lamented since the onset of the television age in the 1950s.    Nonetheless, the rapidity of change within the industry which has taken place since the turn of the 21st century is difficult to overstate.  Major publications such as […]