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Why do girls always have to make the first move?

Instagram stories right now are filled with people sharing posts about the boycott, stories surrounding the spikings, precaution measures, and resource lists. The most common Instagram account circulating is @girlsnightinedinburgh, who have engineered the boycott on the 28th. This group is founded and created by a group of girls, with one of their most popular […]

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Dear boys in clubs…

CW: harassment, gender-based violence, rape Clubs can be a scary place as a woman. Since the 9th of August, when clubs all over Scotland reopened, they’ve been louder, sweatier and packed to the brim with deprived students and teenagers. Given that partying and nightclubs are not viewed as an essential part of life, we do […]

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Christmas Is (Already) In the Air?

My flatmates already hate me for this, but for me, Christmas begins in September. You heard that right. If you ever visit my humble abode, you will faintly be able to hear Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé’s chocolatey voice and iconic Christmas tunes from my incredibly thin bedroom walls, intermingling with the smell of even […]

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‘Off Menu’: Winter Edition

Inspired by the popular podcast Off Menu hosted by Ed Gamble and James Acaster, I’ve chosen some dishes from restaurants all over Scotland to warm your bellies for the wintertime. As a big wine fan, I’ve also paired everything with drinks that I think would go well with the dishes. Bon appétit x  Starter: Roasted […]

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Five Ways OCD Affects Me

I was inspired to write about some of my experiences with OCD for the first time in the hope that my account can offer some solace to others who experience OCD and provide an insight into the experience to those who do not. Five ways that OCD has affected me: 1. Stressful checking compulsions:  When […]

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“Treat yourself!”…with kindness: Our capitalist conception of self-care

In an ideal world, to practise self-care, I would swaddle myself in a luxurious Egyptian cotton towel, smother myself with a face mark that’s so expensive it could be liquid gold (although, I’m not sure that would work wonders for my pores), and dunk myself into velvety, bubbly waters. Like most struggling students, however, this […]

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A Lifestyle Editor’s Winter Favourites

As the sun begins to set earlier and the freezing temperature makes us want to head straight for hibernation rather than our tutorials, here is a list of a few crucial skincare items, food recipes, and just other useful stuff from one of our lifestyle editors:  Maya Sargent! As a fourth year, she imparts her […]

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So, I’m supposed to study at university? Where’s the fun in that!

I am not going to lie, I am writing this on a Thursday evening, hours before the deadline hand-in for this article. Purely because I have been swamped with the stress and expectations of mid-terms. All I know is that one moment I was running around cowgate searching for a kebab after a night out […]