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The university holds a vigil for Christchurch

Content warning: Islamophobia and grief On Friday, March 22 the University of Edinburgh held a Vigil in response to the New Zealand Christchurch Shootings. All students and lecturers were invited to gather outside the Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre in George Square to stand in solidarity for the victims of the recent mosque attacks. Short speeches […]

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Edinburgh’s Fight for the Night Rally in photos

The rally took place on 2 April and culminated in Grassmarket for speeches and cheering. The marchers walked through a bit of rain with soon cleared when they arrived at Grassmarket.  Sexpression spoke about the importance of intersectionality. Intersectionality was a major point of the rally, especially trans and sex worker inclusion. Other rallies around […]

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Coexistence… With Bulletproof Glass

In September, The Student interviewed a student who had spent a year abroad in Palestine and asked them about their experiences. This photo essay displays some of the images that they took during their time on the West Bank, accompanied by some of their comments about their experience . Palestine is often talked about superficially or […]

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In pictures: Trump protests in Edinburgh

Thousands of protesters gathered in Edinburgh on Saturday as United States President Donald Trump visited his luxury golf resort in Turnberry, Scotland over the weekend. Starting at the Scottish Parliament and ending at The Meadows, crowds marched past the US Consulate, Old Town and the University of Edinburgh central campus forming a colourful sea of banners, […]

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The decline of vintage stores in Edinburgh

Edinburgh used to be world-renowned as a capital for vintage shopping. Since the beginning of World War I, the idea of vintage shopping or reusing something discarded by the previous owner was a way of living. From clothes to furniture during the First World War, most possessions were repaired, mended, or tailored for other family members. […]

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In pictures: Edinburgh’s first week of strikes

On 22 January, University and College Union (UCU) members of 61 universities across the UK voted in favour of strikes to protest proposed changes to pension schemes. The University of Edinburgh has come to a standstill ever since lecturers, tutors, and administration have joined the picket lines. Strikes commenced nationwide on Thursday 22 February, executing […]