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Global ITP Awareness Week: My Life with a Chronic Blood Disease

26-30 September is Global ITP Awareness Week. ITP stands for Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura; a rare autoimmune condition that affects around only 200,000 people globally. The platelets (that clot the blood) are attacked which can lead to excessive and internal bleeding. I was diagnosed at sixteen years old and have since been living with chronic ITP […]

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The royal smiles of colonisation as a “charm offensive”: a joint response to the royal tour to the Caribbean

This article was originally submitted on April 7. Keisha Frimpong and Victoria Gothard wrote a joint response to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal tour to the Caribbean. The Royal Smiles of Colonisation William and Kate’s trip to Jamaica was not innocent, it was motivated by power and a hunger for control over the Caribbean. […]

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The Community and the Capitalist: Corporate Pride and Trying to Keep Protest Alive 

My first pride experience was here in Edinburgh this June. Having recently immersed myself into queer culture I was beyond thrilled to have my first Pride in the place I love the most as an out-and-out queer woman. Walking towards Bristo Square on the 25th, the feeling of community trembled through the streets, each footstep […]

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International Women’s Day: To Celebrate in Protest

This article was originally submitted on the 3rd April It began with a 4:30am start and a cold bus ride to the beach. I remember telling people about this, to which I received many comments involving the word ‘crazy’, but that’s why I did it. On International Women’s Day 2022, I ran into the ocean […]

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In conversation with activists at the forefront of the Gordon Aikman takeover

In the week of March 21st, activists from three student groups, Youth in Resistance (YinR), Justice for Palestine Society (JPS) and Student-Staff Solidarity Network (SSSN) ‘reclaimed’ the Gordon Aikman lecture theatre by taking and holding the building for a week whilst opening the space to other students for activities and events. On Thursday, I sat […]

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Interview with Drag King Guy Liner

This article was originally uploaded on the 23rd March Introducing: Guy Liner! Levi Richards (he/they) is a fourth-year English Literature student at the University of Edinburgh. He is also a local drag king named Guy Liner who first started performing at Glamoor the Kweer Kabaret in 2019. The Student interviewed him to find about how […]

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Racism at the Ukrainian Border: A reminder that racism doesn’t pause in times of war

Picture this: your country has been invaded because the leader of the neighbouring country feels threatened by democracy. So, you decide to flee your home, the town you grew up in out of hope for a better future in another country. After gathering the little possessions, you could stuff in a rucksack you make your […]

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A Response to Marco Garcia Mendez

Editor’s Note – “In light of the ongoing allegations that have been made against the University of Edinburgh’s sexual violence redressal system, Aarti Mukhedkar has allowed us to publish a statement written by her. In the past week, The Student published an interview in which, Marco Garcia Mendez – who ran in the recent EUSA […]