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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 […]

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Interview with EUSA Women’s Officer Candidate, Hope Conway-Gebbie

CW: Sexual Violence Hope (she/her) is a third-year undergraduate student of Sociology and Politics. She is running to be Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s next Women’s Officer. The Student interviewed Hope to find out more about her campaign. Why are you running to be the next Women’s officer?   I am running to be the next Women’s […]

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Interview with EUSA LGBT+ Officer Candidate, Carina Phey

Carina (she/he/they) is a first-year undergraduate studying English Literature. They are bisexual and identify as non-binary. They are running to be Edinburgh University Student’s Association’s LGBT+ Officer. The Student interviewed Carina about their campaign. Why are you running to be the next LGBT+ Officer? To put it simply, I am extremely passionate about LGBT+ identities, […]

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Interview with EUSA LGBT+ Officer Candidate, Jaime Prada

Jaime Prada (they/them) is the current Trans and Non-Binary Liberation Officer at Edinburgh University Students’ Association. They are running to be the next LGBT+ Officer. The Student interviewed Jaime about their campaign. Why are you running to be the next LGBT+ Officer? I am running to be the LGBT+ Liberation Officer because I believe our community […]