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United’s summer spending spree may not solve all problems

Images of Louis Van Gaal choreographing the greatest comeback since Lazarus have left the minds of Manchester United fans and reality of life in the Premier League has begun to hit home. The club still seems to be plagued by the same problems that hampered them last season, in which they finished seventh, their lowest […]

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Unpaid internships are exploiting students

It is the Government’s responsibility to change the law on internship wages The Student’s discovery this week that Edinburgh business Casa Morada had been advertising several six-month unpaid ‘internships’ may seem unsurprising to many. With every summer holiday, there is news of another company attempting to entice students with glossy-sounding internships that pay only in […]

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A ‘No’ vote does not affirm the status quo

During a general election, the electorate will cast their vote based on conflicting ideologies.  Alternatively in the referendum, there are people who share with ‘Yes’ voters the same disdain for shameful levels of income inequality, a loathsomely skewed wealth distribution, and a host of other flaws of the British state, whilst voting ‘No’. ‘Yes’ and […]

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Leaked images shame female sexuality

Unless you’ve spent the last week in a nuclear bunker, you will be aware that several celebrities have had sensitive and private images stolen and leaked online. Despite the fact that Snapchat clearly only ever added a black and white filter to help us all take more flattering nudes, people have reacted with cataclysmic shock […]

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News

US fraternity falsely claims links to Ed Uni

Illustration: Patrick Arbuthnott for The Student A controversial American fraternity has been criticised over misleading claims that it is linked to several UK universities. Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) – founded at Yale University in 1844 – claimed on its website and promotional materials to have established “colonies” at the Universities of Oxford, Edinburgh and Warwick despite […]

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TV

The Brig Society

BBC Radio Four I was pleasantly surprised by Marcus Brigstocke’s The Brig Society, my expectations were low and my enjoyment was high. This episode focused on religion; Brigstocke’s aim was to create his own based on ‘niceness’. It was thirty minutes well spent; most of the jokes were laugh out loud funny, which was slightly […]

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Film

The Rover

Set in the Australian Outback, The Rover takes place in a world full of crime and lawlessness ten years after an economic collapse. A nameless loner (Guy Pearce) sets off on an obsessive chase to track down the men who stole his car. While on the hunt, he comes across Rey (Robert Pattinson), one of […]

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Cult Column Film

Cult Column: Edinburgh’s best alternative cinemas

One particularly miserable Edinburgh evening during my first term at university, I walked a four mile round trip in the pouring rain, from my halls of residence to the Fountain Park multiplex. I have never been so wet and sad in my entire life. The next day I recounted the story to an older, wiser second […]