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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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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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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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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: 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 […]

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The best of the rest

Summer has come to an end, the sky is now constantly grey in colour rather than only occasionally and students are making their way in dribs and drabs back to Edinburgh. The summer blockbusters have all but petered out. Were there any standout features and what precious escapism have students got to look forward to come the autumn? […]

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Mad Men: Season 7 Part 1

Whether you’ve been a fan from the beginning, started halfway through or binge-watched over summer holidays, you can feel the anticipation leading up to the final season of Mad Men. Season 6 was our first glimpse into the fall of Don Draper in every facet of his life. We discover he’s cheating on Megan for […]