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With the current atmosphere of political tension in the United Kingdom, it is refreshing to hear news of a bright new ray of hope upon the horizon. Yes, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a second child, as officially announced by Kensington Palace last week. Following the birth of Prince George thirteen months […]

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New Freshers’ poll shows student support for ‘No’ in referendum

A poll of new Edinburgh University students’ voting intentions for next week’s independence referendum has revealed a strong lead for the ‘No’ campaign. The poll conducted by the University’s Politics and International Relations (PIR) Society measured the voting intentions of 313 students, with 212 revealing that they would vote ‘No’, 91 voting ‘Yes’ and a […]

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Unlocking the social media charity phenomenon

Over the last couple of months, millions have poured buckets of ice water over themselves in the name of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), raising awareness and funds for the motor neurone disease. In doing so, they have raised around £100 million for the charity, which, prior to the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’, was poorly understood and, […]

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Webber’s World

Webber’s World is a weekly column documenting the life of 2014 EUSA Presidential Candidate Jacob J. Webber When mid-September arrives the pleasure of this beautiful city is once again mine. Of course, moving back to Edinburgh is not without stresses and strains. I have an embarrassing quantity of material possessions that has to be boxed, […]

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Dog Soldiers is the first of Marshall’s films where Scotland is the main theme, much like this week in fact.

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Deadline day shows football losing its class

Of all the unsettling and unnerving sights on Deadline Day, Zeki Fryers, a 21 year old with just 16 senior appearances to his name, turning up at his new club Crystal Palace in a blacked out Bentley was right up there with the worst of them. There it was, laid bare. The embodiment of British […]

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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 […]