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EUSA VP community candidate: Lets end the Reign of ‘Positive Thinking’ propaganda

Last Thursday we celebrated University Mental Health Day, our Student Union’s instagram was taken over by our fantastic Vice President Welfare. Niamh posted messages of support throughout the day and offered loads of great advice to students for balancing their mental health. I’ve been feeling down recently; running a fully digital campaign for Student Office […]

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EUSA presidential candidate Ellen MacRae: why I’m running to be re-elected

Now, more than ever, we need a President who can hit the ground running on day one. Student’s rights, livelihoods and futures depend upon having a President who is unafraid to speak truth to power. I’m Ellen MacRae (pronouns she/her), a biomedical sciences student and your current Students’ Association President. This year I have fought […]

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The Student meets Alfie Garland

This interview forms part of a series of interviews that The Student will conduct with presidential nominees in the run up to the Edinburgh University Students’ Association elections that will begin on Monday 8 March. Alfie Garland is currently an Archaeology Ambassador within the School of History, Classics and Ancient Civilisations. He is also a […]

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The University’s weather forecast

Is it better to have false hope or to not have hope at all? Is it better to indulge yourself in the emotion that empowers you or resign yourself to the statistical reality that grounds you? The recently announced decision to cancel graduation for the class of 2021 reveals the disposition of the university’s higher-ups […]

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XOXO Gossip Girl: back and more diverse than before

Spotted on the Steps of the Met: rumour has it Gossip Girl is making a comeback, and I for one am excited. The story of money, power, love, betrayal, secrets and deceit of the elite Upper East Siders was, and always will be, addictive. An avid fan of the completely binge-worthy show, it’s always to hand whenever […]

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Vampire Weekend delight fans with two new singles after six year break

Vampire Weekend have released new music and the world is at peace. After six years of silence, Vampire Weekend have finally dropped new music and it’s everything anyone could want. ‘Harmony Hall’ doesn’t have a revolutionary new sound, or even particularly original lyrics, but it’s a joyous and soulful reintroduction to a band important to […]

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Does the ‘City of Culture’ award really benefit its recipient?

In 2008, Liverpool was bestowed the title of European Capital of Culture, resulting in 9.7 million visitors to the city that year, an increase of 34 per cent from the year before. It has been estimated, based on a five-year research programme, that £753.8 million was generated as a direct consequence of the award. Having […]