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The Winter Blues

The crunch of chestnut brown leaves underfoot; a thick layer of fog blankets the Meadows; and the fourth floor of the library is still busy after 10pm. This can only mean one thing: winter is upon us. For many people, winter signifies the most magical time of the year. However, for a handful of us, the […]

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Lifestyle

Sunday Scaries and Reset

Sunday, known as the day of rest, can easily become a day of dread. I find that Sundays can go one of two ways; you are either horribly hungover, you don’t get out of bed until 2.00pm, realise all the work you didn’t do, and your hangxiety causes an existential crisis. You are left wondering […]

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Lifestyle

The French bureaucratic nightmare: Death By 1000 (Paper)cuts

About a month ago, I was lucky enough to escape drizzly England to the land of baguettes and croissants, otherwise known as France. For this year, I will be living in Paris as part of my year abroad, and my time so far has been just the dream you could expect from living in the […]

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News

VP Colm Harmon in conversation: next year on campus

As current students begin to return to campus and new first-year students move into halls of residence this week, The Student sat down with Professor Colm Harmon, Vice Principal Students at the University of Edinburgh, to find out what the student experience will look like this year.  Teaching  Whilst Professor Harmon is keen to emphasise […]

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Voices

When Coming to Edinburgh

Something to bear in mind when first arriving at Edinburgh: it is easy to feel small compared to the world around you. Despite coming from London originally (all I can do is apologise for that one!) and thus having an awareness of large cities and the hustle-bustle culture that comes with it, I still couldn’t […]

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Lifestyle Wellbeing

Toxic positivity: the way in which we give and get advice

The phrase ‘toxic positivity’ seems like an oxymoron – there’s no way that the attitude we all aspire to have can be poisonous… or can it? Toxic positivity refers to the belief that no matter how difficult the circumstances are, you should maintain a positive attitude. That’s not to say that trying to make the […]

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Lifestyle

Long-distance relationships: are they worth fighting for?

Lockdown has seen many couples thrown into an unfamiliar long-distance relationship situation that they probably weren’t expecting to ever have to deal with. Truthfully, months of facetime dates would take their toll on anyone: it’s hard to find new things to talk about when the highlight of your day was that brief government-approved walk. So, […]

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Editorial

A message from an editor in quarantine

Given that every editorial I’ve written thus far has been fired-up and direct, some might expect that my coronavirus editorial would be instructive or angry — something about how people should be taking this more seriously, how governments around the world are failing to respond adequately, or a bleak outlook on how life will never […]