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Something to take the edge off: party drugs in Edinburgh 

The Student conducted a survey about the student experience of the party culture in Edinburgh. The Student found that 52 per cent of the student respondents had personal experience with…

Alcohol should not be the main event of Freshers’ Week

Freshers’ week 2023 has come and gone, and with it the many events hosted by societies. Now, as I sit in my classes this week I am reminded of one…

What does drug culture look like at the University of Edinburgh?

CW: Drug use If you are not doing drugs at uni, your flatmate probably is. There is an assumption that if you’re willing to do drugs, university is surely the…

The Japanese Plan to Get Young People to Drink More – Sake Viva!

As unlikely as it sounds to a university student in Scotland, where young people seem to drink beer as much as they do water, the government of Japan wants young…

Another weekend of “complete chaos” in the Meadows

Temperatures in Edinburgh reached 16 degrees on Saturday, with Scotland’s ‘stay at home’ order lifted on Friday, meaning residents were free to go out without having a specific reason to…

Sober halls are not the answer to combat unhealthy drinking habits

A study by UCL has found that more than one in five of students are teetotal. The NUS has suggested that increasing student debt, alongside the high cost of drinking…

A breakdown of some affordable wines to enjoy on your romantic date night

At times it can be difficult to select a good yet affordable wine for a romantic date. If you’re in the mood for white wine, try Mas Buscados’ Macabeo sobre…

Our resident wine expert reviews an affordable Tesco red wine

Despite the hype behind dry January, I have started 2019 with the intention of reviewing wines that don’t surpass the student budget. Often as a student, it is hard to…