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Canadian International student barred from placement due to political conflict

A Canadian social work student at the University of Edinburgh has been barred from their program’s work placement in India due to ongoing political tension between Canada and India. India…

Fringe 2023: A Tinderella Story: Swipe, Wince, Repeat

Free comedy can either deliver newly discovered gems who have been masquerading as class clowns for too long, or self-believing class clowns who, in reality, relate to a head teacher…

What’s Victor up to? An interview with the Canadian Street Artist

Victor, Fife-based Canadian street artist, and I meet on Zoom on a rainy Thursday afternoon. While I have stuffed animals in my backdrop, he is in a room of mirrors,…

Ice hockey: a warrior’s sport

It is not uncommon, as an American living in Edinburgh, to have people continuously shitting on American football in front of me. And to be fairly honest, when I saw…

Anne With an E

Anne with an E might not be an obvious choice for a Netflix night in. You may expect a period drama, based on a classic children’s book Anne of Green…

Emily Ferrier: A Broad Abroad

“This is gonna feel a lot like a one-night stand,” begins Emily Ferrier, a perfect phrase to encapsulate Ferrier’s affectionate, yet no-holds-barred perspective on the world. Her Edinburgh Fringe debut,…

Canadian caterwauler fined for ‘screaming’ 90s club classic, doesn’t understand why

For the average risk-averse citizen, avoiding trouble should be an easy enough task. Stay in school, don’t do drugs, eat your vegetables. Never let an argument escalate to the point…

Banning yoga raises difficult questions of cultural appropriation

Cultural appropriation is a relatively recently spotlighted social issue that has been subject to much debate, but no firm conclusions seem to have been reached as to how to distinguish…