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International Women’s Day: To Celebrate in Protest

This article was originally submitted on the 3rd April It began with a 4:30am start and a cold bus ride to the beach. I remember telling people about this, to which I received many comments involving the word ‘crazy’, but that’s why I did it. On International Women’s Day 2022, I ran into the ocean […]

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Leaving lockdown at your own pace

As the anniversary of when we first entered lockdown approaches, now more than ever, we’re all probably feeling ready to escape the perimeters of our confinement. Luckily, the roadmap to normality has been announced, and the 21st of June is pencilled into everybody’s diaries (or should I say firmly outlined with a permanent marker?). And […]

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Unusual celebrations in an unusual year

The year 2020 was hard for a variety of reasons and for many students, it did not end on a particularly optimistic note. As more lockdown restrictions were placed due to a new and easily spread variant of the virus, the majority of people were forced to change their plans for the holiday period. Consequently, […]

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The far-reaching impact of fireworks displays

This year’s Edinburgh Bonfire Night will be well remembered due to the fire on Arthur’s Seat, lasting well over one hour. This incident is not unique; data from Manchester shows that the 5th of November registers five times more firefighter interventions than an average night, while 2000 fire accidents were attended in London last year. […]

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What is Hogmanay, and how can it be celebrated?

With the Christmas holidays looming, there is a palpable desire among students for their post-exam freedom. Yet though many return home, this free time is a great opportunity for the many students coming from the rest of Britain, Europe and further afield to participate in Scottish culture. Nowhere is this more observable than in the […]