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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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Art Culture

The Artist: A New Age

Marina Rabin explores how the role of the artist has differed in the twenty-first century. “I have made sure, after my death, I will not become a nail file, or a keyring,” Tracey Emin told the Talk Art podcast in 2020. She was bewailing the perils of commodifying art, referencing the reduction of the psychological […]

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A love offering from my heart to humanity: ‘Gifting Art Space’ a colourful community haven on Middle Meadow Walk.

A colourful community haven on Middle Meadow Walk Those of you who have walked across middle meadow walk on a Sunday last semester may have noticed a colourful addition, with everything from art projects to delicious free food to jam sessions. The Student spoke to the organiser of this ‘Gifting Art Space’, Bernadette. Bernadette has […]

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Islamophobia Awareness Month 2021

November was the month chosen to mark Islamophobia Awareness Month (IAM) back in 2012 by MEND (Muslim Engagement and Development) and several other organisations. Since then, it has grown and is recognised throughout the UK, and now finally by EUSA too, the first students’ association in the UK to do so. I was elected President […]

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Covid Limbo: Are we all in it together?

I’d like to start by saying that I understand the frustration felt by students world-over. Time and time again we are to blame for whatever social crisis is at play and COVID is no different. Whenever I scrolled through my twitter feed earlier this year I’d find some middle-aged person complaining that young people, students […]

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India Gasps For Air. All I Can Do Is Watch.

I woke up last Thursday morning, and instead of the motivational quotes I usually stumble across on my Instagram stories, I saw black screens that read out “URGENT!” in bold red letters. Two of them were from my kindergarten friends. They were both asking for plasma donations for their family members. My heart dropped. “Is […]

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Five lockdown charity shop alternatives

Lockdown(s) have triggered us all to take conscious steps towards improving our lives. For many, this has taken the form of clutter clear outs and closet purges, making way for a minimalist ‘new you’. Now that the sunny weather is finally making an appearance in Edinburgh, your spring clean senses might be tingling even more. […]

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I Am the Child of an Immigrant

CW: Xenophobia, racism I am the child of an immigrant, a first-generation American, in a family that dates back to three continents. A 9/11 baby, I grew up in an America much like the one today. A society fuelled by racism and xenophobia, intolerant to anyone who looks different, acts different or believes in other […]