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Music and the Cost of Living

Still recovering from the last two years of COVID, the live music industry is now facing another threat to its way of life—the cost of living crisis. Even though the pandemic is far from being through, many musicians and bands were looking forward to this year as a time where live music would make its […]

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I’m an MP… get me out of here!

This is not a drill! I repeat, this is not a drill! It’s official – Matt Hancock is on I’m a Celeb. I’m sure everyone was excited for the return of Ant & Dec and their regular on-screen shenanigans. We all certainly enjoyed the most recent series of I’m a Celeb and their regular digs […]

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Culture Film Reviews

Review: Remote

Remote directed by Mahyad Tousi and Mika Rottenberg is an unsettling depiction of the longing for human contact during quarantine. We follow several days of a woman depicted by Okwui Okpokwasili as she battles her way through boredom and desperation while stuck in her apartment.  It is a very visually pleasing and stimulating experience with […]

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Review: This England

This England, created by Michael Winterbottom, chronicles the mishandlings of the Covid pandemic by Boris Johnson’s Conservative Government. It concentrates heavily on the first lockdown, the failure to deliver adequate PPE and the disregard for care homes, culminating in the Dominic Cummings-Durham saga. The six-episode series is led by Kenneth Branagh, baring a questionable resemblance […]

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I have a new hero

Like many of my fellow stem students I spend little time in the main library on George Square. Though in my case it’s out of pure laziness rather than an increased proximity to King’s – though I do like their library more, a lack of ‘social scientists’ adds a certain air of legitimacy to the […]

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What do the latest coronavirus restrictions mean for students?

Coronavirus restrictions in Scotland began to ease on 17 January, as large outdoor events were permitted to resume. Mandatory face coverings remain in place on public transport and in public places in Scotland, although they are no longer required in England. From 24 January, restrictions on indoor events also changed to allow for nightclubs to […]

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First Semester in Review

As university life has returned to a semblance of normality following a period of sustained disruption and change, The Student has been speaking to undergraduates as they reflect on this semester. Uncertainty about a new mix of in-person and online teaching was commonplace among students at the start of the academic year. Timetabling decisions saw […]

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Edinburgh’s Christmas Market Returns

The popular Edinburgh Christmas Market is returning this year for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began.  As the second-largest Christmas event in the UK, it is sure to be a festive spectacle, with people travelling from around Scotland to visit.  Running between the 20th November – 4th January, attractions include Santa’s Grotto, an […]