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The Short Rant: Cheap Pints Now!

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March Teviot. We’re all bitterly familiar with the gothic frame that plays host to our student union. But I’m certainly not alone in saying it’s never been my first choice for a drink. Edinburgh is hardly renowned for cheap pints but Teviot is taking the […]

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Another Round

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 5 stars Another Round is a Danish award-winning film released in 2020 about drinking, middle age, and confronting your flaws. Four teachers, disenchanted with their professional and personal lives, embark on an experiment to test the theory that humans are born with a blood alcohol content that is 0.05% too […]

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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 know what a wine is going to taste like from just looking at the label. It would be great to encourage more students to appreciate […]

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Dry January is conducive for leading a healthier lifestyle

Millions of people ring in the New Year in with a glass of prosecco in hand. Many of those will wake up the following morning with just a dull ache where the memories of the night before should have been, the first words on their lips: “I’m never drinking again.” This rough start to the […]

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Is social smoking causing more damage to us than we think?

Does smoking a limited amount really avoid the serious ill effects of smoking cigarettes? Research presented in the Journal of American College Health reports that university students at least think it does. But in reality, not a lot of conclusions have been reached. Here’s the relevant information: The amount of tobacco consumed and the rate […]

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Alcohol-free student halls: do they provide safety or seclusion?

Are you going out tonight? A question which echoes around university campuses every evening as students conclude the academic side of their lives for the day and begin to consider another equally important aspect: their social lives. There’s no doubt that going out and drinking is a custom deeply embedded in university culture – in […]

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Becoming one with Hive: an international student’s experience

Student bars all over the world have the same, distinctive smell. It’s a delicately concocted, potent mixture of spilled Magners, sweat, Jägerbombs, liberally applied cologne, old vomit and disappointment. Hive, the infamous Edinburgh haunt of students and adults who should know better, is no different.   It was Tolstoy who first said all good clubs are alike, but that each bad club is […]

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Pressure on the fresher: Students criticise Freshers’ Week

Let’s set the scene: Freshers’ Week 2014, Teviot Loft Bar, a pub quiz organised by the Philosophy Society. Amidst a rabble of eager students figuring out how to spell Kierkegaard, one fresher takes a selfie with the peer sharing her armchair. “I need to send my mum a picture of us to show her I’ve […]