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Review: Orphans

Orphans is poignant and provocative. This musical is about four siblings (Sheila, John, Thomas and Michael) who have just lost their mother. It is the night before the funeral, and they are saying goodbye to the body when they decide to go to the pub. At the pub, everything seems to disintegrate; a fight breaks […]

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Culture feature Film

New Cinema Opens at St. James Quarter

Several years ago, I was employed (as a counsellor, videographer, and shit-eater) at one of those overpriced children’s summer camps in the continental United States. On one of my few days off, I cycled along a motorway for a good two hours to come to what I assumed would be a typical suburban multiplex. On […]

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Culture Film TV

Two-Pound Tuesdays at the Edinburgh Filmhouse!

This article was originally submitted on the 5th April Calling all film fanatic students! Living in Edinburgh, a fantastic cultural centre, we have a great selection of cinemas to get our latest dose of Marvel, arthouse, foreign and many more. However, we do have budgets to live off and sometimes going to the cinema can […]

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Culture Film Reviews

Review: Paris, 13th District

This article was originally submitted on the 27th March During a single short scene of Paris, 13th District, Jacques Audiard’s extraordinary exploration of digital-age love and lust (not usually in that order), the colour palette changes from its usual monochrome to full-scale colour. The transition is shocking, and not simply because of the Wizard of […]

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News

Scottish Government to research impact of abortion clinic protests 

This article was originally submitted on the 14th March The Scottish Government will commission research on the impact of abortion clinic protests, focusing on  the frequency, scale and impact on patients.  This comes after the Government stated in November 2021 that they did not consider it appropriate to  introduce nationwide ‘buffer zone’ legislation, which would […]

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Features

An attack on social mobility: the English government’s plans to restrict access to student loans

The Department for Education (DfE) recently set out potential plans to restrict access to government student loans in England for students who lack English and Maths GCSEs, or two A-levels at grade E. These plans are part of a response to the Augar review of post-18 education; a landmark review conducted by finance expert Philip […]

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Culture Film News Reviews

Review: Happening

Glasgow Film Festival Exclusive Amid a recent slew of women-directed abortion dramas including the likes of Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Unpregnant, and Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Happening, Audrey Diwan’s Golden Lion-winner, which has just had its UK premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival, stands out as a uniquely scarring experience. Like those other […]

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Culture Film Reviews

Review: Billions

Highlighting grey areas in morality can be a struggle for a show – let alone doing it successfully. However, Showtime’s Billions joins the slew of its series that excel in this regard. Bobby Axelrod, played by Damien Lewis, runs the titan hedge fund ‘Axe Capital’ with the sole aim of pursuing the worst aspect of […]