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A freshers’ take on strikes

If I had told 17 year old me that pretty soon I would be living far away from any parent, in a building full of young adults, who found that…

Are young people craving genuine community?

In this era of social media, we’ve all become adept at online interaction. Our grandparentsmarvel at our ability to juggle multiple conversations and connect with friends worldwide.But let’s face it…

Conversations with flatmates: personal finance

For a generation that’s remarkably good at breaking many social stigmas, we seem to have failed atbreaking the taboo over personal finances. Even among my flatmates, who I share rent…

An Edinburgh girl’s guide to dressing for the changing seasons

After consecutive days of rainy weather, it’s safe to say that the seasons have turned, and it’s officially autumn in Edinburgh. A city that somehow comes alive in the bleak…

The Fatal Freshers Five

We have all heard what a fresher must have and do; vitamin C for freshers flu, be registered with a GP and sign up for Societies. It’s the same stuff…

Our haunted city: a guide for the superstitious student

When studying at a University as old as our beloved Edinburgh, you are bound to run into superstitions. I have always considered myself a somewhat superstitious person (I avoid cracks…

What do Prince Harry and Freshers have in common? Oversharing

I’m sure by now you are all familiar with the term ‘frostbitten todger’, due to the inescapable literary work of our very own Duke of Sussex. Harry has been perpetually…

How To Survive Fresher’s Flu Season

Lectures interrupted by a continuous string of raspy coughs; Sainsbury’s shelves decimated of Lem-Sip. That slight sniffle, and tickle in the back of your throat; the dreaded “Fresher’s Flu” season…