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Comedy Fringe

Fringe 2022: Happy Birthday, Mr President! Review

Undeniably nerdy, this cabaret-cum-history lesson is an energetic and highly entertaining look into the human side of these proclaimed “great men” of history.

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Features

A’niah Soanes’ Book club

Last week, I heard an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live about A’niah Soanes, a nine year old girl who has set up her own book club that aims to teach students about Black history, as well as providing pupils with the opportunity to read fiction books about Black characters. A’niah felt inspired to do […]

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Ida B. Wells: Journalist, Activist, Inspiration

The month of October is Black History Month. All month, The Student will be releasing articles about the black icons that inspire our students. If you have someone you want to write about, contact us at features.thestudentnewspaper@gmail.com. TW: Race-based violence When I think about my future as a journalist, I often think of the greats […]

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Voices

What Feminism means to Me

Feminism has been around for millenia. From women in Ancient Rome to people today, principles of feminism have been in circulation within societies across the globe for a very long time. However, it has changed and evolved a lot over the years.The most significant gains this movement achieved, arguably, happened in the last century. Women […]

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Podcast TV

Film and TV meet Eff the Tudors

We spoke to Jenny and Ben, recent graduates who wondered ‘what about all the women, BAME, and LGBTQ+ people?’ that they never heard about in history class. They decided to create a podcast to highlight these important stories. Alexa: Your podcast is called Fuck the Tudors – Why do you hate the Tudors? Jenny: I […]

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Culture Theatre

The Journey of Opera

Keisha Frimpong on opera from the 16th century to the 21st. From Handel’s Giulio Cesar to Saint-Saëns and Lemaire’s Samson and Delilah, opera has engaged audiences of all ages for many centuries. This harmonic relationship between music and theatre has evolved over time to keep its contemporary audience entertained. I was first enraptured by the […]

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Features This Week in History

Biden’s Inauguration: the making and breaking of tradition

Inauguration Day is as historically rooted as it is dynamic, ever reflective of the society each incoming leader exists in. As Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take their oaths, the backdrop is unlike any before- one of face masks and distance, of heightened security and a loud absence of both the usual crowds and the […]

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Interview with the Governor of Edinburgh Castle

There is a lot of talk right now about what it means to be Scottish in the 21st Century, as the independence debate grinds on. One man, the Queen’s man in Edinburgh Castle, embraces a version of it which he says is embedded in the rocks and stones of that castle; in his name and […]