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Covid Limbo: Are we all in it together?

I’d like to start by saying that I understand the frustration felt by students world-over. Time and time again we are to blame for whatever social crisis is at play and COVID is no different. Whenever I scrolled through my twitter feed earlier this year I’d find some middle-aged person complaining that young people, students […]

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Freshers’ flu back with a vengeance

Many students returning to the University of Edinburgh over the last few weeks have been reporting flu-like symptoms such as coughs, colds and fatigue. Although there have been 46 covid-19 cases reported amongst staff and students at the university since the start of the semester, many other students have tested negative for the virus, suggesting […]

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International students now facing holiday uncertainty: university tests ‘not fit to fly’

The University of Edinburgh have confirmed further details of plans to test students for Covid-19 before they return home for the winter break. Students will be offered two ‘lateral flow’ tests to be taken between three and five days apart, which will be available starting 30th November. The tests will only be available until 9th […]

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Coronavirus: Beyond the Fresher’s experience

The day begins at 8am. There is the daily routine: eat breakfast, brush teeth, get dressed. You find yourself in a rhythm of semi-normality before sitting at your desk for the rest of the day. Back pain ensues, even though you’re only twenty, and there is nowhere else to go outside the four walls of […]

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With love from lockdown: how letter writing is this year’s wellness trend

With the silky finish of ink and speckled flecks of gold, the art of letter writing has made a comeback in a big way. Over the past few months reunions have been delayed, and friendships remain far away for many. But as the world becomes accustomed to a new “normal”, maintaining meaningful relationships has been […]

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Blue zoning: how can you adapt?

It can be difficult to feel healthy in our bodies and minds during lockdown and its aftermath. Although we can be outside for an unlimited amount of time, we might not feel motivated to do an intense workout. Equally, we might feel more tempted by takeaways and junk food. With the recent announcements from the […]

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The Isolation Series: six ways to make the most of slowing down

Changing the life pattern we’re used to might be hard, but staying home could bring its own hidden gems. I have always been a person who could not get how it’s possible to be bored at home: there are so many things you can do! So here are my top favorite home activities I have […]

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The Isolation Series: puppy love in a tumultuous time

A few years ago, my family’s beloved dog passed away at the old age of 14, and my parents swore they wouldn’t get another dog for years. Fast forward to COVID-19 and the prospect of spending the next six months at home with absolutely nothing to do meant that my sister and I were on […]