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Student Arts Societies Must Collaborate Against Exclusivity

Jelena Sofronijevic (Head of Arts at FreshAir.org.uk, Edinburgh’s student radio station) and Maisy Hallam (former Literature Editor at The Student) discuss their experiences of exclusivity and intersociety competition in the arts. Jelena describes her project to break down barriers in Edinburgh’s student arts scene, and the challenges she has faced along the way. I am […]

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Culture Literature

Drinking in narratives of female obsession: Yukio Mishima’s Thirst For Love

‘Nobody has the right to cause me pain. Nobody can get away with that.’ ‘Kawaki’ literally translates as thirst; the word evokes a parched, almost drought-like, state of being. In Yukio Mishima’s Thirst for Love (Ai no Kawaki) (1950), the term refers to protagonist Etsuko’s complex relationship with love and pain, underscoring her obsession with […]

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Culture Theatre

‘Ethereal’: LeithLate19 Moon Party review

MAISY, ON THE VENUE Walking into LeithLate’s Moon Party, we were met with free UV paint, adhesive diamantés, and temporary tattoos. Of course, we’d come ready prepared with glitter under our eyes, but that didn’t stop us heading straight for the decoration station. Within moments, we and all the other guests were transformed, ethereal creatures […]