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Controversial motion sparks debate at Student Council meeting

Elected representatives and members of the student body debated three motions last week at a contentious Student Council meeting. The meeting, held at Pleasance Theatre, addressed motions to make elected officials’ voting records available to students, reduce single use plastic in Edinburgh University Students’ Association venues, and support an open letter criticising Universal Credit. The […]

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Interview with LGBT+ Officer, Rosie Taylor

How has your role been so far? Over summer, it was mainly about getting together all the different strands and learning more contextually about what’s going on within the university and the city.  The biggest part of the role to get used to for me, is how publically visible you are. I often get personal […]

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Sport

Lampard’s liberation of Chelsea FC is a breath of fresh air

Thursday 4th July 2019: Chelsea Football Club’s very own Independence Day. Shackled by a transfer ban and burdened by a disgruntled fan base out of love with Sarri-ball, the powers on the Fulham Road turned to record goal-scorer Frank Lampard, or ‘Super Frankie Lampard’, to give him his full title. There were whispers that this […]

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Lifestyle

Small Town Syndrome: Finding Liberation in the City

If you were to type ‘small-town syndrome’ into your search bar you’d be likely to come across one of two rather opposing definitions. The first: an inflated sense of self stemming from growing up and having a large reputation in a small town. Or the second: a feeling of restlessness to escape the confines of […]

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Features

The September Issue 2019: Not a Force For Change

Every September, fashion is heralded by the inaugural issue of September Vogue, the crown jewel in the publication’s collection. This year, The Duchess of Sussex guest-edited the iconic issue, which revolved around ‘Forces for change’, a parallel theme to our own September issue. Needless to say, the backlash was uniformly vitriolic from certain facets of […]

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Editorial

Liberation movements: Impressions of Identity and technological echo-chambers

Growing up in twenty-first India, a nation nursing the wounds of its harrowed colonial past, provides an insightful overview into how the wheels of liberation movements are carried across intergenerational timelines. Seventy-two years since India disentangled herself from her colonial clutches and emerged independent, everyday stories of everyday people standing resolute, injected with valour, having […]

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Why is class absent from The Student’s list of liberation groups?

Editors note: The views expressed in this opinion piece are of the writer’s only. We kindly ask readers to turn to check out plenty of content in our Voices, Features as well as our Comment Section relating to this supposedly neglected issue.  As we enter into the jaw-dropping finale of the three-year-long Brexit process that […]

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Brexit will liberate the wrong people, and the wrong ideas

Brexit is often characterised as a glorious liberation from an oppressive EU which stifles the UK’s potential.  However, we can expect Brexit’s liberatory potential to disproportionately benefit the forces of ignorance and privilege, while eroding living standards and harming the underrepresented. Brexit has already encouraged the liberation of willful ignorance.  When Doctor David Nicholl called […]