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Come Dine with Us – thoughts on a student experiment

Many months ago, amidst the stream of dull days where we pretended to watch pre-recorded lectures, a lightbulb graced the mind of my pseudonymous flatmate – to host a ‘Come Dine with Me’ extravaganza within the flat. Across five consecutive nights, each of us would culinarily compete for bragging rights and a free dinner out. […]

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Newsflash: University isn’t fun for everyone

University. One of those words that brings up a plethora of stereotypical images. We all have an idea of what our university experience should look like – coffee dates with friends, studying in the library, heading out for a drink at a bar and clubbing into the early hours. But does every student’s life really […]

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Christmas Is (Already) In the Air?

My flatmates already hate me for this, but for me, Christmas begins in September. You heard that right. If you ever visit my humble abode, you will faintly be able to hear Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé’s chocolatey voice and iconic Christmas tunes from my incredibly thin bedroom walls, intermingling with the smell of even […]

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‘Off Menu’: Winter Edition

Inspired by the popular podcast Off Menu hosted by Ed Gamble and James Acaster, I’ve chosen some dishes from restaurants all over Scotland to warm your bellies for the wintertime. As a big wine fan, I’ve also paired everything with drinks that I think would go well with the dishes. Bon appétit x  Starter: Roasted […]

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Five Ways OCD Affects Me

I was inspired to write about some of my experiences with OCD for the first time in the hope that my account can offer some solace to others who experience OCD and provide an insight into the experience to those who do not. Five ways that OCD has affected me: 1. Stressful checking compulsions:  When […]

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“Treat yourself!”…with kindness: Our capitalist conception of self-care

In an ideal world, to practise self-care, I would swaddle myself in a luxurious Egyptian cotton towel, smother myself with a face mark that’s so expensive it could be liquid gold (although, I’m not sure that would work wonders for my pores), and dunk myself into velvety, bubbly waters. Like most struggling students, however, this […]

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A Lifestyle Editor’s Winter Favourites

As the sun begins to set earlier and the freezing temperature makes us want to head straight for hibernation rather than our tutorials, here is a list of a few crucial skincare items, food recipes, and just other useful stuff from one of our lifestyle editors:  Maya Sargent! As a fourth year, she imparts her […]

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So, I’m supposed to study at university? Where’s the fun in that!

I am not going to lie, I am writing this on a Thursday evening, hours before the deadline hand-in for this article. Purely because I have been swamped with the stress and expectations of mid-terms. All I know is that one moment I was running around cowgate searching for a kebab after a night out […]