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How To: Do the Christmas Season in Edinburgh

From the more traditional Christmas markets to a BYOB-fuelled Christmas curry, December in Edinburgh means the festivities are well underway.  The beloved Christmas market is an annual occasion in any Edinburgh resident’s diary. Many gather from far and wide under the picturesque castle, conveniently distracting you from the fact that, despite only just stepping inside […]

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Before The Year Ends

There’s something comforting about traditions. The notion that they may arrive year after year contains a feeling of safety and belonging. And it is, perhaps, exactly their scarce frequency that makes them extra special and meaningful. The end of a year and the beginning of a new one is not only a time for reflection […]

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A Guide to A Christmas Night In

With Christmas coming, the expectation that every night should be spent glammed up, head to toe in sequins, hitting the town with friends, can be somewhat overwhelming. But for some of us, going home means leaving most of your university friends and going back to that quiet village in the middle of nowhere. As a […]

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A Not So Silent Night: A Definitive Ranking of the Songs on Your Christmas Playlist

It certainly is the most wonderful time of the year – we’re reaching the end of the semester, the Edinburgh Christmas Markets are fully in swing, and Christmas music has started to make its way back onto the radios. But with so many songs about the festive season, which ones make the nice list? In […]

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The Student goes to Roxy Lanes

The Student was delighted to receive a press pass to the opening of Roxy Lanes Rose Street, a brand new arcade bar right in the heart of the city. November 17 was one of the wettest evenings of the year so far, so what better way to spend it than inside Edinburgh’s latest bar and entertainment […]

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The Final Stretch

We did it! Eleven weeks of lectures, tutorials, socializing, working, staying warm – it’s finally the end of semester one. Well, almost. For most people, we are now in ‘the final stretch’. You know this time of year. Those last couple of weeks before the holidays, when the joy and relaxation of the winter break […]

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Social Media and Mental Health

When you hear the words social media and mental health, it’s not two things that usually go hand in hand. With the age of TikTok, it makes it so easy to access such a vast range of content at our fingertips. Getting sucked into those dark corners of the internet during a 3am doom-scrolling session […]

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I Don’t Need A Hero

We have all experienced it. Waking up suddenly to the sound of your alarm, your head is pounding, and your throat feels like sandpaper. Nevertheless, you force yourself out of bed, and head to work, pockets stuffed with tissues and eyes squinting because the light is making your headache worse. We know that a day […]