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How much more of me is there to boost?

Hearing Novak Djokovic’s troubles on entering Australia, I was jumping for joy. He’d always come across as selfish and entitled on tour, and to see this finally catch up with him felt nothing short of justice. However, as time went on, and the world began to turn on arguably the greatest tennis player of all […]

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Controversial Scandi-Bar had £400,000 price tag

The University of Edinburgh’s Scandi-bar, designed to provide students with additional hospitality space during the pandemic, was recently revealed to have cost £416,361.60 to build despite being open for only 61 days.  The project’s price tag has been at the centre of a dispute between the university, its students, and local businesses, who have condemned […]

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Rediscovering gems: the timeless charm of Sade

 During the past few months, I, like many, have been in search of musical solace: enter Sade. The captivating Nigerian-born British singer and her eponymous band have provided many moments of peace, quiet and clarity during the uncertainty and turbulence of a third lockdown. Combining soul, smooth jazz and sophisti-pop, Sade provide aurally exquisite sounds […]

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England’s lockdown to be eased on 12 April as planned

The Prime Minister has tonight set out the government’s latest Covid-19 update.  Despite announcing that lockdown restrictions in England are to ease further from the 12 April, the Prime Minister cautioned the UK population not to “be complacent” – a message that remains at the heart of the government briefings.  England will be entering step […]

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Five lockdown charity shop alternatives

Lockdown(s) have triggered us all to take conscious steps towards improving our lives. For many, this has taken the form of clutter clear outs and closet purges, making way for a minimalist ‘new you’. Now that the sunny weather is finally making an appearance in Edinburgh, your spring clean senses might be tingling even more. […]

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A love letter to bookshops

With the loosening of lockdown restrictions allowing all shops, stores, and close contact services to reopen from the 26th of April, it will be hard to not be overwhelmed by the amount of retail therapy that will soon be available. Above all, I am most looking forward to getting inside a bookshop again.  Online shopping […]

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Crocs are making a comeback

Yes, you did read the title of this article correctly. You might think I’m going mad…surely the rubber monstrosity of a shoe isn’t emerging from the depths of the 2000s where jeans were so low-waisted that you could see pubes? But hear me out here…Crocs are cool, and they will be the shoe of Summer […]

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Significant rise in Covid-19 cases at Scottish universities

A rise in Covid-19 cases amongst the student population in Scotland has led to concerns regarding the forthcoming Easter break, although it is not predicted that this rise in cases will have an impact on the upcoming easing of lockdown measures.   Significant outbreaks of the virus at the University of Dundee and the University of […]