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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 Theatre

“Not a dry eye in the house”: Home is not the Place review

Home is not the Place tells a tale of two lifetimes, but one bloodline. In her one-woman show, Annie George intertwines the story of her life with her grandfather’s, deftly shifting through accents and gestures as she brings each of her family members to life before our eyes. Her memories of her family in Kerala […]

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Culture Literature

Poem of the Week: Mad Girl’s Love Song

Mad Girl’s Love Song’ is the poem that finally convinced me poetry wasn’t some elite art form whose deepest values would forever evade me. It’s one of those poems that I wish I’d written myself. A foray into my own soul, these six stanzas rang true to me at first sight, exposing thoughts and feelings […]

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Culture Literature

Chilly nights and flights of fancy: The Student recommends romance novels for cuffing season

Amid the cold, dark mists of an Edinburgh winter filled with the gloomy prospects of a hatred-fuelled General Election and the ever-dreaded exams, students would be forgiven for failing to see light among the grey monotony of these pre-Christmas weeks. Yet, away from the Brexit-obsessed politicians who clog up your television screen, the endless past […]

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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 […]

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Culture Literature

Book Club Society discusses The Vegetarian by Han Kang

A new society at the university, Book Club Soc had their first meeting on 30 September. The meeting was an unexpectedly riotous success, seeing more than 40 people show up to discuss the book of the month, Man Booker Prize winner Han Kang’s The Vegetarian. A haunting tale of obsession, sexuality, and mental illness, the novel follows […]

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Fringe Music

‘AstRONomical experience’: SymphRONica review

A showcase of ‘jazz for the playlist era’, SymphRONica aims to change preconceptions about jazz and bring it up to standard for modern ears. Made up of the classical pianist, electric guitarist and drummer, but also a string quartet and double bassist, this eight-piece band certainly does succeed in subverting the layman’s expectations of a […]

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Fringe Interview

Panel Discussion: Sustainability and the Fringe

The Student‘s editor-in-chief Maisy Hallam sat down with Kerry Cheek from the Edinburgh University Social Responsibility and Sustainability department, and Grace Thorner and Oli Savage from BoxedIn Theatre’s zero-waste venue The Greenhouse to chat about sustainability at the Fringe. Environmental awareness has become a hot topic during Edinburgh’s festival season, with considerations like the Fringe’s […]