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New web show MBA arrives with a bang. The Student investigates

In early April, an official teaser trailer graced our Facebook timelines and, in bold capitalisation against a stark orange backdrop, stated unapologetically that MBA was ‘f***ing coming’. That it did, with the web show’s first episode airing on 14 April, introducing viewers to the fictitious aspiring documentary director (Max Prentis) and show’s protagonist, MBA student […]

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Fight for the Night march: students share their experiences

Content warning: explicit descriptions of sexual harassment and assault Ask any girl group if they’ve experienced sexual harassment and you’ll be bombarded by a plethora of stories, ranging from anecdotes of catcalling to Trump-style ‘pussy-grabbing.’ I duly posed this question to my group and the result was as predicted. The first story detailed my friend’s […]

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Play about autism misses the mark

All in a Row, an Alex Oates production now showing at Southwark Playhouse, has come under fire for casting a puppet as one of its lead roles, an autistic eleven-year-old boy named Laurence. The catch? The remainder of the cast is comprised exclusively of humans.  The play follows protagonists Tam and Martin in their struggle […]

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Decisive action needed from the university on antisemitism

Content Warning: antisemitism Edinburgh University is the latest to be afflicted by the rising tide of antisemitism plaguing campuses across Britain. Student Christopher Marland recently stumbled upon the unsettling remark, “the Jews control us,” scribbled in stark black onto the men’s lavatory wall in the Chrystal Macmillan building. The slander’s anonymity inhibits direct retribution befalling […]

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Brexit Predictions: deal or no deal, what’s going to happen?

Brexit is a “terrifying game of chicken” as the deadline nears By Harry Caine At the time of writing, the country is weeks away from leaving the European Union without a deal. The pressure is on to resolve this self-inflicted problem in the least damaging way possible. It is well and truly the beginning of […]

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Students must act if we wish to irradicate homelessness

Every 18 minutes, a household is made homeless in Scotland. With more people sleeping on Edinburgh’s streets than anywhere else in the country, we must, as students of Edinburgh, crusade against homelessness and endeavour to ameliorate living conditions for our society’s most vulnerable. The university now provides a course designed specifically to tackle the problem […]

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League tables are inappropriate for the complexity of choosing a university

Each year millions of university hopefuls are plagued with the same question: which university will be the best fit for their character, calibre, and aspirations? The majority will scour the web for those all-important, omniscient university league tables, yet this chosen medium of adjudication is both problematic and reductive on a number of levels, leading […]