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The energy crisis fueling the wealth divide

Lots of people have thoughts on what makes the world go round. Some say love, some say money. I say coffee. But our dependence on oil and gas to keep our lives running smoothly has recently become more apparent. Fuel quite literally keeps the cogs turning. So when shortages hit, they hit big time: from […]

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Why is class absent from The Student’s list of liberation groups?

Editors note: The views expressed in this opinion piece are of the writer’s only. We kindly ask readers to turn to check out plenty of content in our Voices, Features as well as our Comment Section relating to this supposedly neglected issue.  As we enter into the jaw-dropping finale of the three-year-long Brexit process that […]

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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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One in five Edinburgh children in poverty

More than one in five children in Edinburgh lives in poverty, according to a new report by the Education, Children and Families Committee of the City of Edinburgh Council, with the number expected to rise “significantly” by 2020. The report also observes a dramatic increase in reliance on food banks by Edinburgh’s families. The news […]

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Satire, Pleasance Courtyard, Venue 33, 18:30 until the 31st August.  Down and Out in Paris and London brings George Orwell’s seminal novel up to date while retaining half of his original story. The play follows the novel’s Parisian plot, but for the London leg of the book the play follows a Guardian journalist and her modern […]

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Universities urged to eliminate zero-hours contracts

Pressure is growing for Scottish universities to scrap zero hours contracts completely. Recent research saw 79 per cent of Scottish university staff were on these contracts, compared with an average of 53 per cent in the UK. A spokesperson for The University of Edinburgh told The Student that they “stopped using ‘hours to be notified’ […]