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Volodymyr Zelenskyy: from comedian to war-time leader

In recent days, the world has been in awe of Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The Ukrainian president has risen among the rubble of his invaded country – which he refuses to flee – to unite his nation and with it, and perhaps, a larger part of the world. Press, politicians, and everyday people are praising him as […]

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An interview with the president of ArtSoc

Julia Evans is sitting on a flower-adorned, weathered second hand sofa, surrounded by maps and her own life drawings. “I got this old lady sofa in Bonnington… it was calling my name!” She tells me about vegetarian flat dinners, her plant babies and reading Anna Karenina. “It’s incredible, he’s [Leo Tolstoy] a wizard. Like real […]

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Soc in the spotlight: Contemporary Arts Society

The Contemporary Arts Society is a brand new addition to the broad spectrum of creativity-embracing organisations in Edinburgh. The society’s President, Holly, and Vice-President, Frankie spoke with The Student, giving insight into their unique ideas and how they encourage people to join them in creating lasting societal change through art. The society occupies a niche […]

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The Student meets Rakshit Dalal

This interview forms part of a series of interviews that The Student will conduct with presidential nominees in the run up to the Edinburgh University Students’ Association elections that will begin on Monday 8 March. Rakshit Dalal is currently a postgraduate student at the University of Edinburgh studying for an MSC in International Relations. He […]

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The Student meets Alfie Garland

This interview forms part of a series of interviews that The Student will conduct with presidential nominees in the run up to the Edinburgh University Students’ Association elections that will begin on Monday 8 March. Alfie Garland is currently an Archaeology Ambassador within the School of History, Classics and Ancient Civilisations. He is also a […]

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Biden’s Inauguration: the making and breaking of tradition

Inauguration Day is as historically rooted as it is dynamic, ever reflective of the society each incoming leader exists in. As Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take their oaths, the backdrop is unlike any before- one of face masks and distance, of heightened security and a loud absence of both the usual crowds and the […]

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Andrew Wilson on progress so far as President

Progress is being made in introducing drug testing kits and combatting the rising cost of living, according to recently elected President of Edinburgh University Students’ Association Andrew Wilson. Speaking in an exclusive interview with The Student, Andrew discussed what he has already achieved in office as well as his plans for the remainder of his […]

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Interview: Students’ Association presidential candidate Tom Greenstein

Presidential candidate Tom Greenstein on lowering prices in Teviot by 20 per cent, his time as a student activist, and his plans for a Students’ Association Date Night. Of your manifesto points, which is the most important to you? I think the most important to me is probably creating a Renters’ Union for students. At […]