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Sturgeon’s hotel lockdown is ultimately futile

As of the 15th of February, anyone entering Scotland (with the exception of those entering via the common travel area (CTA)) will be required to isolate in a hotel of the government’s choosing for 10 days at a personal cost of £1,750. This policy has been enacted in order to further stem the spread of […]

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Features

Level 3 restrictions put students’ Christmas plans at risk

Residents unable to go into each other’s homes, all hospitality venues shut by 6pm and alcohol only available from the supermarket – the harsh reality of Level 3 restrictions. This is not the student life many had hoped for, yet students have been discouraged from returning home amidst fears that they may carry the virus […]

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TV

What to watch if you are missing university

At this point in the summer, we’re all filled with nostalgia for mouse-infested flats and naps in lectures, and everyone’s worrying university won’t be the same next year (No freshers week? No nightclubs?). But luckily, we can live vicariously through TV and film until we get back to normal.   Dear White People (2017-20) This […]

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What to Watch in Lockdown. Week 3: Mr. Mercedes

I’ll be the first to admit that this week of lockdown has not been a good week. I don’t know if it’s because the reality has set in and the novelty has worn off, if I’m just getting lonely, or if I miss the vitamin D, but I haven’t really had much energy this week […]

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Lockdown travel puts pressure on the Highlands

Earlier this week, Nicola Sturgeon released a statement warning people to stay away from the Highlands amidst the Scottish coronavirus outbreak. In response to an influx of people moving to the Scottish Highlands to escape the virus, the First Minister of Scotland told accommodation providers and ferries to refuse “non-essential” visitors. According to Sturgeon, mass […]

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Film

The Platform

If you’re looking for some escapism to forget about the fact that you’re stuck in a confined space for months on end (maybe even having to potentially ration your food) The Platform might not be on your watchlist at the moment. In any other circumstances however, The Platform offers an intense, claustrophobic experience with a healthy dose […]

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Editorial

A message from an editor in quarantine

Given that every editorial I’ve written thus far has been fired-up and direct, some might expect that my coronavirus editorial would be instructive or angry — something about how people should be taking this more seriously, how governments around the world are failing to respond adequately, or a bleak outlook on how life will never […]