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Vaccine Passports; are they a logistical nightmare?

Despite England rejecting the idea, from the 18th of October, nightclubs in Scotland have required proof of vaccination, or a ‘vaccine passport’, for entry. This has presented many benefits for students, making sure we all feel safer on nights out. As freshers flu has made its way across the student body, it is a relief […]

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Sexual Assault on Campus: an interview with Lesley Johnston

cw: Sexual Assault The last few months have been ones of caution for women across the country. Following the emergence of the spiking epidemic and cases of sexual assault within the police force, sexual violence against women has once more been thrown into the public sphere. Having been met with voracious protest, people are now […]

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Edinburgh to get miles of new bike lanes

52 miles of new bike lanes are due to be added to Edinburgh over the next five years, adding to the already existing 131 miles of paths and 22 miles of Travelling Safely routes that cover the city.  Among the new routes, Meadows to George Street is planned to go from Teviot Place to George […]

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This week in public… my friend was clapped at

We all know the part of the movie where the protagonist messes up and receives the three slow claps from their co-stars. One clap, two clap, three clap. All followed by a sarcastic pause.  The three claps that say, ‘we know what you did.’  That say, ‘we are not impressed.’ That say, ‘you messed up.’ […]

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When will women ever feel safe to walk anywhere alone?

CW: gender-based violence, sexual harassment If you identify as female, then I know I speak for us all when I say that Sarah Everard’s tragic case has devastated me. I have felt a whole cocktail of emotions – from anger to fear and despair – but, sadly, I didn’t feel surprised by the news. Because […]

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“Because I am a woman”: The Student explores women’s safety in Edinburgh

TW: Sexual violence, sexual harassment, transphobia In the wake of the disappearance and murder of  Sarah Everard, the debate about women’s safety has been reignited, with a study demonstrating that 97 percent of women aged 18-24 have experienced sexual harassment in public places.  An investigation by The Student has found that 66.3 percent of women […]

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Sexual Harassment: Educate Yourself

CW: sexual assault At first, it’s a glance – then it’s a stare. That’s when you try to shake off that first unsettling feeling of threat, telling yourself it’s nothing… But while you’re thinking that, your feet have already picked up the pace. Next, they’re following you at a distance for some time but then […]

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The government needs to start admitting its mistakes on coronavirus, and quickly

A virus in itself is not political. It spreads according to laws of science and is untouched by even the most rousing of speeches by a great leader. However, to try to separate politics from the coronavirus crisis is misguided, because, more than ever, it is honesty in the relationship between the government and its […]