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A Day at the Library

In the age of Covid-19, when one turns up at the library, perhaps the only hardship is the weather. Scotland, as each of Edinburgh’s well-mannered students will know, is a…

Sociable, spenny and secretive – the rise of the Pollock Airbnbs

As the University of Edinburgh approaches the middle of the first semester, Pollock Hall students, discontented by ‘online universities’ providing minimal in-person learning and student interactions, are seeking out Airbnbs…

Trump resumes Presidential campaign after ending self-isolation

Donald Trump has withdrawn from the second Presidential debate with Joe Biden, after the non-partisan Commission for Presidential Debates announced it would move to an online format for the ‘health…

Edinburgh’s annual Christmas markets cancelled due to ongoing pandemic

On 1 October, the City of Edinburgh Council, alongside the organisers of the ‘Edinburgh’s Christmas’ events, made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s festivities including the beloved Christmas markets…

The Cameo reopens

The historic Cameo Cinema in Tollcross, which started life showing silent films in 1914, has finally opened its doors to the public again. You must sit a couple of seats…

In reflection: emo robins and a socially distanced nature walk

When I was little, there were three things that I loved: the first was reading, the second was writing, and the third was nature. The first hobby is currently intermittent…

“You must stay at home”: UK enters semi-lockdown to limit spread of Covid-19

UK residents will be expected to follow new, tighter regulations around socialising for a minimum of three weeks after an announcement on Monday evening by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The…