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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 place of radiant sun and cool, crisp wind. But as one approaches the ‘Serene Study Space’ (SSS), one forgets the glorious weather for the dazzling […]

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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 as alternative forms of accommodation. This turn to rented properties appears to have risen mostly out of freshers’ desires to socialise, as there’s allegedly less […]

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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Donald Trump has withdrawn from the second Presidential debate with Joe Biden, after the non-partisan Commission for Presidential Debates announced it would move to an online format for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 and safety of all involved’ due to the President and others at the White House recently testing positive for Covid-19. The President was admitted to […]

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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 in Princes Street Gardens and the world-renowned Hogmanay celebrations across the city centre. Throughout the summer, event organisers and city councillors had been closely monitoring […]

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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 away from anyone you didn’t come with, and wear a mask unless eating or drinking (rules on snogging are less clear-cut). But to my surprise, […]

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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 and, ironically, being a literature student hasn’t helped. The second remains a thriving passion to this day. And the third? Like many people growing up, […]

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“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 announcement comes after ‘social distancing’ measures have already been encouraged in order to limit the continued spread of Covid-19, the novel Coronavirus that originated in […]