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What does drug culture look like at the University of Edinburgh?

CW: Drug use If you are not doing drugs at uni, your flatmate probably is. There is an assumption that if you’re willing to do drugs, university is surely the time for you to flourish in the freedom of doing as you please. For the purposes of this article, a group of students shared their […]

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Leo DiCaprio’s Love For Younger Women

Since starring in Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio has been famous for his good looks. In 1998,  People Magazine placed him on the list of “50 Most Beautiful People in the World.” Yet Titanic is now over 25 years old, and the Leo that starred in The Wolf of Wall Street is a much older man than […]

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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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Instagram Kids app is stalled

Instagram has postponed the development of ‘Instagram kids’ due to pressure from Congress. 44 US attorney-generals wrote to Zuckerberg calling on him to drop the plan and Facebook’s global head of safety was invited to stand before the Senate Commerce Committee hearing about child safety last Thursday. Facebook’s manager Adam Mosseri has made it very […]

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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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In conversation with PrideSoc’s Jaime Prada

Jaime Prada, referring to the beige-brown second-hand polo shirt they are wearing, says, “This is someone’s granddad’s shirt. You haven’t seen me in person but everything I buy, I always have to size down because nothing ever fits me.” They shift the camera to reveal a sewing machine and then shows me the rest of […]

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The effects of cancel culture in our society

As people locked down over the last six months, and global internet usage soared, the topic of ‘cancel culture’ arose in public conversation.Cancel culture can be defined as the practice of withdrawing support for public figures or companies after they have done something considered objectionable. This then causes a social media backlash and their ‘cancelling’, […]

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Soc in the spotlight: Wine Society

Theo MacDonald is in a great mood, but I get the sense that this is his constant state. With great enthusiasm he explains his love for Edinburgh: “There’s always so much to explore and there’s so much going on! It’s brilliant, despite the cold.” It’s late July and he is just looking forward to getting […]