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A Crash Course in Decorating Your Uni Room

Fresher’s is the time to embrace your creative side and individuality in your bedroom. Whether you are looking for cozy Danish “hygge” or are wanting something more luxurious, there is a way of tailoring design ideas to your desire. Whatever the vibe you’re trying to fabricate, a refined and honest space sparks a sense of […]

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Why I wouldn’t feel guilty voting in IndyRef2

If the referendum goes ahead, I – an English student living and studying in Scotland – would get to vote. And for a long time this was something I felt a tinge of guilt over: as if it wasn’t my place to have a say in this once in a generation – surely not to […]

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On the nature of nationhood

With the recent celebrations of the Queen’s failure to die in a timely manner, and the lavish parades and parties thrown at massive cost to the public purse, all in the midst of the worst cost of living crisis in living memory, I’m left once more wondering about the state of politics in Britain. Perhaps […]

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Come Dine with Us – thoughts on a student experiment

Many months ago, amidst the stream of dull days where we pretended to watch pre-recorded lectures, a lightbulb graced the mind of my pseudonymous flatmate – to host a ‘Come Dine with Me’ extravaganza within the flat. Across five consecutive nights, each of us would culinarily compete for bragging rights and a free dinner out. […]

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Cave dwellers, find your own study space

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March As a Mediterranean human being expatriated in a land of long, dark winters, you can understand the joy I feel when, around this time of the year, the sun reappears again. A blue sky and bright sunshine can single-handedly bless and make tolerable weeks […]

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The Short Rant: Cheap Pints Now!

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March Teviot. We’re all bitterly familiar with the gothic frame that plays host to our student union. But I’m certainly not alone in saying it’s never been my first choice for a drink. Edinburgh is hardly renowned for cheap pints but Teviot is taking the […]

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Why are periods still not taken seriously?

England’s latest policy review puts Women’s health and safety on the line. Recent statements from Northern Irish Health Minister Robin Swann are just another reminder that our society still has a long way to go before it achieves gender equality. Turning down a proposal to make period products free in all schools, colleges, and public […]

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Re-freshed! A tale of woe

After such a festive and joyous few weeks, as the cold Scottish winter comes into full force, feelings of hope and positivity for the New Year surround us –  we’re excited to return to Uni, see our friends again, and with resolutions that we’ll never keep, bouncing around our heads.  I shared this attitude of […]