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A Caffeine Fix Deep Dive

As the heat of midterm exam stress begins to come to a boil, I can safely assume that a lot of us tired and routine-devoid students will be running to any source of caffeine as a means to make up for the lack of sleep. Whether it be the comfort of freshly brewed coffee or […]

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Boycott of EUSA launched after president issues ‘final’ statement refusing to cancel World Cup showings

Organisers of an open letter signed by over 50 student societies representing thousands of Edinburgh students have launched a financial boycott of Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA). The news comes after EUSA president Niamh Roberts refused to cancel plans to show the World Cup in Teviot in their ‘final’ statement on the matter, shared with […]

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Superhero Films Backlash

Quentin Tarantino is the latest in a list of directors who have recently criticised superhero films, saying that he would never be involved in one because “you have to be a hired hand to do those things”. Martin Scorsese famously received backlash in 2019 for similarly saying that Marvel films are not cinema. I am […]

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University of Edinburgh’s Liberation Officers release statement condemning EUSA’s decision to show World Cup

The University of Edinburgh’s Liberation Officers have released a statement condemning Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s (EUSA’s) decision to show the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In a statement on Instagram on Thursday 17 November, the University of Edinburgh’s Liberation Campaigns announced that they “condemn the decision” taken by EUSA to show the World Cup. EUSA announced […]

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Survey on housing launched to students

Slurp: Students for Action on Homelessness has launched a survey to students. The survey aims to collect information regarding student housing insecurity in order to better understand the extent of the Student Housing Crisis and the quality of the support provided by universities in Edinburgh. The survey is open to all students in Edinburgh, regardless […]

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Angela Lansbury Dies Aged 96

“Substitutionary locomotion, it’s the mystic power that’s far beyond the wildest notion.” Yes, when I was four or five years old, I thought it certainly would be beyond my wildest notions to watch inanimate objects move autonomously. And yet, when I watched Bedknobs and Broomsticks for the first time, my wildest notions were right there […]

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There’s more than just The Meadows!

It’s getting to that time of year again, when you might feel like you are just living in the library. It can do your head such good, however, to get out and get some fresh air. I love the Meadows, but if you find yourself getting bored of it, as you walk up and down […]

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Old Town vs. New Town

Whilst being in the midst of a student housing crisis, the question of accommodation next year is looming on the horizon. The first thing we all think about is where we want to live.  Edinburgh’s housing crisis perhaps lends itself to the city not having an obvious student area, and with everyone spread around, it […]