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The Tab: garbage reading for garbage people

ab is to The Student as The Sun is to ‘Gardeners Weekly: a daily roundup of manure, fertiliser and all things brown and squishy’…

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Can traditional student journalism compete with Edimeme and the Tab?

These days a glance through any student’s newsfeed is bound to reveal the usual chaos of memes, Trump controversies and a smattering of bizarre Tab headlines. Today’s pick? ‘What is your subject’s spirit animal?’. While it is widely accepted among students themselves that the Tab tends to churn out drivel in the name of journalism, […]

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Sexual assault on campus is endemic – so why are we ignoring it?

Content warning: Sexual assault, violence, harassment, misogyny. Sexual assault is rife on campus – and we are failing to discuss it. As a student I have watched the short, middle and long-term ramifications of sexual assault unfold, sending shock waves through a person’s life, in the full knowledge that I cannot understand and that any […]

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The need to promote a healthy discourse on consent

Last week The Tab posted a national survey on sexual assault for students across the United Kingdom to take. Once having entered their gender, age, year, and place of study, participants were then confronted with the following question: “Is someone ever ‘asking for it’ because of what they’re wearing?”. Immediately after, the survey asks: “Should […]

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The Tab humbled and humiliated by The Student

Bragging rights once again went to The Student this Saturday after its footballers inflicted a 4-0 thrashing on a limp and lacklustre Tab Edinburgh side. Early on, the Stevensons showed their dominance. A slick combination of passes through the midfield set Stevensons veteran Tom Kinney free past the Tab defence. After an incredible first touch, […]

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EUSA Elections: relevance and developments

For a couple of hundred hardy hacks it’s Christmas again, as student politics season rolls around once more. The Edinburgh University Student’s Association (EUSA) elections are well underway: the poster war has been fought, the debates have put the candidates to the sword and first years will soon find themselves perpetually answering their doors to […]