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St John’s Road branded the “most polluted in Scotland”

St. John’s Road in Costorphine has been named Scotland’s most polluted street after levels of nitrogen dioxide in the air approached two times the legal limit. The street had previously held third place in the rankings. Located on the main route between the city of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Airport, St. John’s Road suffers from serious […]

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One in five Edinburgh children in poverty

More than one in five children in Edinburgh lives in poverty, according to a new report by the Education, Children and Families Committee of the City of Edinburgh Council, with the number expected to rise “significantly” by 2020. The report also observes a dramatic increase in reliance on food banks by Edinburgh’s families. The news […]

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Anonymous online threat made against Edinburgh University

Editor’s Notes: (1) The Student has seen no evidence to indicate that the threat discussed in this story is credible. (2) This story has been updated (2/10/2015, 11:18am, 11:51am, 12:36pm). Police Scotland are investigating after a threat was made against students at the University of Edinburgh Thursday afternoon on the anonymous 4chan messaging board. In the […]

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Edinburgh, we have a problem.

When we wrote our editorial last week pleading with EUSA candidates to avoid negative campaigning, we did so believing that they would be the ones likeliest to engage in this toxic, mean-spirited, and patently wrong practice. We now realise that we were badly mistaken. We should have also included a plea to the student body […]

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Introducing: State of the University

It’s no secret that the University of Edinburgh, despite getting cosy with the likes of Cambridge, Oxford, and Harvard in the top 20 of worldwide university rankings, does notoriously badly in any kind of survey which moves away from research output, graduate employment, and international reputation, and gets down and dirty with the nitty-gritty of […]

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On News, Comment, and Abuse

The Student is a very special society. It provides students at The University of Edinburgh a quality platform to express their ideas. Our doors are open to everyone: all of our editors and writers are volunteers. For each of us, the newspaper is a hobby. But last week, work at The Student didn’t feel like […]