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Author: Euan Elder

Barbecues vs Nature

Written by on 4 June 2018

Now that the mental necrosis-inducing monotony of exam revision has ended, we have cause for celebration.  Before we move onto the frightening world of work, postgraduate study or just another year of uni, summer stretches out before us to distract ourselves from impending adulthood.  And while some, like me, are kept in a lab or […]

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HMO Horror Stories

Written by on 11 May 2018

  Fife Councillors recently voted- despite objective, third party evidence that the policy was not working– to maintain the HMO ban in St Andrews, and in doing so squandered an opportunity to make living in St Andrews much easier and more affordable. To quote Association President Lewis Wood: “(The HMO ban) is part of a vicious […]

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Why it’s bad to be blanked.

Written by on 7 May 2018

  “The worst sin to our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that is the essence of inhumanity.” George Bernhard Shaw Blanking – ignoring folk you know – happens everywhere. But in St Andrews’ three streets where bumping into people is inevitable, it seems multiplied ten-fold. The feeling […]

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Top Ten Songs to Study To

Written by on 4 May 2018

Exam season is upon us once again which (for me at least) means plenty of time scrolling through my music to find that perfect song to listen to when I eventually get round to studying. Getting your study playlist just right is an excellent procrastination method so to help you get straight to the books […]

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What’s in a name?

Written by on 23 April 2018

  Hardly anyone gets my name right. Whenever I go back to where I’m from, it’s a relief – a surprise – when I don’t have to spell it out. Ailsa, Alicia, Alisha – where on earth did you get the ‘h’ from?! All these variations, mutilated forms that seem to go in circles, never […]

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Label Fashion Show: A Review

Written by on 19 April 2018

  In a town where the market for fashion shows is pretty much completely saturated, it seems inevitable that a hierarchy will form. FS and DW at the top, everyone else down below. Attending Label 2018, however, has made me rethink my perceptions of lower-budgeted, and apparently lesser fashion shows. While I was sceptical about […]

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Playlists from your 2017-18 Broadcasting Officer

Written by on 9 March 2018

Flora Rowe Check out these awesome playlists that Flora would love to share with you guys!   ‘Calming Tunes’ I’m On Fire – The Staves Carry Me Home – Jorja Smith, Maverick Sabre A Case of You – Joni Mitchell Wake Me – Mandolin Orange The Only Way is Up – Stornoway Permanent – Kenneth […]

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Quick-fire Questions: The Great Gatsby

Written by on 2 March 2018

Kiana Bowden One of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most famous works is coming to life in St Andrews next week. This performance of Simon Levy’s adaptation is being directed by Madison Hauser, known for her work on other productions such as ‘The Bacchae’, ‘And Then There Were None’ and ‘Anything Goes’ to name but a few. […]

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Lucy’s Mind Lab – Where Nothing Works and Nobody Knows What They’re Doing: The Meaning of the Cheddar Man Revelation

Written by on 19 February 2018

Lucy Bidgood If I’ve learned anything from my time at this university, it’s that science news is an impenetrable source of procrastination.  Yes, I might well have these results to write up into a lab report, but do I want to examine this piece about a glow-in-the-dark rabbit?  Who needs essay research when I can […]

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