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Author: Jamie Rodney

The state of housing in St Andrews is everyone’s fault.

Written by on 10 February 2019

There’s not a lot I can say about housing in St Andrews that you, dear reader, won’t know already. You’ll know about extortionate hall prices which keep St Andrews exclusive and elitist. You’ll know about students skipping meals to make rent. You’ll know about bad landlords, and unscrupulous letting agencies, about properties with leaking roofs, […]

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Ten Radio Shows i’d like to see

Written by on 1 February 2019

As followers of STAR Radio will know, we’ve recently opened up applications to new shows. (Pls apply) I’m  looking forward to seeing the kinds of things that are going to go onto the airwaves this semester, not least because, as a fourth year in his final semester, there’s only so much more radio I can […]

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Advice for Starting Second Semester

Written by on 22 January 2019

Vacation is drawing to a close and so I find myself once again thinking about top tips for heading back to the bubble. For me, second semester is weirdly more nerve wracking than the first. In my first year I felt the pressure to get it right this time after 15 weeks of crazy highs, […]

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Kevin Spacey’s “Let me be Frank” video is more deranged than you think

Written by on 27 December 2018

CONTENT WARNING- THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE CONTAINS MENTION OF RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT Christmas TV can be many things. Camp and cringe-worthy, or wholesome and heartwarming. What it’s not supposed to be is utterly, skin-crawlingly unsettling. Despite being much better acquainted than me with the world of entertainment, Kevin Spacey appears not to have got this […]

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Grabbing life by the….sled dogs?

Written by on 5 December 2018

Fjallraven Polar 2019 Expedition is a 300km dogsled expedition through the arctic circle in Northern Scandinavia. Taking place over six days in April, the expedition is sponsored by the Fjallraven outdoor clothing company, whose equipment all the participants use. The idea is to show that with the right equipment, anybody can survive difficult conditions, so […]

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Gofundour disaster lives

Written by on 3 December 2018

It truly was a crackin’ party. Crackin’ tunes, crackin’ vibes, crackin’ company and a crackin’… bed. Pre-event, Tom and I discussed, “People jumping on the bed. That’ll be fine. It’s strong. Let the people dance.”   Oh how wrong we were.   I woke up the morning after, ready to clean up the party mess. […]

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Reclaim the Night

Written by on 28 November 2018

Reclaim the Night has its historic roots in the 1970’s, where the first march occurred in Leeds to demand a woman’s right to walk the streets safely at night. 
The Reclaim the Night website states writes, “In every sphere of life we negotiate the threat or reality of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment. We […]

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Save our service

Written by on 25 November 2018

  Protests are not, I have to admit, my natural habitat. Despite being stridently political and almost constantly pissed off at some injustice or other, I’ve tended to vent my frustrations in other ways, whether it be door-to-door canvassing, organising petitions, or annoying my classmates at school until most of them blocked me on Facebook. […]

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A tribute to Stan Lee

Written by on 14 November 2018

So, I don’t know if any of you have seen this, but there seems to be a fairly nasty hoax floating around the internet. I don’t know if it’s malice, or just ignorance that is responsible, but my timeline seems to be full of people participating in it. You might have yourself. The hoax, as […]

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House of Horror- A Review

Written by on 9 November 2018

Willy Wonka famously starts the tour of his fantastical factory by announcing “We have so much time and so little to see!” One might think that after so many Halloweens at Kinkell Byre this statement may have carried over this year’s installment of the House of Horror Charity Gala. But Alas like Wonka himself, the […]

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