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Belgian House: The Unsung Hero of European Rave Culture

7 June 2019

If asked what comes to mind when you think of Belgium, what would you say? Waffles. Tintin. A thriving underground rave scene? As unlikely as it seems, Belgium’s contribution to the distinctly 90s cultural epidemic that was European rave has been long understated. Before the all-night superclubs that encouraged bad fashion and even worse decisions, […]

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Daphne and Celeste at Reading Festival 2000

4 June 2019

Angry crowds, moshing, and bottles of piss being thrown everywhere. I’m not describing a UKIP rally but instead Daphne and Celeste’s infamous opening set at Reading Festival 2000. After nineteen years it still remains one of the most talked about performances amongst the festival’s illustrious history of musicians. But how is it that Celeste Cruz […]

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Please Vote in the 2019 EU Elections

3 May 2019

When my Grandparents were visiting on Easter Sunday, we got in to our usual conversation about politics during which I revealed that I would be voting for a party contrary to the one I usually support. My grandmother asked why this was and I responded with a single word… yup you guessed it, “Bins!” Just […]

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

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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Save our service

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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Lucy’s Mind Lab- It’s not all Fire and Floods

29 October 2018

We both know that we’re not ready to go back to the lectures and pretending to be interested in the overenthusiastic guy’s opinion in your tutorial.  I bet his name’s Brian, they’re always called Brian.  One week isn’t long enough to not be listening to Brian.   I’ve decided that, instead of providing yet more […]

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Love Letter to: The Marvel Cinematic Universe.

16 October 2018

Just over ten years ago, Iron Man, (directed by John Favreau) arrived in cinemas. Despite the film being a hit with both audiences and critics, and possessing more deftness, wit and charm than most Superhero films that had come before it, one could have been forgiven for not registering it. And, indeed, for not ascribing much […]

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Podcast Reviews: Wolf-359

10 October 2018

Podcasts! Chances are that you’ve heard of them before. There’s one out there for everyone no matter what you like—from Dungeons and Dragons to interior design to Science Fridays. It’s still really hard to find one that you click with, though; the podcast you keep coming back to month after month, the one that you […]

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In Defence of a cappella

8 October 2018

This article was written as a response to: Trash Thursdays – A cappella, by Calum Esler   Why anyone would want to read the milquetoast spew of ignorance published on this blog last week, when the very third sentence contains a straight-up lie, is beyond me. But having been asked to write a response, and mindful […]

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Lucy’s Mind Lab: Would St Andrews Survive a Pandemic?

5 October 2018

  I wouldn’t say I’m a raging misanthropist.  Some of my closest friends are people.  But if I remember anything from my past lectures, it wasn’t the valuable knowledge that would stand me in good stead for exams.  It was the rapid gunfire of phlegm bullets echoing around the room, mostly going on from September […]

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