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10 Summer Films To Get You Through The Heat

4 July 2020

Even though lockdown is gradually lifting, many of us are still stuck at home. Now summer plans and holidays have all been cancelled, I have compiled a list of 10 summer movies to pass the time. Some offer escapism, some are a bit too close to reality, but why are so many set in the […]

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5 Black Comedians To Watch On Netflix

29 June 2020

Ten days have passed since Juneteenth – a holiday to celebrate the emancipation of American slaves – and what better way to (belatedly) celebrate than supporting black artists. So, I have compiled a list of the top five black comedians I watched on Netflix these past few days. A quick disclaimer though, I am American, […]

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An Extremely Biased Lockdown Reading List

14 June 2020

Lockdown has brought with it an enforced return to more solitary, simple pleasures. Occasionally I’ve found journalists sparing a few column inches for discussion of these, with one hobby sticking out in particular. Sadly I’m a terrible gardener, so you’re getting some book recommendations instead. It’s not difficult to see why reading has become the […]

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10 Types of People in Lockdown

5 June 2020

While the last eleven weeks have certainly been a challenge, we have all done our best to fill time and stay cheerful in any way we can. Throughout the time in lockdown, many of us have chosen to discover and nurture new hobbies. Others have chosen to let loose, and make the most of this […]

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Veganuary Revisited: Fast Food Goes Green(?)

19 February 2020

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that fast food doesn’t tend to cater itself towards the vegan/vegetarian community. At best, they offer mediocre sides and, without prior knowledge of how to “hack” the meals to make it vegan/vegetarian, it is a struggle to eat well. However, things are changing! Veganuary may have paved the way for […]

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The Top Ten Worst Songs of 2019

15 January 2020

2019 has been an unusual year in pop music. The biggest hits of the year have come from completely fresh artists (Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, to name a few) while the traditional big names in pop have been floundering relative to these newcomers. The charts have become an odd melting point for a […]

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Things to Know About St Andrews

5 January 2020

I asked a hundred people for things they wish they had known when first arriving in St Andrews. At the top, important breakthroughs. At the bottom, Matt not realising we have a Morrisons, despite his flatmate working there. Warning: this list will move all of your instant gratification from next semester to today. You might […]

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A Definitive Guide to Every Bar in St Andrews

25 September 2019

Autumn has arrived with the fresh young faces of the newest generation of St Andrews students. You’ve just arrived in town with plenty of student loan money to spend irresponsibly. Problem is: where do you drink. To save you years of research I have decided to share my expertise on one of the great loves […]

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Facebook in St Andrews

10 July 2019

A lot goes on in St Andrews, so here’s a big list to help you out. Some groups require you to join the umbrella group St Andrews, which you can do once you have a @st-andrews.ac.uk email address (or @cs.st-andrews.ac.uk for Computer Science students). Rating system: 1/5 – why does this exist 2/5 – unlikely to […]

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