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What To Bring To St Andrews

6 August 2020

Welcome incoming first years! As move-in day approaches, I’m sure that the packing process is beginning. Although it may be daunting moving away from home for the first time, you have chosen the best place to start your university career! Moving into halls, from Sally’s to DRA, opens up a whole new world to explore. […]

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Books To Read In Quarantine

19 July 2020

Another month, another period of minimal interaction with the outside world for most of us. To pass the time, many of us have taken up different hobbies – out of my friends, Ella has taken up diamond painting (trust me, I don’t know what it really is either), Robin has been baking up a storm, […]

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A Drink For Every Semester Of Your Degree

15 July 2020

As you go through your time at university, you’re probably going to need a drink or two along the way. To that end, here is my list of the signature drink for each semester at St Andrews. Standard disclaimer: please drink responsibly, and at least try to finish your essays first. First Year, First Semester: […]

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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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