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A Reading Week Playlist, For Revision or Rambling

Written by on 22 October 2018

It seems pertinent to address the discrepancy between the independent learning week plans of St Andrews’ students, and the subsequent soundtrack to these (potentially) languid, late fall days .Whether this upcoming week leads you into to the concrete confides of the library, clad in your favourite fleece and sweatpants, or off onto an Alpine ski […]

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In Defence of a cappella

Written by on 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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Why Music Tuition Must Be Protected

Written by on 1 October 2018

In 2017, Edinburgh Council attempted to close down its most famous music school, and proposed further cuts to state schools music budgets. This was met with fury from hundreds of music teachers and pupils across the city, and prompting the Council to drop the proposals. Now, budget cuts have again been proposed that will halve […]

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What to listen to while running

Written by on 2 July 2018

I spent far more time than was probably healthy choosing a subject for my first article as Editor of Star News. The plan was to give you all some deep and intelligent analysis of all the cool and interesting music I’m listening to, but I don’t listen to cool and interesting music, and I’ve never […]

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In Praise of Eurovision

Written by on 13 May 2018

  Last night was truly something else, maybe not the best Eurovision I’ve watched but it did give us some moments that will live on in my heart until next year. Some highlights, (as told through my live facebook updates) included: Ukraine’s entire performance: “Is this weird Dracula?” Slovenia, fine maybe not the best song […]

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