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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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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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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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REVIEWED : The Smirths

Written by on 8 April 2016

Ham and Cheese Panini? A Review on The Smirths By Kenalyn Ang 4 Apr. 16 Audience members file into a lit theatre, finding their seats, perusing leaflets of upcoming OTR events. Soft chatter fills the house, but soon attendees catch sight of a solitary Blind Mirth member, standing on the stage, seemingly running over his […]

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REVIEWED : Hot Mess

Written by on 8 April 2016

By Annabel Romanos  Hot Mess was a genuinely charming piece of theatre.     When I first heard that a show was being put on in The Lizard, my heart dropped (in the best way possible) because that place is my JAM.  And despite the show having to move into 601 (for health and safety […]

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INTERVIEW : Chuck Inglish & St. Michael

Written by on 24 February 2016

Anyone at the Union at the start of the semester knows that it was extremely packed, thanks, in large part, to the closing acts of Refreshers and start of Rag Week: Mr Narstie, Chuck Inglish, and St. Michael. Chuck Inglish and St. Michael traveled from the US to grace the stage of Club 601 and […]

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A poem : Running Out of Time

Written by on 1 December 2015

by Cassie Naimie  Stop. Stop. Stop. Stop. perceived as Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. encouraging, progressing, and pushing forward? Or halting, jarring, freezing the journey? It contains us. What we have created puts us in a box. It makes the infinite finite. Moments are created. How long do they last? As creators of time, we can […]

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STAR’s Christmas playlist!

Written by on 1 December 2015

By Flora Rowe While revision may be bogging you down and the few hours of daylight draining your energy, the best thing about December exams is that the Christmas playlists can be brought out. Whether it’s an old school classic, love song or new number, these Christmas tunes should be able to bring a spring […]

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