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Review: First US Presidential Debate

8 October 2020

The race to the White House took a sour turn last week as we were graced with the first presidential debate between Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. Given how tumultuous 2020 has already been, many might have looked to this event for some hope of a brighter future. Instead, however, we […]

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For The Record: Controversy, Conference & Campaigning

4 October 2020

It can be hard to keep up with the news. Thats why we do the hard work for you, making sure everything is written up each Sunday ‘For The Record’.  Local The main stories in local news this week continued to focus on the growing outbreak of coronavirus cases at the university. Total cases rose […]

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COVID Coverage: Why Is No One Talking About Malaysia?

3 October 2020

Since arriving in St Andrews, one of the most common questions I am asked as an international student is ‘how was quarantine?’. My answer is simple: I didn’t have to quarantine. This is often followed by confused looks. If I flew from Malaysia, surely I had to quarantine? Malaysia is certainly not a High-Income Country […]

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For The Record: COVID, COVID, COVID

27 September 2020

It can be hard to keep up with the news. That’s why we do the hard work for you, making sure everything is written up each Sunday ‘For The Record’.  Local This week, a combination of coronavirus regulations and student responses dominated local headlines. The week began with a series of warnings that further Covid […]

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St Andrews Students Urged To Avoid Pubs, Bars & Restaurants

24 September 2020

In her latest email to students at the University, Principal Sally Mapstone asked students to voluntarily avoid pubs, bars and restaurants – for this weekend only, ‘dependent on case numbers stabilising’. This action is being taken by all Scottish universities. This followed news that a further 5 cases of coronavirus had been reported in the […]

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Tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

24 September 2020

Following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice and liberal feminist icon, there has been an outpouring of tributes to her legacy. The Record has received two such obituaries, which we are pleased to present below: Notorious RBG – Maddie McCall I remember sitting in the second row of my government class about […]

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Freshers’ Week Party Spreads Covid – Stay In Your Household, Students Told

21 September 2020

This morning, Principal Sally Mapstone sent a follow-up email to her Friday request for a voluntary lockdown. After briefly thanking students for supporting the decision and sacrificing their time, she confirmed four new cases in St Andrews linked to a Freshers Week party. ‘Over 40’ students are now in enforced isolation as a result. The […]

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For The Record: Voluntary Lockdown, Virtual Conferences & Vacancies

20 September 2020

It can be hard to keep up with the news. Even for those of us who try to follow the endless headlines, it’s even harder to track the important topics. Thats why we do the hard work for you, making sure everything is written up each Sunday ‘For The Record’.  Local The start of the […]

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Principal Asks Students To Go Into Voluntary Lockdown

18 September 2020

In an urgent message sent just before 5pm this afternoon, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Sally Mapstone asked students at the University of St Andrews to observe a voluntary lockdown for the entirety of the weekend, effective almost immediately from 7pm today. The contents of her email follow: Dear Students This is an urgent and important message. […]

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Quiz: How Much News Do You Remember?

16 September 2020

How Much News Do You Remember? With news changing so quickly these days, The Record has put together a quiz based on just last week (7th-13th September) to test how much you really remember about what’s going on locally, nationally and internationally. What did Kim Kardashian West announce this week? Keeping Up With The Kardashians will [...]
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