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Overcoming the Creative Drain

24 May 2019

            In middle school I wrote every day. Each thought, storyline, and stupid joke that came through my head went on paper, and by eighth grade I’d started writing my own cheddar-cheesy book. By high school I’d written hundreds of pages of short stories and poetry. I was realizing, however, that with growth my work matured […]

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Please Vote in the 2019 EU Elections

3 May 2019

When my Grandparents were visiting on Easter Sunday, we got in to our usual conversation about politics during which I revealed that I would be voting for a party contrary to the one I usually support. My grandmother asked why this was and I responded with a single word… yup you guessed it, “Bins!” Just […]

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Youth Strike 4 Climate- Waking up the world.

21 February 2019

Becoming aware of the massive impact we are having on the world around us seems to be a big pause-point in most young people’s lives. As time continues however, the overwhelming amount of information surrounding the crisis simply acts to dull the senses. From Newspaper headlines describing the dire fate of the planet in explicit […]

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The state of housing in St Andrews is everyone’s fault.

10 February 2019

There’s not a lot I can say about housing in St Andrews that you, dear reader, won’t know already. You’ll know about extortionate hall prices which keep St Andrews exclusive and elitist. You’ll know about students skipping meals to make rent. You’ll know about bad landlords, and unscrupulous letting agencies, about properties with leaking roofs, […]

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Kevin Spacey’s “Let me be Frank” video is more deranged than you think

27 December 2018

CONTENT WARNING- THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE CONTAINS MENTION OF RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT Christmas TV can be many things. Camp and cringe-worthy, or wholesome and heartwarming. What it’s not supposed to be is utterly, skin-crawlingly unsettling. Despite being much better acquainted than me with the world of entertainment, Kevin Spacey appears not to have got this […]

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Grabbing life by the….sled dogs?

5 December 2018

Fjallraven Polar 2019 Expedition is a 300km dogsled expedition through the arctic circle in Northern Scandinavia. Taking place over six days in April, the expedition is sponsored by the Fjallraven outdoor clothing company, whose equipment all the participants use. The idea is to show that with the right equipment, anybody can survive difficult conditions, so […]

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Save our service

25 November 2018

  Protests are not, I have to admit, my natural habitat. Despite being stridently political and almost constantly pissed off at some injustice or other, I’ve tended to vent my frustrations in other ways, whether it be door-to-door canvassing, organising petitions, or annoying my classmates at school until most of them blocked me on Facebook. […]

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Why i’m taking on the government on behalf of students everywhere.

7 November 2018

Some of you may or may not have seen a petition going around Facebook regarding Universal Credit and students. If you have then you may be wondering what the fuss is about. Let me tell you a story. I could go on forever, but I’ll try and keep it short. I am one of a […]

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Love Letter to: The Marvel Cinematic Universe.

16 October 2018

Just over ten years ago, Iron Man, (directed by John Favreau) arrived in cinemas. Despite the film being a hit with both audiences and critics, and possessing more deftness, wit and charm than most Superhero films that had come before it, one could have been forgiven for not registering it. And, indeed, for not ascribing much […]

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In Defence of a cappella

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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