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Youth Strike 4 Climate- Waking up the world.

Written by on 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.

Written by on 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

Written by on 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?

Written by on 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

Written by on 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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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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