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Barbecues vs Nature

Written by on 4 June 2018

Now that the mental necrosis-inducing monotony of exam revision has ended, we have cause for celebration.  Before we move onto the frightening world of work, postgraduate study or just another year of uni, summer stretches out before us to distract ourselves from impending adulthood.  And while some, like me, are kept in a lab or […]

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Why it’s bad to be blanked.

Written by on 7 May 2018

  “The worst sin to our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that is the essence of inhumanity.” George Bernhard Shaw Blanking – ignoring folk you know – happens everywhere. But in St Andrews’ three streets where bumping into people is inevitable, it seems multiplied ten-fold. The feeling […]

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What’s in a name?

Written by on 23 April 2018

  Hardly anyone gets my name right. Whenever I go back to where I’m from, it’s a relief – a surprise – when I don’t have to spell it out. Ailsa, Alicia, Alisha – where on earth did you get the ‘h’ from?! All these variations, mutilated forms that seem to go in circles, never […]

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The Science of Laughter?

Written by on 24 February 2016

By Cassie Naimie To paint the picture: its 11:13pm on a Monday and I am currently sitting on a worn, red couch listening to my friend read off a list entitled “21 yahoo questions that are too horrifying to stop reading” and we are all laughing incessantly. Granted, not all on this list are funny. […]

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Travel Tips

Written by on 29 October 2015

by Cassie Naimie (Based on real life experiences) -ALWAYS HAVE A BUDDY: you may not know how important this is until you are stranded. Maybe you’ll run to the Glasgow Central train station post-concert only to discover that your train is actually leaving from Glasgow Queen St. Station. Then you and your friend will have […]

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Broadchurch: A Complete Waste of Time

Written by on 26 February 2015

I’ve never written a piece about a television show before but I’m pretty sure I’m supposed to start with some disclaimer about there being spoilers. Don’t worry, Broadchurch doesn’t need any spoiler alerts, last night I witnessed the worst ending to a series for god knows. Let me say that I definitely consider myself a […]

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