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Trash Thursday: A-capella

4 October 2018

For an alternative view, check out Kyra Ho’s rebuttal article In Defence of a cappella  Pitch Perfect is a pretty good film, I’ll be the first to admit that. However, no matter how much love I have for that film and everyone in it I still find it truly impossible to enjoy a-cappella. From the […]

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Why Music Tuition Must Be Protected

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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Trash Thursday: The Great British Bake Off

27 September 2018

  My name is Jamie Rodney, and I don’t like the Great British Bake Off. I understand that that isn’t quite as controversial a statement as it used to be, so allow me to qualify it. I don’t like the Great British Bake off. I have never liked the Great British Bake Off. The departure […]

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Why Radio is still relevant.

28 August 2018

                                                      Ever since the invention of television almost 100 years ago, we’ve been told time and time again that the death of radio is imminent. Despite this constant threat, […]

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The Back Door of the Fringe

15 August 2018

On the third day of my Fringe internship, I quietly put my pass and keys in the drawer, left the building and sent a short email saying that I wasn’t coming back. I was working long hours photocopying press cuttings with virtually no breaks, and only free tickets for shows I had no time to […]

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Stop the BOP

2 August 2018

After a long week it’s finally Friday night, so what are your plans? Maybe you’re after a low key night at one of the many pubs and bars in town; there might be an event on at the Vic; or maybe you feel like dancing. But the only real club in St Andews is the […]

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Barbecues vs Nature

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.

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?

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?

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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