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Mrs America: Women for Women?

28 October 2020

The BBC recently released (or not so recently, I’m really bad at getting through shows) Mrs America, a programme that follows the journey of the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment in the US) and the key figures involved in the fight for women’s rights. While the show does contain fictional characters and events, they all help […]

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Review: Final US Presidential Debate

27 October 2020

Nashville, Tennessee played host to the final presidential debate ahead of the November 3rd election between President Donald Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden. Unsurprisingly, policy matters played second fiddle to point scoring and scaremongering from both ends of the stage.  For the most part, both candidates were restrained: the interruptions which dominated the […]

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For The Record: Tiers, Tories & Trump

25 October 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 In Scottish news, the big change this week was the introduction of a Covid-19 tier system similar to that already in place in England. […]

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Review: Presidential Town Halls

18 October 2020

If the first Presidential debate didn’t put you off US politics for good, your patience is commendable: the shouting match between Biden and Trump left much to be desired in terms debating quality and coherent sentences. It seemed fitting, then, that the second debate was replaced by candidates attending simultaneous town hall meetings. Trump was […]

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For The Record: Bars, Business & ‘Blessings’

11 October 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 New Covid restrictions led the headlines in local news this week. Earlier in the week, speculation about the potential for a short ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown […]

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Review: US Vice-Presidential Debate

9 October 2020

As Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris took part in their first and only face-off, we were reminded of what a somewhat functioning political debate looks like. The Vice Presidential debate had features of last week’s atrocious Presidential counterpart, but was far more forgiving on the senses; much of the structure and debated […]

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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: Research, Rising Cases & Rule-Breakers

13 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 big story in […]

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