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Review: Spectrum Exhibition

Written by on 5 May 2019

The most recent ArtSoc exhibition Spectrum chose to tackle the large and controversial topic of diversity within the art world. Hosted in the characterful Aikmans’ Cellar bar, the event displayed a collection of students’ pieces which included a range of photography, mixed media, sketches, prints, and painting. The relaxing atmosphere of the venue accompanied by the […]

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Please Vote in the 2019 EU Elections

Written by on 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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Review: Ambassador’s Ball

Written by on 28 April 2019

The Ambassador’s Ball was a mosaic of black ties, bright lights and warm smiles. A myriad of flags hung from the walls, the décor reflecting the international aesthetic of the university. The air buzzed with the excitement of the students and the fluorescence of the lights. Well-dressed partygoers mixed and mingled, enjoying the complimentary ice […]

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Hot take: ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ Queer Theory

Written by on 24 April 2019

  I’m writing this as graduation looms and I prepare to leave education and enter full-time employment, so it’s only natural that this article would address themes more mature and adult than any I’ve handled before.  Namely, the Powerpuff Girls.  Yes. Really. If you’re university age, it’ll probably have been a while since you watched […]

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Preview: May Ball

Written by on 23 April 2019

This year’s May Ball is slated to be just as grandiose as ever – with fairground rides, big-name acts and an intricately decorated Kinkell Byre. There is little more that screams “St Andrews” than bidding adieu to the Candlemas Semester in style. We had the chance to chat with the Kate Kennedy Club before the […]

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Bargain Ball: Best Bargain Yet!

Written by on 21 April 2019

Skint? Run out of Daddy’s money? Spent it all on DRA and North Haugh extravaganza’s? Well Comedy society’s Bargain Ball is here to save the day! I collected my wristband from Main Bar earlier on Tuesday, at which I was surprised to see that all ticket bearers received a personalised nickname. What a hoot! As […]

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Ambassador’s Ball Preview

Written by on 18 April 2019

This year the School of International Relations is hosting their first Ambassador’s Ball alongside the Foreign Affairs society, aptly themed ‘Around the World in 80 Days‘. Attendees will be taken on their journey from Scotland set to the tune of funk, R&B, jazz, and world music infusions, and dance the night away amid the cross-cultural décor. […]

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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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Ten Radio Shows i’d like to see

Written by on 1 February 2019

As followers of STAR Radio will know, we’ve recently opened up applications to new shows. (Pls apply) I’m  looking forward to seeing the kinds of things that are going to go onto the airwaves this semester, not least because, as a fourth year in his final semester, there’s only so much more radio I can […]

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