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Sorting the Laundry

16 October 2019

So, before I start, I don’t want people to see this as a riposte to the article by Theo Cruise, or an attack on The Record for publishing it. After all, there’s not much in it that I can really disagree with. Laundry (both in halls of residence and in private accommodation like Ayton House) […]

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Review: Democracy, Voting, and Representation in the Past and Present

14 October 2019

The importance of voting is something that is known to the vast majority of students at this University. As a polling clerk at the last European Parliament election, I was delighted to see many St Andrews students turning out to vote, making sure their voices are heard (and making sure I was kept very busy). […]

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In Defence of Climate Activism

14 October 2019

It was a sight to behold: merely two weeks after hundreds of St Andrews students formed a front against a climate change, united in unanimous acknowledgment that we, the human species, are killing almost everything we can, already they are derided. Not simply derided by local newspapers but by an online publication run by fellow […]

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The Laundry Machines of St Andrews Are Broken and So is The System

9 October 2019

Sometimes you just get frustrated. Like, things are supposed to get better, aren’t they? Even if it’s gradual, even if it’s tortuous. The arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice, as MLK said. We shall overcome. Onwards and upwards. Ever to excel. That sort of thing.  And yet, here we are. When […]

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Democratic Primaries: Where Are We Now?

3 October 2019

Even with the current media cycle being dominated by president Trump’s impeachment threat, the 2020 democratic primaries have been trucking on. We’ve reviewed the news cycle, gone through the polls, and even sat down with Democrats Overseas (DO) president Camilla Duke to summarize what Americans in St Andrews need to know to stay on top […]

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A Ukrainian Abroad: Conversations in Russia and Why Talking Matters

2 October 2019

I really didn’t think I would be going to Russia this summer. Being Ukrainian, I had dispelled the notion as a betrayal of my country years ago when someone had suggested the idea. To be clear, although my family and I have been living in Sweden for the last 19 years (I am a Swedish […]

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Preview: Democracy, Voting, and Representation in the Past and Present

2 October 2019

On Monday the 7th of October the School of Classics is teaming up with the Students’ Association to discuss the importance of democratic engagement within our society, and the consequences for us all if it is not kept alive.  I reached out to Students Association President and guest speaker at the event, Jamie Rodney, to […]

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“The biggest Strike St Andrews has ever seen”

29 September 2019

The 20thof September marked a day of global climate strikes, forming the biggest collective climate strike on record. In St Andrews, we too made history. A line in the sand was formed for climate change, made up of over 1200 people along West Sands, a symbolic action and silent strike to reflect on what climate […]

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A Definitive Guide to Every Bar in St Andrews

25 September 2019

Autumn has arrived with the fresh young faces of the newest generation of St Andrews students. You’ve just arrived in town with plenty of student loan money to spend irresponsibly. Problem is: where do you drink. To save you years of research I have decided to share my expertise on one of the great loves […]

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Review: STARFIELDS 2019

20 September 2019

As the hands of the clock on St Salvator’s Chapel crossed 4 PM, the quadrangle was filled with anticipation. Early attendees eagerly scoped out the food options, bar and entertainment, while staff placed finishing touches on stands and equipment. The overcast sky and blustering winds did little to stifle the growing atmosphere as the sun […]

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