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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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Common Objections to Axing the Tampon Tax — And What You Can Say in Response

15 September 2019

This Summer I worked for a Law & Policy organization called Period Equity. Period Equity is an organization that fights for all kinds of issues surrounding menstrual equity, but currently our main focus is on getting rid of the luxury sales tax on tampons and other menstrual products. While Period Equity is an American organization, I […]

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Marcus Aurelius- Did you swipe right on me?

29 July 2019

As someone who has braved the dating pool of our tiny Scottish town – whose chilliness and ruthlessness often trump the cold North Sea winds – I was left unsurprised by the disappointing rumours of St Andrews Tinder. But being eternally nosy and forever seeking new excuses to procrastinate, I decided I had to see […]

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Overcoming the Creative Drain

24 May 2019

            In middle school I wrote every day. Each thought, storyline, and stupid joke that came through my head went on paper, and by eighth grade I’d started writing my own cheddar-cheesy book. By high school I’d written hundreds of pages of short stories and poetry. I was realizing, however, that with growth my work matured […]

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Hot take: ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ Queer Theory

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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Ten Radio Shows i’d like to see

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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Advice for Starting Second Semester

22 January 2019

Vacation is drawing to a close and so I find myself once again thinking about top tips for heading back to the bubble. For me, second semester is weirdly more nerve wracking than the first. In my first year I felt the pressure to get it right this time after 15 weeks of crazy highs, […]

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Kevin Spacey’s “Let me be Frank” video is more deranged than you think

27 December 2018

CONTENT WARNING- THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE CONTAINS MENTION OF RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT Christmas TV can be many things. Camp and cringe-worthy, or wholesome and heartwarming. What it’s not supposed to be is utterly, skin-crawlingly unsettling. Despite being much better acquainted than me with the world of entertainment, Kevin Spacey appears not to have got this […]

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Reclaim the Night

28 November 2018

Reclaim the Night has its historic roots in the 1970’s, where the first march occurred in Leeds to demand a woman’s right to walk the streets safely at night. The Reclaim the Night website states writes, “In every sphere of life we negotiate the threat or reality of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment. We […]

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Lucy’s Mind Lab- It’s not all Fire and Floods

29 October 2018

We both know that we’re not ready to go back to the lectures and pretending to be interested in the overenthusiastic guy’s opinion in your tutorial.  I bet his name’s Brian, they’re always called Brian.  One week isn’t long enough to not be listening to Brian.   I’ve decided that, instead of providing yet more […]

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