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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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Love Letter to: The Marvel Cinematic Universe.

16 October 2018

Just over ten years ago, Iron Man, (directed by John Favreau) arrived in cinemas. Despite the film being a hit with both audiences and critics, and possessing more deftness, wit and charm than most Superhero films that had come before it, one could have been forgiven for not registering it. And, indeed, for not ascribing much […]

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Lucy’s Mind Lab: Would St Andrews Survive a Pandemic?

5 October 2018

  I wouldn’t say I’m a raging misanthropist.  Some of my closest friends are people.  But if I remember anything from my past lectures, it wasn’t the valuable knowledge that would stand me in good stead for exams.  It was the rapid gunfire of phlegm bullets echoing around the room, mostly going on from September […]

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