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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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Advice for Starting Second Semester

Written by on 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

Written by on 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

Written by on 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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Why Music Tuition Must Be Protected

Written by on 1 October 2018

In 2017, Edinburgh Council attempted to close down its most famous music school, and proposed further cuts to state schools music budgets. This was met with fury from hundreds of music teachers and pupils across the city, and prompting the Council to drop the proposals. Now, budget cuts have again been proposed that will halve […]

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Love Letter To: Brooklyn 99

Written by on 22 September 2018

  I understand that this is a weird time to write about this particular subject, that it might have been more pertinent to talk about the importance on Brooklyn 99 earlier this year, when it was dramatically cancelled and then uncancelled, or later, when season 6 comes out. But it was coming back to University […]

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Top Ten Tips for Starting Uni

Written by on 29 August 2018

  In the post A Level results day haze of last summer my Google Search History showed only one type of thing. “What to do in Freshers”, “How to have the best Freshers Week ever”, “Top 50 things you shouldn’t forget to do in Freshers Week”. I was obsessed. After all, you only really get […]

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