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The Thin White Duke – David Bowie’s Fascist alter-ego

13 August 2019

Alter-egos are synonymous with David Bowie. Whether talking of the renowned Ziggy Stardust, Halloween Jack or Aladdin Sane, Bowie’s theatrical performance gave a persona to each album he made. But in January 1976, with the release of Station to Station, he took on his final role of the Thin White Duke.   On the back of his […]

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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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The state of housing in St Andrews is everyone’s fault.

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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Grabbing life by the….sled dogs?

5 December 2018

Fjallraven Polar 2019 Expedition is a 300km dogsled expedition through the arctic circle in Northern Scandinavia. Taking place over six days in April, the expedition is sponsored by the Fjallraven outdoor clothing company, whose equipment all the participants use. The idea is to show that with the right equipment, anybody can survive difficult conditions, so […]

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Gofundour disaster lives

3 December 2018

It truly was a crackin’ party. Crackin’ tunes, crackin’ vibes, crackin’ company and a crackin’… bed. Pre-event, Tom and I discussed, “People jumping on the bed. That’ll be fine. It’s strong. Let the people dance.”   Oh how wrong we were.   I woke up the morning after, ready to clean up the party mess. […]

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A tribute to Stan Lee

14 November 2018

So, I don’t know if any of you have seen this, but there seems to be a fairly nasty hoax floating around the internet. I don’t know if it’s malice, or just ignorance that is responsible, but my timeline seems to be full of people participating in it. You might have yourself. The hoax, as […]

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Why i’m taking on the government on behalf of students everywhere.

7 November 2018

Some of you may or may not have seen a petition going around Facebook regarding Universal Credit and students. If you have then you may be wondering what the fuss is about. Let me tell you a story. I could go on forever, but I’ll try and keep it short. I am one of a […]

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Meet the woman bringing Burlesque to The Bubble

31 October 2018

For what is essentially a small fishing town in the North East of Fife, St Andrews has quite the cultural scene, with more balls, fashion shows and events than is appropriate or necessary. One thing we don’t have, however, is a professional Burlesque show.   Enter Hannah Rose- or, to give her her stage name, […]

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Top Five Things to Do Over Reading Week

22 October 2018

  Whether you’re staying in St. Andrews or heading home for reading week, it’s easy to become a couch potato. But instead of binging Netflix and sleeping until the afternoon here’s some ideas about the best ways to fill your week off. BAKE You don’t have to be the next Mary Berry or Paul Hollywood […]

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The Record’s Raisin Drinking Game

17 October 2018

We’re less than a week away from Raisin, a day of wholesome family fun with games, friends, food, bonding, and the occasional beverage. To make sure those beverages are frequent enough, we would like to introduce you to a failsafe Raisin drinking game for families and friends alike, guaranteed to give you a good time […]

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