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The Back Door of the Fringe

15 August 2018

On the third day of my Fringe internship, I quietly put my pass and keys in the drawer, left the building and sent a short email saying that I wasn’t coming back. I was working long hours photocopying press cuttings with virtually no breaks, and only free tickets for shows I had no time to […]

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Barbecues vs Nature

4 June 2018

Now that the mental necrosis-inducing monotony of exam revision has ended, we have cause for celebration.  Before we move onto the frightening world of work, postgraduate study or just another year of uni, summer stretches out before us to distract ourselves from impending adulthood.  And while some, like me, are kept in a lab or […]

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HMO Horror Stories

11 May 2018

  Fife Councillors recently voted- despite objective, third party evidence that the policy was not working– to maintain the HMO ban in St Andrews, and in doing so squandered an opportunity to make living in St Andrews much easier and more affordable. To quote Association President Lewis Wood: “(The HMO ban) is part of a vicious […]

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Top Ten Songs to Study To

4 May 2018

Exam season is upon us once again which (for me at least) means plenty of time scrolling through my music to find that perfect song to listen to when I eventually get round to studying. Getting your study playlist just right is an excellent procrastination method so to help you get straight to the books […]

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Label Fashion Show: A Review

19 April 2018

  In a town where the market for fashion shows is pretty much completely saturated, it seems inevitable that a hierarchy will form. FS and DW at the top, everyone else down below. Attending Label 2018, however, has made me rethink my perceptions of lower-budgeted, and apparently lesser fashion shows. While I was sceptical about […]

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Preview: St Andrews Charity Polo Tournament

18 April 2018

STAR News writer Anya Moffatova caught up with the people behind one of St Andrew’s biggest events to bring you this preview. 1) What 3 words best sum up this years polo tournament?  Rosé, Rosé, Rosé 2) What in particular should guests be on the lookout for?  Look out for our Instagram wall for selfies with […]

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Cynical Sessions: Since U Been Gone

5 February 2017

It was cool but it was all pretend… I can breathe for the first time.

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Review: Welly Ball Afterparty

17 November 2016

We review the Welly Ball 2016 Afterparty.

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Cynical Sessions: Band-Aids Don’t Fix Bullet Holes

11 November 2016

Sarabeth Murray analyses “Bad Blood” in the wake of the 2016 Presidential Election.

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Cynical Sessions: The Communist Implications of “Cheerleader”

30 October 2016

Sarabeth Murray Maybe one of the most frustratingly catchiest songs ever written, you could argue that Omi took the world by storm last year when he released “Cheerleader”. Undeniably a classic 2015 summer hit, the overly cheerful melody didn’t waste any time invading my thoughts; clearly it was quite the feat of musical genius. The […]

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