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Why Students Don’t Need to Worry About What’s in the Vaccine

15 January 2021

I’d like to think that anyone attending university is educated enough to not be an anti-vaxxer, but nothing really surprises me anymore these days. It genuinely pains me to see how many people around my age have posted on social media about how they will flat-out refuse to take the vaccine once it is available […]

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Should Football Be Continuing?

10 January 2021

This conversation between George Watts and Joel Butcher featured on Two’s Kompany, the Sunday 4pm STAR show, and was adapted by Joel. Tune in to hear more like it! Back to Microsoft Teams calls. In the last 12 months, life has made tortoises of all of us. Permanently attached to our homes, being stowed away […]

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For The Record: Boris, Bullying & Blorgia 

22 November 2020

It can be difficult to keep up with the news. That’s why we do the hard work for you, making sure everything is written up each Sunday ‘For The Record’. Local With regards to Covid, local news continued along the same trends followed in previous weeks. An alcohol ban on the ScotRail network came into […]

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For The Record: Christmas, Corbyn & Covid

1 November 2020

It can be hard to keep up with the news. That’s why we do the hard work for you, making sure everything is written up each Sunday ‘For The Record’. Local Overall, it’s been a quiet week for local news. The deputy first minister, John Swinney, said that students not being able to return home […]

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For The Record: Nationalists, No Deal & New Zealand

18 October 2020

It can be hard to keep up with the news. That’s why we do the hard work for you, making sure everything is written up each Sunday ‘For The Record’. Local It was quite a quiet week in local news; there were few Scottish stories, and few headlines from St Andrews itself. No single headline […]

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Music I Listened To During Lockdown

10 October 2020

“I am gonna make it through this year, even if it kills me.” John Darnielle sang this line in 2005, as part of the song This Year in the album Sunset Tree. It seems to fit 2020 like a glove.  During lockdown, most of what I did involved listening to The Mountain Goats almost religiously. […]

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For The Love Of Hugs

6 October 2020

It’s a strange world we are currently living in. Stranger than normal. The strangest part for me is the thing I didn’t think I would miss – hugs. Physical interaction in general. A tap on the shoulder or a drunken group hug after a night out. I haven’t been the only one feeling the absence of human interaction […]

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For The Record: Controversy, Conference & Campaigning

4 October 2020

It can be hard to keep up with the news. Thats why we do the hard work for you, making sure everything is written up each Sunday ‘For The Record’.  Local The main stories in local news this week continued to focus on the growing outbreak of coronavirus cases at the university. Total cases rose […]

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COVID Coverage: Why Is No One Talking About Malaysia?

3 October 2020

Since arriving in St Andrews, one of the most common questions I am asked as an international student is ‘how was quarantine?’. My answer is simple: I didn’t have to quarantine. This is often followed by confused looks. If I flew from Malaysia, surely I had to quarantine? Malaysia is certainly not a High-Income Country […]

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Freshers in a Pandemic

29 September 2020

Freshers is one of the most hotly anticipated events of first year, the big thing to look forward to after the end of compulsory education. Obviously this year it looked quite different, and my experience as a fresher has been coloured with the shade of a pandemic hanging over our heads. Although the news gives a grim cast to […]

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