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Common Objections to Axing the Tampon Tax — And What You Can Say in Response

15 September 2019

This Summer I worked for a Law & Policy organization called Period Equity. Period Equity is an organization that fights for all kinds of issues surrounding menstrual equity, but currently our main focus is on getting rid of the luxury sales tax on tampons and other menstrual products. While Period Equity is an American organization, I […]

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An Ode to Nancy Thompson: The Best Final Girl

3 September 2019

Picture it. You’re running down a dark alleyway in a big city. Maybe it’s the dark forest at the edge of a campsite, or a haunted hallway in a creaky old house. Could even be a spaceship – take your pick. A deranged killer with a fun gimmick and a bomb-ass soundtrack is stalking you […]

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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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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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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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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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