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Tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

24 September 2020

Following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice and liberal feminist icon, there has been an outpouring of tributes to her legacy. The Record has received two such obituaries, which we are pleased to present below: Notorious RBG – Maddie McCall I remember sitting in the second row of my government class about […]

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For The Record: Research, Rising Cases & Rule-Breakers

13 September 2020

It can be hard to keep up with the news. Even for those of us who try to follow the endless headlines, it’s even harder to track the important topics. Thats why we do the hard work for you, making sure everything is written up each Sunday ‘For The Record’.  Local The big story in […]

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For The Record: Schools, Scottish Labour & Shooting

6 September 2020

It can be hard to keep up with the news. Even for those of us who do manage to pick our way through the endless headlines, it can be even harder to figure out what the important bits are. That’s why The Record is starting a new weekly initiative – For The Record. Each Sunday […]

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Confessions of a Former Unionist

25 August 2020

The 2010s were a rollercoaster ride of a decade when it came to politics. It has been confusing, upsetting and, in some cases, terrifying seeing the path that countries around the world are taking. Looking back though, there’s one vote that I’ve grown to regret more and more as the years have gone by. I’m […]

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Let’s Talk About Feminism

17 August 2020

When a woman says they are a feminist, they have to preface it with “I don’t think women are better than men and I don’t hate men”. In this day and age, feminism is unjustly connoted as a radical movement. The initial wave of feminism in the early ninetieth century emerged to fight the oppression […]

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What To Do With Donald Trump In November

11 August 2020

As a Scot looking in, I would like to think I have a good read on America. I’ve visited the country, take more than a passing interest in their current affairs and study alongside literally thousands of them. My thoughts on America is that it is equally, if not more, mental than any other country. My hypothesis was […]

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President-ing In A Pandemic

3 August 2020

My name is Jamie, and until the 30th of June this year I was President of the Students’ Association at the University of St Andrews. While I wouldn’t say my former job ranks anywhere near the most challenging to do during a pandemic, the experience has at least been interesting enough that I think it’s […]

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Jeff Bezos Made $13 Billion in a Day, and Times Readers are Loving It

29 July 2020

Yes, I read The Times. No, I don’t own a Barbour jacket. But occasionally I like to peer into the minds of those who certainly do, and in such moments, I turn to The Times’ comments pages. Today, dear reader, I invite you along with me, as together we hear the arguments in favour of […]

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Theatres and Coronavirus: The Final Curtain Call for the UK’s Arts Industry

27 July 2020

Earlier this month the government announced a £1.57bn support package aiming to “protect Britain’s world-class cultural, arts and heritage institutions” after weeks of lobbying from industry leaders. The support package from the government includes: A £1.15bn support pot for cultural organisations in England delivered through a mix of grants and loans. This will be made up […]

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New Leader, New Labour?

13 July 2020

Politics isn’t easy when the public won’t take you seriously, and after a decade out of office there comes a point when you have to wonder whether the problem is you, not them. Scandals reported in progressively shrill headlines don’t help matters, and the opportunities given by another five years in the wilderness don’t stretch […]

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