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The Diary of a Voluntary Lockdownee

26 September 2020

I’m sure I speak for many student journalists when I say that last week’s news of a voluntary lockdown absolutely thrilled me. Finally, a chance to write about something relevant to every student in St Andrews! I might even break double digits in readership this time! Human misery on a vast scale is like catnip to journalists. I […]

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St Andrews Students Urged To Avoid Pubs, Bars & Restaurants

24 September 2020

In her latest email to students at the University, Principal Sally Mapstone asked students to voluntarily avoid pubs, bars and restaurants – for this weekend only, ‘dependent on case numbers stabilising’. This action is being taken by all Scottish universities. This followed news that a further 5 cases of coronavirus had been reported in the […]

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Review: Rhapsody of Ogygia by ORPH€A

23 September 2020

In our university, we have many successful up-and-coming musicians, and this rich talent is often displayed by STAR, especially by events such as the Bell Pettigrew Sessions. In this article, I’ll be exploring the most recent EP by Kristie, also known as ORPH€A, Rhapsody of Ogygia, with songs inspired by Homer’s Odyssey – so, as […]

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Becoming An Undergraduate At 27

22 September 2020

After I left school in 2010 and didn’t head off to university like most of my peers, I was always under the impression that I’d missed my chance at going on to study for a degree at university. I didn’t succeed as much as I’d like at high school. My grades weren’t bad, but they […]

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Freshers’ Week Party Spreads Covid – Stay In Your Household, Students Told

21 September 2020

This morning, Principal Sally Mapstone sent a follow-up email to her Friday request for a voluntary lockdown. After briefly thanking students for supporting the decision and sacrificing their time, she confirmed four new cases in St Andrews linked to a Freshers Week party. ‘Over 40’ students are now in enforced isolation as a result. The […]

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Principal Asks Students To Go Into Voluntary Lockdown

18 September 2020

In an urgent message sent just before 5pm this afternoon, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Sally Mapstone asked students at the University of St Andrews to observe a voluntary lockdown for the entirety of the weekend, effective almost immediately from 7pm today. The contents of her email follow: Dear Students This is an urgent and important message. […]

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St Andrews In The News

15 September 2020

The summer before I came to St Andrews, our little town was in my newsfeed constantly. Not because anything exciting had actually happened, but because I was compulsively researching it. It made me feel a connection with a place I’d only been to once before, and the more I learned, the less nervous I felt […]

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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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The 93% Club – Inclusive or Divisive?

6 September 2020

Whether you’re an incoming or current student at St Andrews, the elitist culture at the University is well-known. The stereotypical image of St Andrews students presents golf-playing, champagne-drinking Oxford rejects at their ‘royally’ expensive balls. The St Andrews experience is famous for its emphasis on tradition, but also its extremely hard-working student body; in which only 60.2% […]

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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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