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Exclusive: An interview with LPGA Golf legend Renee Powell

Editor-in-Chief Olivia Gavoyannis meets Renee Powell to talk about adversity, determination and her ongoing love affair with the home of golf.

Students invited to Enterprise Week keynote event

The St Andrews Business Club is encouraging students to attend their headline event as part of the University of St Andrews' Enterprise Week 2018. The keynote talk will feature four prominent entrepreneurs who will speak of their experiences in the business world and will answer questions. Business leaders Chris van der Kuyl, Sam Trett, Lizzie Brough, and Jen Munro will...

Dundee V&A opening: “A living room for the city”

On Wednesday at 9 am I made my way across to Dundee to catch a glimpse of the sun-soaked oak panels of the dramatic new V&A building. As you cross the Tay Bridge the museum stands on the Dundee shorefront, impossible to miss. Sydney might have the Opera House but Dundee has the V&Tay! It may be a completely new...

St Andrews professor Nick Rengger passes away

On Monday 18 September, Principal Sally Mapstone announced the death of Professor Nick Rengger, who passed away over the weekend. The cause of death was not noted, though funeral arrangements are expected to be announced soon by the University of St Andrews Chaplaincy. Professor Rengger worked in a variety of fields, including Political Theory and International Relations as well as History,...

“Rugby is a release, it has to be fun”: An interview with Scott Lawson

Rugby is a sport on the up. From increasing TV revenue, higher playing standards and more fans coming through the turnstiles across the UK and beyond, there’s a lot for enthusiasts and players to be happy about. It’s a sport that still has refreshing levels of honesty from players and coaches and is highly accessible for those with a...

St Andrews to go Car Free

Market Street will be closed off to motor vehicles from 9am to 5pm on Saturday 22 September to encourage cleaner transport. The closure will be in effect on Market Street (from the junction with Bell Street to Union Street) and Church Street and will mark the first time St Andrews has participated in World Car Free Day. World Car Free...

These Winding Roads: Sutton United’s European Tour

“What are you up to on Saturday?” “Oh, I’m covering the Sutton United game in the Scottish Challenge Cup”. “Sutton? As in South London’s Sutton United? “Yes, the very same.” “But why are they in the Scottish Challenge Cup? They’re an English non-league team?” Imagine that conversation, several times over, sometimes with expletives in and sometimes out. That was what I went...

Exams in Humanities should be scrapped

Perhaps the start of the semester isn’t the best time to talk about its end, but here we go. Students studying humanities, from anthropology to film studies, will face written exams at the end of the semester. For those who don’t know: Exams in humanities usually consist in writing two or three essays within two to three hours by...

Uber-Taxi Face-off in Madrid: musings on innovation and change

Last Monday the sun rose over Madrid approximately ten minutes after seven. By mid-morning, the promise of an ordinary summer day began to vanish as the city’s 15,000 taxi drivers slowly started parking their cars along its main artery, Paseo de la Castellana. By the afternoon, the capital city was virtually paralysed: traffic having crawled to a standstill along...