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Death in the Quad: A review

Last Saturday, against the St Andrews staple of Welly Ball, On the Rocks presented us with something a little different from the usual event: Death in the Quad. Advertised as a ‘murder mystery dinner’, the evening combined theatre and dining with the audience invited to guess the murderer at the end. There was a real sense of anticipation as we...

Music Is Love presents Blue Moon Sessions

This Tuesday Music is Love will host Blue Moon Sessions. The Saint spoke to Casper Sanderson about the event which promises to be a “heartwarming and magical evening”. Blue Moon Sessions marks a new type of event for Music is Love. The name inspired by conceiving of an event that is a “hidden gem”, Sanderson expanded that like a blue...

On The Rocks welcomes applications until Sunday

On The Rocks is currently in the midst of its application process – societies, students, individuals are all welcome to send in an idea and become a part of the festival until this Sunday, 18 November. The process consists of two steps: first, an online application which can be accessed through their website (ontherocksfestival.com), followed by a meeting at their...

Closer review – entertainment and flair aplenty

Performed with insight and designed with vision, Mermaids’ production of Closer certainly had its effect on the audience. The uninformed viewer, like myself, was pulled magnetically into the cutting humour of Marber, executed with intelligence and timing by this four-person cast, and the set contributes a coldness to match the inability of the characters to achieve romantic fulfilment. The first...

Exclusive: Dr Chris Lusk on reforming University Halls of Residence

Dr Lusk has asked students for their input on the review discussed below. Students are encouraged to reach out to Dr Lusk at clusk@st-andrews.ac.uk. They may also pass along their feedback to Hall Committees or Senior Students who can pass it along to Dr Lusk. Dr Lusk intends to submit her review in late November. Earlier this week The...

Pan-Asian Careers Initiative: Asian Career Forum

Students interested in leaving the UK and searching for job opportunities in Asia after having completed their degree are warmly invited to this year’s Asia Career Forum, which will be held on 13 November at 6:30 pm in Parliament Hall. The event is organised by the Pan-Asian Careers Initiative (PACI), a student-led non-profit organisation founded by St Andrews alumnus Yong...

BREAKING: Police investigating assault on woman on Doubledykes Road

A 22-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted in the early hours of Thursday morning in St Andrews. The assault is said to have taken place on Doubledykes Road at 1.15am. An area around Kinburn playpark, next to the St Andrews museum, had been cordoned off Thursday while police investigated. The area was open again for access by 3pm, with no sign of...

Fame and its follies in ‘A Star is Born’

This is the fourth remake of A Star is Born, telling the story of an unsuccessful female artist being helped to fame by a successful male artist and subsequent lover, which came to cinemas and to everyone’s attention a month ago. It is both Bradley Cooper’s debut as a director and Lady Gaga’s debut as a film actor yet...

The Glass Menagerie: A review

Last week saw Mermaids’ latest production come to the Byre Theatre — this time Tennessee Williams’ famous play The Glass Menagerie, directed by Manaal Mahjoub. Considered to have strong autobiographical elements, the play centres around the struggling Wingfield family in 1930s St Louis. There is the stern but anxious matriarch Amanda, her son Tom who feels trapped by his family,...

Don’t cancel your streaming subscription just yet

If ever you have found yourself scrolling through social media, you will have no doubt stumbled upon a tweet or a Facebook post that goes along the line of: “Why are there no good movies on Netflix?!” Many subscribers to streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime resort to ploughing through the content for what seems like hours...