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A guide to hosting Thanksgiving

If you are one of the many Americans in St Andrews, there is hardly a time to feel more homesick than on Thanksgiving. Instead of clicking through Instagram stories of all your friends being home, it’s best that you prepare a Friendsgiving that will take your mind off it. There are many steps towards making your Friendsgiving go according to...

A day of On The Rocks brought to November: On The Pebbles

This Saturday the 24th On The Rocks will be hosting On The Pebbles, a one-day teaser of next semester’s festival compiling 10 major events in various locations and venues. Publicity Manager Holly Scrivener revealed the broadened scope of the weekend’s shows that the On The Rocks committee encourages audiences to keep an eye out for, including pop-up events from...

The moral complexities of the self-driving car

Imagine you are a self-driving car. You hit a bump in the road that your many sensors couldn’t predict, causing you to veer off the road. Your two options are to swerve to hit a tree killing your passenger, or stay on course and kill two pedestrians that happen to be passing by. How can you program something to...

Saints slump to disappointing defeat against Dundee

Two tries in the last 15 minutes were not enough as an under-strength University of St Andrews Men’s Rugby 1st XV fell to a 30-21 defeat against local rivals Dundee this past Wednesday at University Park. Saints had entered the game as favourites, despite having to make four changes, as they had beaten Dundee 24-12 away last month and responded...

Review: Sweet Charity

I always look forward to the Just So Byre offering, and this year did not disappoint. Sweet Charity is one of those musicals where the songs just stick, and it definitely fits the genre of a comédie musicale (as the French call it) with lots of belly laughter moments. The show tells the story of Charity, a taxi dancer at...

Progress Report: Nick Farrer, Director of Wellbeing

Following their election in March, we often hear very little of the Sabbatical Officers and how they’ve adapted to their respective roles and what they’re working on until they announce something or comment on an ongoing issue. Well, unless you read the all-student email sent out every week by the Sabbs, something the current Director of Wellbeing (DoWell), Nick...

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...