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A night at The BOP won me a trip to London

As a seasoned competition loser, I had little hope that, out of 300 people who participated in a Facebook competition post to win a trip to London, my friend Ryan and I would be selected. So when the DJ at Brit BOP interrupted “Wannabe” by Spice Girls to announce our names, we experienced a cacophony of emotions, from excitement...

Overseas series: Alex Hardie

Alex Hardie writes about her experience teaching English in the sunny town of La Herradura in Spain

GIG21: Raising Awareness of Mental Health in Young People

Throughout history, mental illness, and especially suicide, have long been considered taboo subjects. Despite efforts to open up a dialogue, stigma still prevents many people from talking about suicide at all. In Scotland, awareness about suicide increased this year, following the tragic death of musician Scott Hutchison from the band Frightened Rabbit in May 2018. However, statistics show that...

Booze, business and brotherhood

The Lowenstein brothers have only been at St Andrews for one semester, yet their “First Kiss” video has already caused quite a stir. Both have a keen interest in marketing and entrepreneurship as seen in their latest venture: The St Andrews Gin Society. Over a requisite Gin and Tonic, Toby (21) and Jonah (18) Lowenstein converse about their most...

In Conversation with Alan Rusbridger

“One word of truth shall outweigh the whole world.” “Comment is free, but facts are sacred.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, in his acceptance speech for the 1971 Nobel Prize for Literature, declared the first. He was not primarily a journalist: he was a novelist, a dissident whose writings exposed the horrors of the Soviet “gulag archipelago.” The second was written by CP...

The Devil Wears Barbour

February is a big month for the future of your closet. Not because of the New York fashion week. Nor the London fashion week. Or Paris. Or Milan. No, the real fashion week that really matters is one in the insular seaside municipal of St Andrews. St Andrews “fashion week” is more of a season—vaguely late winter or early spring....

Travel-Hub Tips Part 2: Southern Italy

Caitlin Russell continues her European Travel-Hub series, sharing the benefits of a Naples base when looking to explore the wonders of the Amalfi Coast on a budget.

January Travel-Hub Top Tips for Students

Planning to kickstart 2019 exploring Europe? Travel blogger and fourth year student Caitlin Russell offers her top tips for using the Travel-Hub method.

A Helpful How-To for the Dreaded Thank You Letter

You feign excitement as you tear the paper off another gift which makes you think, "Do they really know me?". Abby Li comes to your rescue with prompts for when you just don't know how to say thank you, and mean it.

Loveless Actually?

Angus Neale takes a closer look at a Christmas film favourite, Love Actually, reassessing the ways in which it portrays its title emotion.