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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.

RASA: Supporting Scotland’s Refugees

Deputy features editor Siobhan Ali discusses the recent campaign calling on the university to introduce a Refugee Scholarship, and other projects a group of students are undertaking in their strive for inclusivity.

Knowledge for Sale

Deputy Features Editor Alice Bessonova explores the ethical and moral implications of using 'essay mills' and external companies to write university dissertations