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My turn to spill the tea

The tension in the air this week is practically palpable. Intermingled in all those polite conversations about the weather and impending deadlines, will be the inevitable question of summer internships. Like a dreaded albatross hung round our neck as soon as we say goodbye to Christmas, the pressure to find and secure that two-week spot in the City weighs on...

Making the most of rhubarb season

Frugal and delicious, with its strangely pink stems, rhubarb has long since caused confusion regarding its classification – fruit or vegetable? Technically it is a vegetable, but its predominant use in sweet desserts evidently caused such confusion in the United States that a 1947 customers’ court ruling felt compelled to clear the matter up and deemed it a fruit. In...

10 reasons NOT to be a lawyer

1. People don’t like lawyers. Lawyers are not nurses or Salvation Army charity workers. If you decide to pursue a career in the law, you will not necessarily go to heaven. 2. Not all lawyers make a lot of money. If you work in a small legal aid practice in Liverpool, the pay is very different to that of a...

On the bravery of women

St Andrews was lucky to recently host ‘feministas en resistancia’ Mercédes Laínez and Evelyn Cueller, who attended the SLAS conference to speak about the continued struggle for women’s rights and democracy in Honduras. After hearing their inspiring stories, we felt compelled to interview them for The Saint, so that more students can learn about their struggle. Feminism has different meanings...

Kate Kennedy Speaks

The Kate Kennedy Procession marched through town last Saturday; complete with men dressed in drag and ponies on parade. This procession is the crown jewel of the Kate Kennedy Club, the infamous all-male organization at the University of St Andrews. The prominent club is also one of the most secretive and exclusive societies in town, spawning several rumours. Leopold Thun...

Travels in the Balearic Islands

When you think of Mallorca, you probably think of sun. In fact, living in Scotland what you think when you hear about a lot of places is probably the prospect of sun. But as well as the promise of warm temperatures, a holiday in Mallorca has plenty more to offer visitors than just a sun tan. It may be...

Pluscarden Abbey

Pluscarden Abbey is the only medieval monastery that is still in use today in the UK. A three-hour train journey from Leuchars, it is a great retreat spot for anyone looking to get away from their studies without travelling too far. The abbey itself is striking, but not ostentatious. Founded in the 13th century, much of the building has...

“The Only Problem, You’re Kate Middleton……”

Rebecca Black has done it, as have Susan Boyle and LonelyGirl 15. But could a video posted by St Andrews University all male a cappella group, The Other Guys, be set to become the latest YouTube viral sensation? For many students at university, it’s all too easy to relate to the dilemma of falling for someone slightly out of your...

Day 34: Wir trafen uns in einem Garten

Cross-posted at vegansmarties April 12, 2011 Since enjoying peanut butter sandwiches for breakfast every day at my friend’s house last week, I’ve been craving peanut butter. This is bad, since I normally was proud to be resistant to the stuff. However, I managed to find a way to incorporate it into vegan meals! The first one I made because I was interested...

Scotland in Miniature

If you are a JSA, a JYA or maybe just one of the many foreign students who study in St Andrews you may feel like you will never get the time to visit all the places you would like to see in Scotland. Thankfully there is a solution in the form The Island of Arran, otherwise known as “Scotland...