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American Dreams: The Bus 52 Campaign

This summer, a St Andrews philanthropic campaign will kick off, but with a bit of a twist. Bus 52 is a year long project looking at highlighting and profiling people around the United States, who are making a difference in the everyday lives of others in their community. Driving around in a converted school bus, a group of graduates...

Taking the creative plunge

The world of the freelance writer, artist or actor can often be a tough and uncertain one. For creative souls, living close to the breadline, without the security of holiday pay, pension schemes, health insurance and always searching for their life-changing “break” is hard. Artists and actors are often forced to seek alternative employment merely to survive while they use...

Travelling to Tuscany on a budget

“P.S…are you going on Ryanair? If so, good luck…” These were the words of comfort I received from the Features Editor before I set off on my trip to Tuscany over the inter-semester break. Mid-flight, this got me thinking - are budget airlines really all that bad? They provide us with cheap flights, making our breaks affordable and cheerful…. or so...

How to be a proper English gentleman

Traditional British etiquette is hard to find in today’s modern society. As Sir Patrick Moore once said, the height of Englishness is “good manners”. Many of us would like to think that we are quite polite: holding the door open for others, veiling one’s mouth whilst yawning. Yet, it seems the ushering in of the modern era has long...

My turn to spill the tea

Every Tuesday night for the past six weeks, my eyes have been glued to Channel 4’s jaw-dropping, eye-opening, chav extravaganza that is My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. Not one to ordinarily promote the watching of vacuous TV, I have religiously been turning on my television at 8.55pm each week to witness the most ridiculous programme this side of the Atlantic. Advertised...

Whilst in Egypt

"Sorry for the inconvenience, but we’re building Egypt” One day after Hosni Mubarak resigned to the will of the Egyptians, whilst people were cleaning up and the traffic was getting back to normal, this sign could be read in Tahrir Square at the centre of Cairo. It summarizes my personal experience as a student living in Egypt, before returning some...

The Royal Family of the 21st century

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a graduate student in possession of a degree from St Andrews must be in want of a spouse. Throughout their university careers, a single statistic haunts every St Andrews student from the very first day - one in three graduates from St Andrews go on to marry a fellow student. The announcement of...

SKØL, KØBENHAVN!

Ever thought you’d be able to recite the rules of netball in Danish? Neither did Isobel Turner. However, after 5 months living in Copenhagen, she has more than a few stories to tell…

Into the Wild

Adam Boggon takes his body on an adrenaline adventure through the cold and windy Scottish Highlands.

Trains, Planes and Automobiles: a Christmas Ferry-tale

Susann Landefeld on her epic journey home, through chaotic snowy conditions, from Scotland to Germany…