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Issue 145

It was while jostling for a drink in the Union bar last week – amongst impeccably well mannered, considerate, sober first years out for a quiet drink – that a question struck me, seemingly from above, like a neat, grey-white globule of pigeon poo: Does God actually exist? The question has occurred to me a few times before, quietly yet...

Cultural Cockups

By Francesca Vaghi In Social Anthropology, one of the first lessons I got taught was that cultures are diverse. This does not only apply for the big things, like speaking a native language, practicing witchcraft rituals, wearing baseball caps or the use of cutlery. It also refers to more discreet codes of behaviour, which can make an even bigger impact...

The New Union

The new Students' Association President, Owen Wilton, sits down with The Saint to talk about the job so far and the year ahead

Oh, the places you’ll go

Susann Landefeld previews life after St Andrews

The Fringe, with love and squalor

Hayley Camis on a successful show at the Edinburgh Fringe, minus ladyboys

A university degree & the chance of a lifetime

Ananda Rabindranath on his academic adventures

Arabian Days

Jan Hagedorn on the incidents of complete cultural immersion

The essential Fresher’s night out

By Melissa Steel Starting university can be a difficult and confusing time in anyone’s life. There is so much to think about- a new timetable, independent living and just how much punishment your liver can stand over the next four years. Your first semester is the perfect time to investigate all of this, and this easy to follow guide sets...

Issue 144

This is not a great time to be a young, doe-eyed student looking towards entering the job market. If you have seen the headlines, watched the news, or listened to the radio in the last two years, you probably have heard that these are difficult times. Jobless rates are hitting record highs around the world. In Scotland, unemployment just rose...