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Students’ Association promotes participation in European Parliamentary Elections

Today, 9 May 2019, annual celebrations are taking place across Europe for "Europe Day," marking the anniversary of the Schuman declaration and acknowledging peace and unity across Europe. Just two weeks after these celebrations take place, on 23 May 2019, eligible European citizens will have a chance to vote in the European Parliamentary elections. The European Parliament is the only...

St Regulus Hall raises funds in memory of Felicia Llena

Last month, Felicia Llena, a first-year biology student at the University of St Andrews, passed away at 18. Now, her friends and fellow residents of St Regulus Hall are raising funds to purchase a bench in her honour, as well as raising awareness towards mental health. Ms Llena spent her first year of University in St Regulus Hall and...

Saints storm to Fife success

While most of St Andrews is in the library, or recovering from a messy Friday night, the St Andrews Men’s Saturday Amateur team are down at the Sports Centre, or out in the Kingdom of Fife playing in its amateur football association first division. Featuring players from all over the St Andrews football club, the Fife team have been playing...

Mammacita in St Andrews announces closure

Mammacita, St Andrews’ popular location for Mexican food, is closing its doors later this month. The hotspot for tapas, fajitas, and frozen margaritas announced its closure earlier today via Facebook post, confirming that the restaurant will be closing on Sunday 12 May. The Facebook post added that customers looking for great food and drinks should head down to their...

St Andrews professor, Dr Valerie Smith, passes away

Principal Sally Mapstone announced today the death of Dr Valerie Smith, known as Val, who passed away on Thursday 2 May after battling cancer. Funeral arrangements are expected to be announced soon by the University of St Andrews Chaplaincy. Dr Smith worked as an academic in the School of Biology and had gained international recognition for her work with comparative immunology,...

Letter to the Editor: HMO ban

Linda Holt is a councillor of East Neuk & Landward, sitting on the Fife Council. The opinions expressed in this letter are her own, and not representative of the views of the society. Sir, I read the outgoing editor's column with some regret. Despite now having completed his university education, he remains astonishingly ignorant about local authorities, specifically what Fife Council...

Fife Councillors have “failed the youth of St Andrews” over controversial HMO decision

Fife councilors have recently agreed on a 0 percent increase in HMOs, or houses of multiple occupancies, in St Andrews, sparking outrage, particularly amongst the University’s student body.

Boxing and Fight Club comes to blows over safety

On 15 April, the day before the Fight Club event in Dundee, the Boxing Club issued a Facebook statement condemning it as White Collar boxing, making it unlicensed, dangerous, and an affront to amateur boxing.

St Andrews student close to raising over £100,000 target to help with rare bone cancer

Scott Stinson, 25, is a chemistry graduate from Dundrum, Northern Ireland, who specialises in cancer research at the University of St Andrews.

Editorial: Issue 230

The decision to maintain a 0 per cent increase on the number of HMOs in this town for the next three years is a significant disappointment, second only to how councillors have characterised the report into “locked rooms” led by the Students’ Association.