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Winter Health and Wellbeing Travel Tips

With exams done and the stress of Christmas and New Year a thing of the past, now is very much the time to turn your thoughts to the relaxing holiday that you deserve. If you’re planning on travelling abroad this winter and want to ensure you stay on top of your health and wellbeing whilst abroad, check out this...

Calling Theresa May a “stupid woman” does not make Corbyn a misogynist

Perhaps it is a little infuriating to watch footage of Jeremy Corbyn – not exactly a diamond in the rough world of politics – potentially calling the Prime Minister a “stupid woman”. It’s even more infuriating to watch him vehemently deny that he uttered the words, instead claiming that he said “stupid people”, in an effort to save his...

Devil’s advocate – Is diet culture damaging?

YES - Milly Butters Every fortnight I sit down to write these articles and I imagine ‘reader reaction’ – I reckon I’m probably that person who defends the things people roll their eyes at. But I promise I’m writing about things that really matter to me and I strongly believe need changing. Pretty high up that list is diet culture....

Gender Sterotypes: Going Unnoticed

Are we as politically correct as we think we are? The divisions between genders seem clearer than ever in our technological society

Where have all the good pubs gone?

We St Andreans are experiencing a grave time in our history. Another great pillar of our community - the illustrious Blue Stane - is closing for “refurbishment.” Of course, it’s folly to believe that this is what’s actually happening: it’s being gutted, transformed, overhauled. It’s undergoing a metamorphosis, a mutation that will see it change beyond all recognition. Where...

Mental Health and Dating Apps: The Low Down

In cities like Chicago, Boston, London, Vienna, or Bratislava most recently, I re-download Grindr. I haven’t used Grindr in St Andrews since my first year here, though. I found that it wasn’t as easy to hide in the home screen full of torsos and blank, black squares. My anxiety over awkwardness that would follow a hookup, a conversation, or...

The Environment – We are all Hypocrites

The world is in dire need of change. Climate change over the past 150 years has resulted in global warming, increased health problems and natural disasters. We are no longer shielded from the horrifying consequences. We all know and want to “save the environment.” From sharing posts about detrimental effects of plastic to volunteering to clean the beaches, we...

Queer History Matters Now More Than Ever

Including the victories and struggles of queer people throughout history should be an important part of modern education, says Linus Erbach.

Devil’s advocate- Should everyone be Vegetarian?

YES- Milly Butters I can almost hear the eye rolling and exasperated sighing coming from meat-eaters before I even begin to defend vegetarianism or veganism. The old line: ‘How do you know someone is a vegetarian/vegan when you meet them? Because they’ve already told you’ is perhaps true. We plant-eaters tend to be very passionate about our preferences for greenery and...

Gratitude: It’s all about perspective

It seems we have a lot to worry and stress about these days- taking time to think and be grateful can really help