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St Andrews Student Housing: Ridiculous, Expensive, and Unfair

There are many things that make St Andrews a unique place to go to university, and the student ambassadors on my open day wasted no time in shoving them all down my throat: Pubs! Beaches! Traditions! Cathedral! Golf! You know, the typical spiel that most student tour guides are probably forced to regurgitate. They needn’t have gone through such...

A Local Resident’s Perspective on St Andrews Housing

I offered to write this piece, not because I expect to convert readers of The Saint to the residents’ point of view but in the hope that it might contribute to an understanding of where we residents are coming from. And I want to emphasise that we are neither anti-University nor anti-student - I know of no resident who...

Viral Content: The Internet’s Circulatory System

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Viral internet culture is, for the most part, frustrating. At times, though, I must admit I am grateful for anything from political revelations to “world star” moments. A personal favourite of mine was an article that Buzzfeed ran on a senior in high school from a town about two hours from my own who took his senior pictures in...

We Must Regulate Speech In Order To Keep It Free

In August of last year major platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Spotify permanently removed the alt- right accounts of Alex Jones (no, not that Alex Jones of One Show fame – this is the Alex Jones of Infowars infamy – think tinfoil hats and a disconcerting level of concern for the sexuality of frogs). But amongst these social...

Your Tuition Fees Shouldn’t Buy My Dinners: The Union Debating Society Needs To Change

Consider the following. A king prawn and mango salad. Scallops served with foie gras. Two twelve-ounce fillet steaks, three bottles of wine, two shots of baileys and four chocolate-orange cheesecakes. A boozy meal for two at a Kate Kennedy get-together, you may surmise? But no, this smorgasbord of decadent delicacies, costing in excess of one hundred and twenty pounds,...

Devil’s Advocate – Should the UK have a second referendum on Brexit?

Yes - Max Waller We are now in a much better position to know what Brexit looks like compared to the 2016 referendum. A referendum which saw a debate consisting of lies and electoral fraud. We are now in a position to have a sober and informed discussion about what a vote for Brexit means, and about whether it’s what...

Lessons From My First Semester At University: How I’m Managing My Mistakes

University seems to be one of those experiences that acquires a rose-tinted filter over time. If you ask the average adult about their experiences at university, you’re likely to feel uncomfortable that you’re not enjoying ‘the best years of your life’ every night, spending the entirety of first year in a drunken state, and staying as far from the...

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....