Thursday, February 23, 2017
Whether you’re walking down the street, sitting in a café or pub, or simply looking around a lecture theatre, an abundance of screens will meet your gaze. This is because, for the modern student, social media is the go-to source for everything from juicy gossip to political debates. But what would life in St Andrews be like without it? The Saint surveyed 100 students and found that 64 per...

36 hours in Denver

As a born and bred Coloradan, the first question I get asked, after the obvious yet somewhat suspicious “so you’ve done pot?” is always “you must be a big skier, then?” Well, the sad truth is no. I have never been skiing. Although Breckenridge, Aspen, Vail – all the renowned resorts – are only a few hours’ distance from my house, and I can see the glorious, snow-capped...
Just 24 hours after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, students from the University of St Andrews made their voices heard at the Women’s March on Washington and other “sister” marches held around the United States and across the globe. Numerous US media outlets have called the women’s marches held in Washington and cities...
Being a language student, I always knew that I would have the opportunity to go abroad for a year. It was, without a doubt, an experience that I had been looking forward to since school days. After practising verb tenses, building up endless banks of vocab and learning to appreciate films and books in Italian, I was desperate to...
The Sassy Coconut is a healthy meals business run by Ella-Daisy Williams, a Third year Arabic and French student at the University. The business was created just over a year ago and has gone from strength to strength since its humble beginnings selling cheesecake. Last week, The Sassy Coconut brought out a range of healthy ready-meals –– stews, curries, chillis,...

Why am I so SAD?

The seasons are something we all experience. They are an unavoidable part of being human. But the way winter affects our overall mood can have a worryingly negative impact upon mental health. We begin the academic year with confidence and optimism. September passes, October greets us, and before we know it, November is here. Suddenly, things change. Donald Trump wins some election, the John Lewis advert just doesn’t quite...

36 hours in Hull

Kingston-upon-Hull, or Hull, or ‘ull, as it is widely known by its inhabitants, is a small city on the coast of northeast England. Once one of the most prosperous ports in the world, Hull endured furious bombing during the Second World War. Hull's economy and reputation deteriorated even further not twenty years later because of the collapse of its fishing industry. In 2013, Hull was named the United Kingdom’s “City...
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