Sunday, May 28, 2017
The archetypal writer is a mysterious creature. Are they brooding outsiders? Unassuming wallflowers silently storing up material? Or else do we envisage the Hemingway-esque figure setting up shop in Parisian cafés, drinking and name-dropping to excess? Inklight, St Andrews’ creative writing society, has disproved these stereotypes time and again this semester, providing St Andrews with an unpretentious, supportive and talented...

Label shakes things up

The first thing most students know about Label Fashion Show is that it is a completely new addition to the St Andrews (already quite full) fashion scene. It aims to be a completely original event and presents a modern goal: to provide a fashion show that promotes body positivity over fashion trends or conventional beauty standards. According to their...
The application process for the Laidlaw Undergraduate Internship Programme in Research and Leadership is now open. For those of you who do not know what this is, it is a unique programme designed to equip students with the skills to become leaders in their chosen occupations beyond university. Even though you may think that ‘The Bubble’ has already provided...
Teach First and Frontline are transforming their industries by attracting first-rate students to tough fields
A beginner’s guide to supporting a friend with a mental illness

The student body politic

Photo: Lorelei Pfeffer   Local MP Stephen Gethins sits down with Features editor Emma Freer to discuss his agenda and why students should care about it. Since his election last May, Stephen Gethins has been busy serving as the MP for North East Fife, has been elected to Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, and has continued to serve as the SNP spokesperson to...
Laura Ryan reviews Topping & Co's intriguing literary event with Jeanette Winterson
A student petition quickly prompted a name change of the Union's new Friday club night. But are we becoming too sensitive for our own good?
Topping & Company hosts a lot of events. A multitude of writers and poets alike have passed through their doors, and in the coming months, they have a reading scheduled every few days. However one reading, this past Tuesday, was different. Why? Because Don Paterson was the invited speaker. Who is Don Paterson and what makes him so different...
On 21 September, St Andrews was lucky enough to play host to former NASA astronaut and all-around inspiring guy Duane Carey. Here to speak to both the department of physics and the wider University, Mr Carey was yet another star to add to the list of notable people who have spoken at St Andrews so far this semester. Mr Carey’s...