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Monday, March 25, 2019

No Alternative Facts: Science in the Era of Fake News

In this article, Deputy Features Editor Tas Vamos explores how our perception of science, objective facts, and universal truths has changed as a result of the constant barrage of fake news.

Seeking Out Truth in Globalised Times

Deputy Features Editor Cate Hanlon sits down with with St Andrews students from Scotland and the US to ascertain how their perceptions of news differ. Are American and British news sources really that different, is how we get our information integral to how we understand it?

UK General Election Manifestos: what to look out for?

Deputy features editor Julia Bennett provides a general overview of the UK elections manifestos, and suggests some topics St Andrews students might like to familiarise themselves with.

Students stand against Trump

Just 24 hours after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, students from the University of St Andrews made...

The Final Countdown: the development of Brexit polls and media headlines

The Saint brings you a timeline of significant dates and statistics from both sides of the EU Referendum campaign.

Brexit and the Bubble

Politics, despite popular misconceptions, affects our lives in several ways. A Brexit would have serious repercussions in St Andrews, since both the financial structure...

Should we stay or should we go?

Considering the pros and cons of a Brexit

The polls are in

How St Andrews students view the 2016 presidential candidates

Busting the myth of the Calais jungle

Two blondes in a small blue car drive into the refugee camp. Is this a new blonde joke? Seeking out the high vis-jacketed volunteers,...

Trigger Happy: Maddie Armstrong asks should university really be a ‘safe...

In her first interview as the vice chancellor of the University of Oxford earlier this month, former principal of St Andrews Louise Richardson boldly...