Thursday, February 23, 2017
Considering the pros and cons of a Brexit

The polls are in

How St Andrews students view the 2016 presidential candidates
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, they enquire: “Excuse me. We have come to help the refugees. Where should we go?” This was indeed a joke. But one that is also a true story, in which the subjects were laughing at themselves....
In her first interview as the vice chancellor of the University of Oxford earlier this month, former principal of St Andrews Louise Richardson boldly insisted that universities should remain places where even the most controversial or disturbing viewpoints can be openly expressed. She told the Daily Telegraph: “We need to expose our students to ideas that make them uncomfortable...
Dear contributors to the R&A Ransome Trust: Last year I received a very generous postgraduate scholarship from you, which enabled me to live and study in the beautiful coastal town of St Andrews. What do I have to say for myself now that the year has passed? This is a fair question, although a difficult one. It is difficult on...

An Issue for Everyone

Features editor Emma Freer speaks with the directors of this year’s St Andrews Foreign Affairs Conference about its theme: migration and displaced peoples
    It is a timeline of events that has now become infamous. In the late evening of Friday, 13 November, an escalating catastrophe of chilling and horrific events ripped through the French capital and brought the whole world to a standstill. The injured and deceased had not publically spoken out against ISIS; they were not protestors or activists. They were...

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...
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?
The management society’s third annual Women in Business Forum is scheduled for Tuesday. Learn why this event is important for everyone.