Thursday, April 27, 2017
On Wednesday 22 February, the Careers Centre held a workshop on interview skills. Pamela Andrew, Careers Adviser, led the hour-long presentation. Here are some of the biggest take-aways: One of the most important things you need to do in an interview, we were told, is create a narrative. The importance of a narrative is exemplified well by a common but...

Trump corner

Elliot Barker introduces a new round-up feature of Viewpoint: Trump Corner.
If the marketing is to be believed, Survivor may be the one-size-fits-all hangover cure that we have been waiting for.
Let’s face it: the nightlife is not the reason any of us decided to come to St Andrews. We may have a great collection of pubs, but generally, the tendency is to rely on the next ball or fashion show to have a "proper" night out. Unfortunately, these are often marquee events which come at a cost. Relying on...
Max Waller and Henry Ford debate one of the most relevant questions of current times.

The Tennent’s lager saga

At the beginning of last semester, Tennent’s enthusiasts Tom Coombes and Will Abell were confronted with a harsh reality: Tennent’s at the Union had been replaced by Carling. This change sparked an angry response that eventually led to the creation of the Tennent’s Appreciation Society and a petition to "Bring back our Vitamin T."
If happiness is inconstant, so is pain. They are the counters of each other, and we move continually between the two

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...

Dodd-Frank in the crosshairs

Lucius Reibel explains how financial deregulation affects and hurts us all.
Dominic Nolan is a unique case. On one hand, he is an economics and international relations student hailing from North Lanarkshire, Scotland. On the other, Mr Nolan is one of the Scottish Conservative Party’s candidates in the upcoming elections for Fife Council. When asked about how he got involved in politics, Mr Nolan said that others realized his interest before...