Tuesday, March 28, 2017
St Andrews is in dire straits. You read this in the middle of one of the most severe housing crises any parish town has had to face. Around this time of the year, Freshers learn the true meaning of frustration, brought on by the chronic lack of suitable accommodation and the copious amounts of paperwork those letting agents feel is necessary. It was during this time...
By now, most of us have probably heard about NASA’s discovery of what they’re calling a “sister solar system.” Around 39 light-years away from Earth, a star called TRAPPIST-1 is the center of orbit for seven planets which appear to be structured similarly to Earth. What is particularly interesting is that three of these planets lie within what scientists estimate to be a “temperate zone.” This refers...

Trump corner

Elliot Barker introduces a new round-up feature of Viewpoint: Trump Corner.
Max Waller's roundup of this week in Politics.
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...
This week has seen an unusual nexus between the mainstream media and the popular video-sharing platform, YouTube. This connection is, in fact, almost unheard of: the adults of the “real world” have largely dismissed the value of the platform’s content, derisively branding it as a breeding ground for often silly and irrelevant entertainment. This detachment was shattered on Tuesday when...
Natasha Franks argues for bringing water back behind the bar.
"I say religion with intent; the excuse of nationality is as transparent as President Trump’s hastily covered-up racism."
If happiness is inconstant, so is pain. They are the counters of each other, and we move continually between the two
Every degree is valuable, and we should all graduate feeling like we have gotten our money’s worth with help and instruction towards our degree.