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Thursday, June 20, 2019

The 5p plastic bag charge: green policy worth the inconvenience?

Yes: With the damaging impact of plastic bags on our environment, it is time to challenge the deeply ingrained habits of our throw-away society.  The...

Should UK tuition fees be raised to cover the rising costs...

Jake Jose and Thomas Quarton argue as to whether UK universities should become more expensive, and thereby more sustainable

Grocery gamble: self check-out or cashier?

David Grosset and Raymond Wang present the respective merits and deficiencies of two different supermarket strategies

The eternal freshers’ dilemma: to study or to socialise?

I’ve barely studied for two years and don’t regret a thing I am about to embark on my third year at St Andrews. I do...

DEVIL’S ADVOCATE: Are Christmas lights ethical?

Nick Cassella and Lucy Keen debate the ethics behind this sign of festive cheer

Devil’s Advocate: should single sex clubs be a thing of the...

Yes The name you see printed is dubious insofar as the sex is not revealed directly. Am I a Charles or a Charlotte? Does it matter...

Can we live without Facebook?

Sam Mills and Kathryn Nielsen argue about whether a life without Facebook is a life worth living

Should Sabbatical officers be allowed to run for consecutive terms?

YES Rome wasn’t built in a day. Our University, almost as old and prestigious, can only change so much in one nine-month term. Student leaders...

Devil’s advocate: Has the Students’ Association failed us?

Yes The Students’ Association has failed us. It’s interesting that it’s called the Students’ Association. Might that be because we are ourselves that institution? ...

DEVIL’S ADVOCATE: Should the pope be arrested?

Yes JH Ramsay I’m going to stick with the facts here, and let the argument form itself. I’m not going to try to persuade you, I’m...