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Saturday, February 16, 2019

PHONY 2012

Somewhere in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one imagines that Joseph Kony got quite a shock when he last logged into Facebook on Wednesday....

Self-censorship might be a good thing

The ‘shock factor’ isn’t completely useless yet, but the more we use it, the less powerful it becomes.

No longer immaculate

When we were in kindergarten, our teachers asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. Some answered conventionally – astronauts, ballerinas,...

International Americans could make all the difference in this election

If you a U.S. citizen studying in St Andrews, you should vote in the presidential election in November, and if you’re a U.S. Democrat,...

Trials and tribulations

Mira Boneva asserts that India does not just have a problem with its women - it has a problem with its people

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Piece (of the Pie)

Revising Plato’s Republic for Philosophy, I came across the concept of ‘the noble lie’. For Plato, in his ideal state, the class system would...

Should controversial opinions be given a platform?

YES From the Courier to TIME, the story of the plucky bagpiper who struck up ‘Scotland the Brave’ in order to drown out a homophobic...

If blowing things’ heads of is lovely

Notes on conflict by J.H. Ramsay

There is more to university than employability

Academic elitism is nothing new in society, with articles coming out almost daily proclaiming that some subjects are more useful than others, politicians cutting...

St Andrews Student Housing: Ridiculous, Expensive, and Unfair

There are many things that make St Andrews a unique place to go to university, and the student ambassadors on my open day wasted...