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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Governance versus Scholarship

The previous edition of the Saint featured an insightful piece by Nick Cassella entitled Elitism versus common, in which he exposed the hypocrisy evidenced...

Three kids, a plane, and a rant

As I was waiting to board the plane which would take me on an expectedly uncomfortable journey between Boston and Dublin this month, I...

Look beyond retro

When the bells chimed in 2011 this January and critics looked back on the decade that had been the noughties, one of the defining...

Universities are not for everyone

The University of St Andrews last week joined the ever-growing list of universities who have decided to charge the maximum amount of fees to...

Divided we stand, united we fall

If you’ve ever wondered why the Commons is too small for everyone to sit down, the answer is that Winston Churchill, when debating the...

Elite versus common

It really bugs me when British people use the expression that people are ‘common.’ ‘That’s so common.’ ‘They’re commoners.’ They’ve explained it as no...

The Fourth Estate: A mission statement

What is Viewpoint? What does it do, why do we have it? In its simplest, most condensed form, Viewpoint exists to express student views....

An empty room and a Bible

Planes, trains, and automobiles have carted a new batch of St Andrews students away from the comfort and security of home and off to...

In-genuine power

This writer remembers the time when he was a Fresher during this magical period known to many as Fresher’s Week. It was a carefree...

After the riots

Over the past few days Facebook has turned into a hotbed of reactionary, conservative-with-a-small-‘c’ drivel. I have read post after post of friends and...