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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Earth Hour 2011

Saturday, 26th March 2011: The countdown is ticking. Three, two, one, zero…and lights will switch off for one hour. Not only here in St Andrews, but worldwide. The mission began in Sydney, Australia in 2006 to raise awareness about climate change - 2.2 million people and 2,000 businesses switched off their lights for one hour. Five years later, Earth Hour...

The Russell Hotel

St Andrews and its neighbouring territories hold many secrets for the aspiring foodie. Be it the mussel fields off East Sands where tasty shellfish lurk waiting to be plucked for the stew-pot, the rosemary bushes sprouting around the library, or the lobster shacks of Elie boasting freshly snared lobsters - steaming, pink and dripping with butter for just £7....

Facets of Fife

Spring break is coming up and a lot of plans have been made for the well-deserved time off to visit family and friends back home or travel Europe. All those remaining here in St Andrews probably look forward to some peace and quiet when the town is not crowded with students for once. It is an ideal opportunity to...

The Division of Sudan

In Southern Sudan, the Sudanese people voted 98.83% in favour of splitting from the North in the January referendum. From the past record of violence and civil war stretching back decades, one has to wonder if this referendum may result in more harm than good. Will there finally be peace? Sudan is the largest country in Africa, situated in East,...
It is usually grandads that are obsessed with the war, but for me, it’s always been my dad. I was brought up whistling the Dambusters theme tune, whilst cruising around the room, arms outstretched, like an RAF bomber. Few six year olds had a better understanding of the Bouncing Bomb than I. Yearly visits to the Imperial War museum...

Save the Fish

Declining global fish stocks is largely a problem of too many hooks in the water, reports the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF). Overfishing threatens to cause populations of all fish currently fished for consumption to collapse by 2048. Thus far, the solutions to overfishing, ranging from consumer awareness to fish farming, have been profoundly unhelpful in keeping the world’s fish...

Day 9: Failure.

Cross-posted at vegansmarties March 17, 2011 Today really hasn’t been the most succesful vegan day. In fact, I have failed my veganism on several occasions. Failure #1: Firstly, I realized that during all this time I’ve been attempting to go vegan, I was happily walking around in my leather boots. Sigh. I love my leather boots, but shouldn’t I make this sacrifice...
How much do we as students, believe in our own institution? How much will we care about this university, the people and the ideas it represents in five, ten, twenty years time? And what will that mean for the students to follow who will walk in our shoes? Though these may seem like questions to ponder at a later date,...

Keep Calm and Eat Slow

The term ‘fast food’ was officially recognised in a dictionary for the first time in 1951. However, people were looking for quick food fixes on a daily basis much before this expression was commonly used and, as time progressed, it has become easier and easier to rely on this kind of eating habit. As an antithesis to the fast...
During the Conservative party spring conference on 6 March, Prime Minister David Cameron declared that the championing of new business ventures was the key to economic growth in Britain. In his speech given in Cardiff ahead of the budget announcement on 23 March, the Tory leader declared war on the “enemies of enterprise” and said he champions the “go-getters”...