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Feast Mode: Stuffed Like Thanksgiving Turkeys

Attending university was one of the most exciting times in my life, but in some ways it was also one of the hardest. It’s very challenging to be away from your family for the first time ever, especially not knowing if you’ll ever move back home. It both opens a new and amazing chapter in your life and marks the end of...

Paw-some or Claw-ful?

The term “launch party” can be quite elusive. One wonders how much fashion will really be on display if any at all. Catwalk wasn’t badly priced at £3 a ticket with “all proceeds going directly to charity.” It seemed fairly reasonable for an event that was really just an excuse to go to the Beacon where there happened to...

Don’t be a Scrooge!

“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere.”- Richard Curtis, Love Actually. It’s that time of year again when we...

Winter Lights: Let there be light!

If you ask me when Christmas should start, I will always say as soon as Halloween is over. St Andrews seemed to share this sentiment - this year, BID (St Andrews' Business Improvement District) organised the lights switch on for November 2nd, a while away from Christmas Day. The Christmas lights are a key part of getting into the...

Silent Spring: Secret Launch Party

St Andrews boasts about its extravagant parties and balls every other day of the week, but isn’t it much more exciting to receive a private invitation to a function shrouded in secrecy?  This November Don’t Walk hosted a secret launch party for a select number of guests. In order to be invited you had to know either a committee member...

An interview with the Fine Wine & Cheese Society

After a brief hiatus last year, Hugh Halsey and other students have decided to reintroduce the Fine Wine & Cheese Society to the St Andrews event scene. To find out why they made this decision and where the committee plans to take the society this year, I sat down with Hugh to ask him a few questions. The Saint: Why...

Off the Rocks and On(to) the Pebbles

The On The Rocks Festival introduces an exciting new spin on a traditional launch party with their On the Pebbles events tomorrow, 15 November. The On the Pebbles events are essentially “a preview of what students and locals can expect to see at our main festival in April,” says committee member Meg Dyson. “It's a day of various events...

Give it some Welly!

You know St Andrews students have had a great night out when the streets are quiet the following morning. Welly Ball 2019 was one of, if not, the best function the University has seen all semester. Its vibrant atmosphere reflected the huge amount of hard work and dedication the committee put into creating it. Not only did the wellington boot attire...

An Interview with the Pan-Asian Careers Initiative

The Pan-Asian Careers Initiative is a non-profit organisation founded and lead by student leaders at the University of St Andrews. Leading up to their 'Opportunities in Asia: Internships and Grad Schemes' event, The Saint interviews the society's president in order to get an inside look into what went into making this event possible, as well as what students have...

Where were the ghosts and ghouls this Halloween?

Usually, when I am writing an event’s review, I am inclined to wax lyrical about the atmosphere of a function. However, unfortunately it was a case of wind and rain stop-play. This year’s House of Horrors team made an excellent effort to create a thrilling environment, yet did not see the turnout of students they deserved. It seemed to...