Editorial

The stagnant state of student politics

Used in countries such as India, Venezuela and Brazil, online voting has long been cited as a potential cure for our ailing voter participation in the UK. Yet if the recent University of Edinburgh Students’ Association elections are anything to go...

On celebrity feminism

Type in the word feminist on Google and a whole host of celebrities appear, from Lily Cole to Shailene Woodley and even Benedict Cumberbatch. These days, the two words feminist and celebrity would appear to be synonymous with each other. Time and...

Meet your new Editors-in-Chief

The Student sat down with incoming Editors-in-Chief, Grace Lavender (former Comment Editor) and Rufus Bouverie (former Features Editor), to discuss their plans for the paper, the content they’re looking forward to seeing and where they hope to be...

Words are powerful: Use them wisely

No matter how irrelevant a single word in a dictionary might seem, words are powerful entities capable of creation or destruction. Like the compressed singularity from which the universe was created, words are dense with history, packed full of...

Mushrooms: the origins of our spiritual traditions?

The holiday season is approaching, as it did last year, and the year before that, and the year before that. Whether you celebrate Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, Bodhi day, or any other beautiful spiritual tradition, the odds are, it has some sort of...

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