Read the second online issue of The Saint. In light of the recent work from home orders and increasing COVID cases, for the short term, we will be collating our typical print releases in an online optimised form.
On Tuesday 22 September 2020, award winning distillers and brewers, Eden Mill, officially opened one of their five holiday pop-up stores on Market Street in St Andrews, located in what used to be the Old Burns Sweet Shop. Their state-of-the-art distillery will be located within the University of St Andrews’ Eden Campus.
A mystery that has puzzled astronomers and physicists for years is why the outermost part of the Sun’s atmosphere, also known as the solar corona, is hundreds of times hotter than the star’s surface. The University of St Andrews, along with an international team of scientists from NASA and the University of Northumbria, are leading ground-breaking research about the sun’s high temperature.
An open letter from St Andrews Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) to Fife Council has criticised the decision to remove on street parking in town. This comes as sustainable transport charity Sustrana awarded Fife Council £2.42 million to enforce temporary measures to make the town safe for pedestrians and cyclists during the coronavirus pandemic.
First year student, Cara Shepherd, comes to terms with her thoughts on the mandatory return of the majority of students to campus. She believes it was inevitable that students would incur the blame for a rise in cases of COVID-19.
Deputy Viewpoint Editor, Jessica Burt, discusses her thoughts on this year’s University Challenge and how it has lead her to consider the class and gender biases present not only within the show, but in tertiary education and academia itself.
Deputy Viewpoint Editor, Rebecca Holmes, argues that when it comes to increasing diversity on campus, simply re-structuring the admissions process is too little, too late. Instead, she argues, we must actively widen the admissions pool itself.
In the leading article, Editor-in-Chief Angus Neale contends that we should welcome the reintroduction of in person teaching, reflecting on the necessity for immediacy and humanity in the experience of University learning.
Features Deputy Editor, Anna Dorling, writes about the genetically modified mosquitos being released in the Florida Keys. She explores the science behind these mosquitos, and the push back to their existence in Florida.
Features Deputy Editor, Ally Addison, gives a history of Polish Soldiers stationed in Fife during the Second World War. He accounts their experiences guarding the Fife coastline, practicing their own culture, and in some cases, staying in the Scotland after the war.
Features Deputy Editor, Alexandra Baff, explores the amount of plastic waste and pollution produced by menstrual products. She looks at how disposable products can add up each month, and how one can avoid the waste by using sustainable, reusable products instead.
Features Deputy Editor, Heather Jeffrey, talks about her experience having a night out with her family while on lockdown. She exhibits how students can experience a BOP while staying safe in their household.
From Reporting to Action: The University Policy on Reporting and Responding to Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
Emma Johnston investigates the University’s reporting pathways and, using Freedom of Information data, analyses which routes have been followed and the results achieved in cases over the last six years.
Arts & Culture
Even in a pandemic, the show must go on! Arts & Culture Editor Milo Farragher-Hanks talks to the Mermaids committee about their innovative plans to safely bring theatre to the masses in the semester ahead.
Deputy Sport Editor Daniel Ross talks with the President of both the men’s and women’s football clubs in St Andrews to see how life has changed for the club on and off the pitch with all the new restrictions in place.
Deputy Sport Editor Rose Annable discusses the current state of women’s crickets, discussing its marginalisation but also how there is cause for optimism that it will make its way into mainstream sport.
Illustrations issue 2 features a debut illustration from newcomer Vera Rapp, as well as a host of images from newly appointed illustration chief Edward Emery.