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My Valentine’s and Me

I am sure most of us have attempted to learn about the history of Valentine’s Day at some point in our lives. Whether it be from our early schooling, or a quick google search if we were feeling curious about how this holiday came about, it turns out that there is no actual answer. A few different origins of the...

My Coconut Cream Pie: An Edible Adage

The holidays, and the winter season in general, has always seemed to be a time destined for baking. This, I am aware, is not a profound thought, but baking is a thing worth celebrating in itself. The smell of warming cookies heats a house better than central heating ever could, and buttery, sugary confections melt hearts of all ages....

A Real Person’s Guide to Effectively Using LinkedIn

As a third year, I’m all too aware of the stress and pressure associated with applying for internships. It feels (and, indeed, is) absolutely crazy to be applying for things that start in summer when the leaves are only just falling off the trees, yet here we are, all freaking out over the same few placements to land that...

New Charity Lands in St Andrews

It was seeing the high rates of homelessness around her that first led Oxford University student Lauren Blum in the direction of charity. “I wanted to find a way to help that could be built into the framework of Oxford University's structure and could have a wide-scale impact” she told me. Upon further inspection, she found that college balls,...

Frat Out For Charity

Everybody knows the iconic opening scene from Hugh Hudson’s 1981 “film for the ages”, Chariots of Fire. It goes something like this: bare feet pound cold North Sea surf in slow-motion as a spacey synth bass beats their strides. The camera pans out, focusing on individuals from a group of men all in classic running whites, some grimacing with...

Candidates announced for Senior Lay Member

In the next two days, students will have the opportunity to elevate a new Senior Lay Member to the University Court, a vital representative of student opinion on the university’s most powerful governing board. The elections, which will take place from November 28-29, will see Chancellor’s Assessor Adrian Greer and former Rector Catherine Stihler stand for election to the University...

Students stand with Hong Kong

Following the violence at universities in Hong Kong, student organisations and the Students' Association of the University of St Andrews have come together to formally condemn the actions of the Hong Kong Police Force and support students with connections to Hong Kong.  The Motion On Tuesday 19 November, the Association Councils passed "Motion to condemn Hong Kong police brutality and support...

St Andrews in the Red

For those of us who pay tuition to attend university, it’s easy to wonder what exactly our money goes to once we send off our fees at the start of term. Unless you’re an international student calculating the cost of your degree per hour of contact time and questioning the fundamental value of your education, you’re probably not often...

Need a Hygge?

At approximately 11:30am on a Monday I was stripping off my wet clothes in the entryway to our flat. The first thing off was my beloved waterproof shell, who had fought so valiantly against the sheets of rain, yet failed. Next came my trainers, squelching in protest at being chosen over other waterproof options, and then my jeans, soaked...

Run into the Ground

Professional runner Mary Cain has made international headlines this week by exposing the abuse that she endured from Nike and her former coach, Alberto Salazar. Cain was starved, experimented on, and verbally abused by the Nike Oregon Project, in order to reach an arbitrary weight, of 51.8 kilograms (114lbs), that Salazar made up. Mary was the World Junior Champion in...