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Friday Night Dinner

An alarming sight may have escaped the attention of the more intoxicated visitors to the Toastie Bar last Friday – an entirely sober student, sans red volunteer toastie top and with pad and pen in hand, munching on a toastie at half past one in the morning. Indeed, some did notice, sending slightly slurred questions my way — the...

Rebel For Life

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” But no, instead it was a bright cold day in October, and the clocks were striking twelve. Whilst I have cruelly misquoted 1984, the unease and fear evoked by those subtle lines captures that expressed by members of the St Andrews chapter of Extinction Rebellion...

Nose Under the Knife: “External solutions won’t fix your inner issues”

Interviewer Alexa Belcheva discusses, with an anonymous interviewee, their personal experience of cosmetic surgery. How old were you when you fixed your nose? Eighteen - you have to be a legal adult to get a nose job. They don’t want to do it until twenty-one because that’s when you stop growing, but after eighteen you can consent on your own. Should...

A Liaison with Death

I had hear murmurings from my flatmates for days about a giant spider that had been in and out of their bathroom. This was, of course, not good news, but I assumed by giant they meant very large, something we had encountered together often in various rooms of the house. Nevertheless, I was and still am an arachnophobe, and...

Expat Society: How much?

Originally founded at one of the universities embroiled in the college admissions bribery scandal earlier this summer, the newly introduced Expat Society is the latest American export to St Andrews. With a focus of connecting the diverse international community in town, the society has been massively appealing to students across campus. While The Saint reached out for an interview...

Green Week 2019 Preview

Off the heels of the largest climate protest in decades, students will again get a chance to immerse themselves in the world of sustainability and environmental activism this upcoming week as the Environment Subcommittee,Transition St Andrews, and other environmental groups host Green Week 2019. Running from 7 to 13 October, Green Week will feature over a dozen high-profile speakers, film...

Understanding the University Court

Elections for Senior Lay Member of the University Court are taking place this November. Whilst a small minority know this and have eagerly penned the date in thick, red Sharpie on their wall planners, for the majority of readers this may be a revelation. It certainly was for me. Yet, after a frantic hour spent delving into the University...

Elegy for a Lost, Yet Not Forgotten, Chimney

One of the last wood-burning stoves in student accommodation has been extinguished. With the end of this final flame a part of St Andrews past has been lost. The chimney is one of Britain’s universal and quintessential features. For millennia it has been the constant for poor, rich, bourgeois and worker, whether you struggled under the constant belch of...

Museum Without A Home: An Exhibition of Hospitality

In September, St Andrews Oxfam Society kicked off the academic year by hosting ‘Museum Without a Home’, a pop-up exhibition showcasing real objects donated by British and Greek people to refugees and asylum seekers who have been forced to flee their homes. The ‘Museum Without a Home’ began as an initiative by the Greek section of Oxfam and Amnesty...

CEO for a Month

Who am I to become a CEO for a month? I grew up in Slovakia and then moved to Canada where I finished my high school. After I graduated, I came to St Andrews. I am currently in my third year studying Sustainable Development and Management. Besides school, I produce music and work as a consultant for Playfair in...