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Heroic Change

It has been over a week since all our lives changed dramatically, thanks to the tireless machinations of two Kate Kennedy Club defectors who threw open the guarded doors to the traditions and history of this University. We all woke up last Tuesday morning to find ourselves members of the shiny new Kate Kennedy Fellowship, although it was all too...

Shattering the Myth

Scotland is not subsidised by the UK. In actual fact, Scotland subsidises the UK. The Scottish economy is in surplus; the UK economy is in deficit. As an independent nation, not only would Scotland survive economically, she would positively flourish. This reality - based on the official national accounts of the respective governments - was illustrated conclusively in a guest...

The Fourth Estate: St Andrews Mythology

Everyone knows that rumours fly fast and loose in this town. Today I want to tie one down and get it out of the way. Some might have you believe that under the streets of St Andrews, there is a vast network of ancient pathways and tunnels, twisting and connecting with almost every building on Market Street, North Street, and the...

Library Gates from Hell

I love to hate our grotesque library. It’s one of those buildings that proves that people must have been on drugs during the 1960s. The grey, neobrutalist design could only have been commissioned by a person with the imagination of a delinquent, and the choice of carpet by The Brady Bunch. Even after the refurbishment, which makes one feel like they’re...

I Am Slowly Turning into a Grade-A Bitch

Last night I spent my evening filming impressions of the Made In Chelsea cast with my flatmate. Doubtless we made fools of ourselves, and the fun only stopped when my excited companion suggested going to our rooms to “dress up” as Millie and Caggie: here I was forced to draw the line. Many of you will have no idea what I’m...

3 Groups of People You Should Hate More than the KKC

The vilification of the Kate Kennedy Club may well be fully deserved. Perhaps they are self-entitled slobbering Dauphins, as the recent press they have been receiving seems to imply. But they are, in many ways, lovable slobberers. They put on the two most iconic balls in St Andrews, a football tournament, an archery tournament, and do charity work. Whatever you think...

Bully Pulpit

The recent statement by Principal Richardson implicitly issues an ultimatum to each of the Kate Kennedy Club’s members:  Make a public exit from the Kate Kennedy Club on the grounds that it is a stubborn sexist anachronism; or be labeled a bigot by the University and its representatives:  (The Principal and Chancellor, the Rector, and the Student’s Representative Council). This...

The Fourth Estate

It's remarkable how easy it is to get a degree from this university. The expectations of the students, the standards we are meant to meet, are microscopically low. Five hours of class a week, three assessed assignments, and two exams – this is my semester. I will repeat that exact pattern three more times, and then graduate. A St...

Good Day in the Office, Dear?

It has been reported that recently Margaret Thatcher has finally agreed to watch the representation of her life in the latest box office release, The Iron Lady. Whilst praising Meryl Streep for her sensitive performance, Mrs Thatcher was said to have been tearful as she relived the highs and lows of her career in office. From the moment this film was...

Scottish Dependence

It excites me greatly to know that this article will probably be a decisive axe to my future career in Scottish politics, but then again why would I want one of those? The Scottish independence agenda is the thing on everybody’s mind, with the exception of those in St Andrews. The topic is very likely to only strike us when we...