Event Preview : STEREOSCOPE MAGAZINE – CHANCE

Event Preview : STEREOSCOPE MAGAZINE – CHANCE

    With our iPhone reminders and meticulous planners, we all desperately try to bring some order to the hectic, uncontrollable world around us. However, the universe is much too clever for us, and we are still caught unaware, surprised by chance encounters, unplanned meetings, and serendipitous happenings. Chance – and all its unpredictable, beautiful uncertainty – is the theme […]

Event Preview: FFALL

Event Preview: FFALL

  This Saturday, the 25th October, will welcome FFALL to St Andrews. Split into both daytime and evening events – the former hosted by Music is Love - FFALL is designed to ease from a cosy and relaxed affair into a full-blown festival by night. What makes FFALL stand out from the crowd is definitely its ethos. It aims to give societies in St Andrews […]

Event Review : Bongo Ball 2014

Event Review : Bongo Ball 2014

    With the promo team going all-out on photo shoots and flyer distribution in the lead up to the event, this year’s Bongo Ball was certainly not under-hyped. Despite this, a mad rush of people selling unwanted tickets over the final few days before the ball created an air of uncertainty. However, in retrospect, any hesitations about the event were completely […]

Theatre Review: ‘Pornography’ and Other Uncomfortable Subjects

Theatre Review: ‘Pornography’ and Other Uncomfortable Subjects

Megan Shaefer reviews ‘Pornography’, directed by Joanna Bowman and produced Laura Antone, which went up in the Barron Theatre the 17th and 18th of October.      After anticipating this debut for many weeks (not kidding, sorry, I’m that person), I was understandably keen to get my ticket for Simon Stephen’s Pornography, directed by second year Joanna Bowman – especially after […]

Run Away Thoughts: In Defence of Sex

Run Away Thoughts: In Defence of Sex

Is promiscuity a bad thing? Or merely an expression of instinctive – and completely healthy – human desire? Jessica Yin‘s second instalment of ‘Run Away Thoughts’ defends one night stands and encourages freedom of sexual expression.     I’ve slapped my fair share of people in 19 years of life, so I could hardly be surprised when karma finally caught […]

Easy French Onion Soup

Easy French Onion Soup

Onions are cheap and the weather is cold. What better dish than French onion soup to beat the chill and stay on budget?     For soup: 3-4 medium yellow onions 1 beef stock cube warm water 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp butter 1 tsp white sugar 2-3 tbsp plain flour 250 ml white wine salt and pepper For […]

Fine Food and Dining’s Flavours of China: Reviewed

Fine Food and Dining’s Flavours of China: Reviewed

  I have been to many Fine Food and Dining classes, I must admit, but this was definitely the one I was looking forward to the most. Chinese food is one of my favorites, butmy typical fare is generally of the American variety, so I was excited to learn how to create some authentic cuisine. Our menus had an assortment […]

Day Trips in St. Andrews: Anstruther, More than Fish & Chips

Day Trips in St. Andrews: Anstruther, More than Fish & Chips

Meg Hyland, our resident Midwesterner living full time in Fife, gives us the inside scoop on ice cream, as well as other great restaurants to try in Anstruther.  While the classic thing to do in Anstruther is get fish & chips at the famous fish bar, there are lots of other interesting places to eat in town. Dreel Tavern Stepping into this pub […]

‘Two Sides’ by Jessica Yin

‘Two Sides’ by Jessica Yin

Jessica Yin’s Two Sides explores the paradoxical nature of self. Check out Jessica’s short story contribution Saturday Morning, which has also been published this week.    Two Sides January and June were the best of friends, inseparable yet worlds apart. January heard every grain of sand that dripped dripped dripped in her hourglass-filled mind, each pleasure like graceful, delicate, drifting flakes melting away beneath […]

SHAG Week 2014 Event Review : Kink 101 with Mistress Megara

SHAG Week 2014 Event Review : Kink 101 with Mistress Megara

    As I walked through the door of the Arts Lecture theatre, I expected to find a few scattered people dotted at the back but was surprised to find only one seat free and a chatting crowd. In fact, the friends I had brought with me (for moral support) were ironically forced to leave because of this shortage of […]

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on October 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Food

Cocktail of the Week: Pumpkin Spice Vodka Cooler

  In the grand autumn tradition of flavouring everything possible with pumpkin space, the Tribe invites you to get pumpkin spice tipsy on this refreshingly spicy pumpkin cooler. Ginger vodka and pumpkin puree make this drink seasonal, and its fantastic orange colour mean that it’ll look great on Instagram (just a suggestion *wink*).   Ingredients (for two cocktails): 100 ml […]

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on October 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Creative Writing, Poetry

‘Little Death’ by Sally Allmark

This week we have a poetic contribution from a brand new source – Sally Allmark. Sally’s poem, Little Death, though short and sweet, makes an impact upon the reader due to the very nature of its length and subtle, quiet use of language. Within the eight lines of the poem, Sally manages to capture the beauty and peacefulness of sleeping […]

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on October 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in On the Road

Travel Adventures: Solo Road Trip around the South Coast of Western Australia (Part 1)

Rough landscape, untouched nature, hardly any tourists – solitary vastness is probably the best term to characterise the South of Western Australia. The distances between locations and the possibility of driving for several hours through isolated areas without seeing another face created a perfect opportunity for Jacky Westermann to escape buzzing Perth and explore a new part of Australia…this is […]

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on October 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Creative Writing, Short Story

‘A Storm is Brewing’ by Emma Middleton

This week we have a short story from a brand new writer, Emma Middleton. A Storm is Brewing explores the theme of trust in relationships. The subtle style of this piece allows readers to look beyond what causes the turning point in the story, and question what has been brewing beneath the surface of the couple’s relationship.    A Storm is Brewing  When […]

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on October 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Food

Ellen’s Superfood Salad

It’s more than a month into the semester and now I can safely say that I miss home. What do I miss, you might ask. Family? Friends? Pets? No… I miss the food. And whilst you may, again, think that I miss my Dad’s Sunday roast (I do but…) or my mum’s chicken pie (oh yeah… I do…), I mostly […]

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on October 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Books, Culture

Book of the Week: Rebecca

  “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again… I came upon it suddenly; the approach masked by the unnatural growth of a vast shrub that spread in all directions… There was Manderley, our Manderley, secretive and silent as it had always been, the gray stone shining in the moonlight of my dream, the mullioned windows reflecting the green […]

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on October 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Books, Culture

Julian Barnes and the Power of Memories

      In 2011, Julian Barnes’ novel The Sense of an Ending won the Man Booker Prize for fiction and has been praised by critics for its depth, complexity and universal importance. The Independent describes the story as a “whodunit of memory and morality”, while Anita Brookner from the Daily Telegraph states that “its mystery is deeply embedded as the most archaic of memories”. The […]

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on October 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Creative Writing, Short Story

‘Saturday Morning’ by Jessica Yin

Every student will be able to identify with Jessica Yin’s short story Saturday Morning which describes both the woe and elation of that feeling of daybreak.      Saturday Morning  I never thought that peace would feel like rainy, cold, Saturday mornings, the tired grey sky letting loose a steady stream of tears that pitter-patter like your steady heartbeat next to me. […]

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on October 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Photography

I Left My Camera in New Zealand – Savannah Smith

Savannah Smith enjoys photography at home in New Zealand, however, on travelling to University, she left her camera at home! Until she heads home to retrieve her camera, Savannah has been working with her phone and a disposable camera. ‘It’s quite interesting trying to get the best out of a phone, I’ve only got an iPhone 4, so it’s not […]

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on October 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Creative Writing, Short Story

To Prove a Villain – Chapter Two

Catriona Scott sends us the second part of her serial To Prove a Villain.   Dramatis Personae Richard Plantagenet – Comptroller of New York City. Edward Plantagenet – His brother, Mayor of New York. Elizabeth Plantagenet – Edward’s wife. Harriet Stafford – Speaker of the New York City Council and confidante to Richard. Katherine Woodville – Elizabeth’s sister and Harriet’s […]

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