Book Review: ‘The Shock of The Fall’ by Nathan Filer

Book Review: ‘The Shock of The Fall’ by Nathan Filer

The Shock of the Fall has all the raw, essential elements of a first novel. It is tinged with angst, unapologetically gritty and yet holds a particular poignancy. Perhaps even more poignant is the fact that it is not only the narrator’s first novel, but the first novel of the author Nathan Filer, who won the Costa Prize for this book. […]

Event Preview: Guide to StAnza 2015

Event Preview: Guide to StAnza 2015

  Samantha Emily Evans, an avid poetry lover and the Literary Society President, shares with us her guide to StAnza 2015, and all of the awesome free events going on in St. Andrews 4th-8th March.    From March 4th to March 8th, it’s StAnza 2015. StAnza – Scotland’s leading international poetry festival – started in 2005 and is celebrating its […]

What We Really Learn at Uni

What We Really Learn at Uni

 (…and I don’t mean transferable skills for the job market.)    by stu smith ‘Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.’  B.F. Skinner   Ideally, we all came to university because of a passion for a particular subject that we want to learn more about and pursue a career in. In practice, we may have ended […]

To Prove a Villain – Chapter 9

To Prove a Villain – Chapter 9

In the ninth installment of Catriona Scott‘s To Prove a Villain series, O Coward Conscience, even Richard’s threats cannot put paid to Harriet’s guilt. A few wrong words from Katherine, suspicious of the circumstances surrounding Hastings’ death, lead her to reveal more than she ever planned, putting them both in danger in the process.   Dramatis Personae Richard Plantagenet – Mayor […]

‘Childhood Echoes’ by Victoria Walsh

‘Childhood Echoes’ by Victoria Walsh

In this week’s The Tribe we are delighted to hear from our short story writer Victoria Walsh again. Victoria’s short story Childhood Echoes concerns the inevitable transition from youth to adulthood and the changes which come with that transition. If you are inspired by Victoria’s touching story, please email your submissions to creativewriting@thetribeonine.com.   Childhood Echoes The chains meant for someone much […]

Run Away Thoughts: Anorexia

Run Away Thoughts: Anorexia

  Jessica Yin recounts her struggle with anorexia as part of Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015. Warning: the following article contains sensitive material and potential triggers.    by Barbara Krawcowicz Some days, when I revisit those memories it feels like the morning after a night out, when you wake up with this vague, fuzzy recollection of the strange, uncharacteristic things you did […]

Day Trips in St Andrews: The Scottish Deer Centre

Day Trips in St Andrews: The Scottish Deer Centre

Samantha Emily Evans decided to get out of St Andrews and explore the kingdom of Fife. She went to the Scottish Deer Centre, and shares with us her experience there – as well as her tips for anyone who might be interested in doing the same. She was quite lucky to have gone with her friend Freya Coursey, a wildlife […]

History of Fashion: Body Types

History of Fashion: Body Types

Viktoria Szanto brings us another installment of her ‘History of Fashion’ series, in which she ponders the historical and sociological influences on ‘ideal’ body types. Take a look at her other ‘History of Fashion’ pieces, an exploration of the history and meaning of tattoos and piercings and an analysis of suffragette fashion.    Since this week is Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I thought […]

Book Review: ‘The Invention of Wings’ by Sue Monk Kidd

Book Review: ‘The Invention of Wings’ by Sue Monk Kidd

    ‘I didn’t stutter on the page. It was an ecstasy to write without hesitation, to write everything hidden inside of me, to write with the sort of audacity I wouldn’t have found in person.’  - Sue Monk Kidd, The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd’s most recent novel is a story about many things, but perhaps more than […]

One Billion Rising photographed by Terry Lee

Event Review: One Billion Rising

Samantha Emily Evans reviews The Feminist Society’s One Billion Rising event, which was part of an international event that happens every Valentine’s Day to seeks to bring awareness, and thereby prevent, rape and sexual violence against women.    On Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2015, the Feminist Society of the University of St Andrews hosted One Billion Rising. One Billion Rising […]

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on February 25, 2015 at 8:07 pm / in What's On

Event Preview: The Yurt Party

  Jonathan Gibb previews SAS’s Yurt Party, which happens on 13th March.     Did you know that Yurts were developed by Mongolian nomads over 3,000 years ago? I certainly did not. Though, one thing I definitely do know is that St Andrews Snowsports are throwing a party in one on the 13th of March. With a 90ft yurt village […]

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on February 25, 2015 at 11:30 am / in What's On

Event Review: Under Canvas Launch Party

  Sarah Jack reviews the Under Canvas Launch Party, which happened 19th February at 1 Golf Place.      With its distinctive one-night event approaching, Under Canvas is set to return in 2015 as a huge success, with the hidden hipsters of St Andrews once again making an appearance at the University’s top music event of the year. Initially founded as the Masquerade […]

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on February 23, 2015 at 9:56 am / in What's On

Event Review: BINDI (Semester 2)

Francesca Ffiske reviews The Sanskriti Society’s second dance party event of the year (the first – and last – of this semester), which went up at the Scores Hotel on 20th February.      BINDI. Ah, BINDI. If you haven’t been to BINDI, realistically, what have you been doing? DRA ball? Pah. BINDI, always. This was my second time donning my […]

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on February 21, 2015 at 12:45 am / in Culture, Theatre

Theatre Review: ‘Crave’

Megan Scobie reviews Crave, written by Sarah Jane and directed by Joanna Bowman, which went up in the Barron Theatre on the 17th and 18th of February.      Crave, written by Sarah Kane and directed by Joanna Bowman, is intentionally a very ambiguous play, representative of minimalism at its best. The play was performed primarily in the dark, and it […]

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on February 17, 2015 at 11:32 am / in Art & Fashion, Fashion, What's On

Event Review: St Andrews Charity Fashion Show 2015

Jonathan Gibb reviews the St Andrews Charity Fashion Show 2015, the largest and most successful student-run event in the UK, which raised money for the Edinburgh-based charity It’s Good 2 Give.      Before I can even begin to write anything about FS this year, I have to admit how stunned I was throughout the evening that it was a […]

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on February 16, 2015 at 5:16 pm / in Art & Fashion, Fashion

History of Fashion – Tattoos and Piercings: Fashion, Self-Expression or Aberrance?

  Viktoria Szanto brings us another installment of her ‘History of Fashion’ series, an exploration of the history and meaning of tattoos and piercings. Check out her last post, an analysis of suffragette fashion, here.    Are body modifications acceptable? Are they abnormal? Are they fashionable? I was hesitant to write about the issue of tattoos and piercings under the […]

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on February 15, 2015 at 1:03 pm / in Culture, Theatre

Theatre Review: ‘The Normal Heart’

Adam Ishaque reviews The Normal Heart, directed by Caroline Christie and Frazer Hadfield, which went up in the Byre Theatre 10th-12th February.      New York City citizens searching helplessly to find and eradicate a disease that is drastically reducing its gay population are the setting of The Normal Heart. The play, written by Larry Kramer, was expertly brought to the […]

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on February 13, 2015 at 12:02 pm / in Culture, Film

Another Oscar Snub

Werner Herzog, currently one of Germany’s top directors, once proposed in response to the burgeoning academic world of film that, “Academia is the death of cinema. It is the very opposite of passion. Film is not the art of scholars but of illiterates.” Odd words with which to begin an examination of the 2015 awards season, but certainly words to […]

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on February 13, 2015 at 12:00 pm / in On the Road

Philosophy of Travel: Off the Beaten Path in Peru (Part 1)

  Joe Viner, adventurer extraordinaire, takes us on a journey off the beaten path to a dark and daring moment in Peru. This is Part 1.   March 10th, Darkest Peru.   The rain beat down on the roof of the bus as it rolled through the night. Withered stumps of rubber trees were peppered against the sky, occasionally thrown […]

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on February 13, 2015 at 12:00 pm / in Perspective

Run Away Thoughts: Love Advice from a Single Girl

  Jessica Yin considers the time-old question of ‘why do we love?’ Are heartbreak and rejection every really worth it?      by Roger   You know you’ve hit a low point when you’re sitting on a random stranger’s staircase, contemplating whether the concrete steps constitute an appropriate place to take a nap and never wake up. Black lines swam across my vision as […]

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