Outfit of the Night: Christmas Ball 2014

Outfit of the Night: Christmas Ball 2014

With Christmas just around the corner (22 days to be exact!) Morgan Scobie takes a look at some of St Andrews’ best dressed from the Mermaids Christmas Ball. Here are her favourite outfits from the night that are both festive and on-trend, set to inspire even the most avid Christmas jumper fanatics among us. This season its not all about those LBD’s, […]

Event Review : Mermaids Christmas Ball 2014

Event Review : Mermaids Christmas Ball 2014

    Expectations for the annual Christmas Ball were as high as they come; in the buildup to the night, a flurry of eager, potential guests scrambled to get their hands on much-coveted tickets. Luckily, with my own press pass secured, the thought of getting free ice cream and a complimentary cava – combined with the festive joy of the ball – […]

Theatre Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’

Theatre Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’

  The recent production of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol could not have put me in more of a holiday mood. I was greeted at the door with a piping hot mug of mulled wine and a mince pie, and the classic Christmas tune by Shakin Stevens – ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ – was blaring in the background. One of the tech […]

Event Review : The St Andrews Ball

Event Review : The St Andrews Ball

    Everyone loves our tiny seaside town, and the Fellowship enticingly promised to give us an event that would “celebrate the town, students, and the University that brings us all together“. This is a big statement, but – as a proud St Andrean – I was excited to see how they would bring together an event that would applaud the […]

Book of the Week: Salman Rushdie – ‘The Courter’ (East, West, 1994)

Book of the Week: Salman Rushdie – ‘The Courter’ (East, West, 1994)

  ‘The Courter’ is a short story by Salman Rushdie that was published in 1994 within the collection East, West. It is told from the perspective of a teenage boy from India who has been sent to boarding school in the United Kingdom. The now grown-up narrator reminisces the time during the sixties, when he was joined in London by his […]

‘Frozen Beat’ by Tom Liney

‘Frozen Beat’ by Tom Liney

We are so glad to have a new poem from one of our writers Tom Liney. His poem Frozen Beat is inspired by uncertainty in love and loss.    Frozen Beat Static wrinkles, bloodless bruises, faded incisions all solidified for show. Your cheeks are creased with a gentle smile and I dare to find- The scars from cesareans you wished would never […]

‘Hibernation’ by Stan Usovicz

‘Hibernation’ by Stan Usovicz

Stan Usovicz sends us another beautifully written poem Hibernation.    Hibernation Simmering embers cast a gentle glow, Their dim light, the only combatant of shadows. The moon cannot aide its ally, Nothing shows through the snowy windows. Nothing talks save the fire’s cackling chuckle. The occasional snap, like the crack of a knuckle Cuts through the air undisturbed. Not a […]

“TAI O” by Johnny Morgan

“TAI O” by Johnny Morgan

Johnny Morgan sends us his poem “TAI O”.  Written in blank verse, the poem has a sense of freedom and ‘finite space’ as the final line states. My favourite thing about this poem are the detailed images it presents the reader with as it focuses in on the speaker’s observations. If I’m correct, this poem is an observation of the fishing town […]

A dramatic dialogue among different characters from various novels

A dramatic dialogue among different characters from various novels

  Did you ever wonder what happens when the characters of your favourite novels encounter each other? What would they talk about? Maria Borello gave it a thought and she imagined a dramatic dialogue between different characters from different novels. How many do you recognise?      It is mid-morning in one of the busiest arrondissements on the Right Bank. […]

‘She says that his problem is himself’ by Inga Vasilyeva

‘She says that his problem is himself’ by Inga Vasilyeva

In our final issue of this semester’s Tribe we have a brand new contribution from Inga Vasilyeva. The Tribe is always welcome to new writers so if you’re feeling inspired, send us some of your creative work to creativewriting@thetribeonline.com next semester.    She says that his problem his himself She says that his problem is himself. She says that anybody could find him if […]

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on November 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Perspective

Run Away Thoughts: A Christmas Truth

  In this semester’s final issue of ‘Run Away thoughts’, Jessica Yin contemplates the significance of Santa Claus.    by How I See Life   WARNING! The following article contains spoilers regarding the existence of a certain red suit-wearing, cookie-eating, white-bearded old man.  I’m a smart ass know-it-all who loves answers. Mysteries are particularly tantalising because they promise the sweet discovery […]

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on November 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Creative Writing, Short Story

To Prove a Villain – Chapter 6

  Catriona Scott sends us the final part of her ongoing 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 […]

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on November 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Creative Writing, Poetry

‘Social MEDIAtion’ by Stan Usovicz

Stan Usovicz sent us more of his cuttingly satirical poetry this week. His poem Social MEDIAtion portrays a very recognisable world.  Social MEDIAtion ‘Look at me! Look at me!’ we scream at our screens Look at my life full of interesting things Look at my pictures, the scenes I have seen I’m a completely, uniquely, distinct human being! I’m so wittily keen […]

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on November 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Culture, Film

Film Review: Interstellar (2014)

    How to begin with Christopher Nolan’s eagerly anticipated Interstellar? Visually the film is stunning. From the golden lighting of the southern states to the inky black depths of space, Intestellar is pleasing to the eye. Nolan’s depiction of a black hole is mesmerising, especially given that this is the most scientifically accurate model scientists have to date. It […]

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on November 24, 2014 at 2:38 pm / in What's On

Event Review : STAR Cosmic Cabaret

    Described as “Moonrise Kingdom” and “Galactic Gathering,” STAR’s Cosmic Cabaret was, without a doubt, a culmination of the most eclectic acts that I have ever seen on the same cosmic stage. For free-entry, this event was a bargain and – at the very least – an interesting night. Taking place in Trinity Church Hall on Queens Terrace (which […]

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on November 22, 2014 at 12:56 am / in Creative Writing, Short Story

To Prove a Villain – Chapters 5

  Catriona Scott sends us part five of her ongoing 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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on November 16, 2014 at 11:34 pm / in What's On

Event Review : Welly Ball

  My anticipations of Welly Ball this year could not have been higher. When I interviewed India and Isa last semester, I was thrilled to find out that all proceeds from the evening were going towards the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust – an outstanding mental health charity. And, with the cloakroom being run by Students Minds, it was easy to see that […]

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on November 14, 2014 at 1:46 pm / in Creative Writing, Short Story

To Prove a Villain – Chapter 4

  Catriona Scott sends us the fourth instalment of her ongoing 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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on November 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Creative Writing, Poetry

‘Yesterday’ by Rachel Abreu

Rachel Abreu, another one of our new writers for the Creative Writing section, sent us her poem Yesterday. Short but powerful, Rachel’s poem captures a moment in time which induces melancholic meditations upon a ‘friend.’    Yesterday I poured my heart out But my blood fell through Like water through cracks between fingers, And words fell out of my mouth […]

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on November 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Books, Culture

Review: Jodi Picoult and Dundee Poetry Society

  In the last week of October, the Dundee Literary Festival was held in Dundee, with a massive 60 events sporting stars, debut voices, translation tales, and stories from world famous authors. On the occasion, American author Jodi Picoult (we all know My Sister’s Keeper, don’t we?) talked about her new book Leaving Time. Samantha Evans was there:     […]

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