Plan St Andrews: Because I am a girl

Plan St Andrews: Because I am a girl

  Zamira Malsagova, founder and society president of Plan St Andrews provides the latest on the new society, which raises money and awareness for the international children’s charity Plan and their recent campaign ‘Because I am a  girl’.     Plan is an international organisation that focuses on promoting and protecting rights of children in more than 50 developing countries across Asia, […]

‘Drip, Sip, Drop, Plop’ by Stan Usovicz

‘Drip, Sip, Drop, Plop’ by Stan Usovicz

A constantly delivering poet to The Tribe’s Creative Writing section, Stan Usovicz sent us his poem Drop, Sip, Drop, Plop – a poignant, emotional and thought-provoking plea from its author for not only safe, clean and accessible water for all, but for those with the privilege of access to clean water to reduce its wastage. This poem encourages us to think […]

World Book Day: Growing up through stories

World Book Day: Growing up through stories

  I always remember at school what a treat it would seem to get that £1 World Book Day token each year. While most of my classmates swiftly discarded theirs under desks or at the bottom of bags – those more business savvy might even trade them for something they deemed more valuable – I was the kid who took […]

‘Think Small’ by Stan Usovicz

‘Think Small’ by Stan Usovicz

In light of this week’s student elections, Stan Usovicz’s next poem Think Small seems particularly relevant. It continues the theme of consumption from Drip, Sip, Drop, Plop and reminds us that while thinking of others is a quality often taught to young children or espoused by us, through whatever means, we much prefer to indulge in ourselves and boost our own ego in a number […]

To Prove a Villain – Chapter 10

To Prove a Villain – Chapter 10

In Wrong Hath But Wrong, it is not long before Richard learns of the consequences of Harriet’s confession – and, realizing she is a danger to him, he resolves to rid himself of her earlier than he had planned. But it seems that Richard’s luck is quickly running out, as his position in power is at risk thanks to the very […]

’50/50′ by Tom Liney

’50/50′ by Tom Liney

We’re so glad to hear from Tom Liney with his new poem 50/50. Inspired by ‘glacier stalking’ in Patagonia over the Christmas holidays, 50/50 touches upon chance and the game of life. If you have been inspired by any experiences you have had lately and want to write about it, please send your work to creativewriting@thetribeonline.com.    50/50 ‘How heavy it is- this brokenness […]

Sustainably Sloshed: Reviewed

Sustainably Sloshed: Reviewed

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the St Andrews Brewing Company, so when the opportunity arose for me to attend a tasting there, I was helpless to resist. Sweetening the pot was the fact that the incomparable staff and stock of Luvians Bottle Shop fueled the evening. The event, called Sustainably Sloshed, was a part of the Green Week […]

‘Stay’ by Jessica Yin

‘Stay’ by Jessica Yin

Jessica Yin’s poem Stay combines the joy of companionship, dreaming and love with the fear of loss, loneliness and reality. All set in our beautiful little student town, Yin’s poem captures the excitement and sadness of long-distanced relationships in which there is a constant desire to stay hidden underneath the covers and behind the imagination invoked by romantic love.      Stay  […]

Run Away Thoughts: Being Human

Run Away Thoughts: Being Human

  As March is Women’s History Month, Jessica Yin gives us the run down on the negative impact of gender stereotyping and the harmful effect of strict binary opposition.    by Chrish Dunne I’ve always been considered one of the guys – a no-fuss, uncomplicated kind of friend that you forget has boobs and a vagina because hey, I’m not bothered if […]

Theatre Review: ‘Henry IV’

Theatre Review: ‘Henry IV’

Clarence Leong reviews Pirandello’s Henry IV, translated by George Murnaghan-Gordon, directed by Mattia Mariotti, and produced by Alberto J. C. Micheletti, which went up in the Barron Theatre 5-7th March.      Published under a collective title – Maschere nude (“Naked Masks”) – Henry IV (1921) was written by an Italian Nobel-literature prize winner, Luigi Pirandello, and given an exhilarating performance by a […]

Recent Stories

on March 13, 2015 at 12:00 pm / in Creative Writing, Short Story

‘Reunion’ by Jessica Yin

Jessica Yin’s excerpt from her short story Reunion focuses on the chance encounter between two past lovers and leaves us on cliffhanger in an airport. On this Friday 13th let’s hope none of us run into any ghosts…   Reunion It’s not every day that you see a ghost in the airport.   Of all places, of all the locations […]

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on March 7, 2015 at 8:16 pm / in Art & Fashion, Fashion

Look of the Week: Toasty yet Chic Week 6

Morgan Scobie tracked down one of the hottest looks in St Andrews this past week – a warm but fashionable outfit perfect for getting around town in the cold and wind until Scotland finally figures out that it’s springtime!      Name: Ali Saldanha Year of Study: 2nd The bitter winds and plummeting temperatures are enough of a reason to go […]

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on March 7, 2015 at 7:54 pm / in Culture, Theatre

Theatre Review: ‘Egregore’

Catriona Scott reviews Egregore, written and produced by Alicia Schultz and directed by Alexander Gillespie, which went up 26-28th February in the Barron Theatre.      Hypnotism, magic, blood…to say I was intrigued by the premise of this play would be an understatement. Written by new student playwright Alicia Shultz, Egregore follows the fortunes of a dying carnival whose performers possess […]

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on February 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm / in Books, Culture

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. […]

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on February 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm / in What's On

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 […]

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on February 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm / in Perspective

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 […]

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on February 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm / in Creative Writing, Short Story

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 […]

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on February 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm / in Creative Writing, Short Story

‘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 […]

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on February 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm / in Perspective

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 […]

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on February 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm / in On the Road

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 […]

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