The Maddening Crowd: Freshers Week Revisited

The Maddening Crowd: Freshers Week Revisited

Remember Freshers week? No, didn’t think so… So, to reFRESH your memory (pardon the pun), here are a selection of photos from the Freshers Week events at the Union, ranging from Scouting for Girls to Clan Warfare.         Contributors: Jessica Yin and Danielle Courtney     Compiled and Edited by: Liz Nicholls

Event Review : FoMSF Cocktail Evening

Event Review : FoMSF Cocktail Evening

  With the Ebola crisis sweeping throughout West Africa in mind, FoMSF (Friends of Médecins Sans Frontières) started this year’s events with a fabulous evening at Rascals on Thursday, September 18th. Information on the Ebola outbreak was provided along with music, company and good cheer in pursuit of raising awareness about this international medical crisis.     Since the outbreak was declared on […]

Event Review : YogiSoc Workshop

Event Review : YogiSoc Workshop

    YogiSoc was it was only established last year, but they already have the award of Best New Society under their belt. The goal of YogiSoc this year – according to the society’s Treasurer – is to build a community that both serves as a positive outlet for the stresses of student life and also works at a level […]

Event Review : CROSSWALK 2014

Event Review : CROSSWALK 2014

  Jonathan Gibb reviews CROSSWALK, DONT WALK’s newest event, which premiered Wednesday, 17th September at the Kinkell Byre. See our preview of the event here.    Planning something new and completely different to anything that’s been held before means, by necessity, that you’re not going to be sure how things will turn out. This Wednesday at Kinkell, the mistiness of the afternoon made it […]

Krakow: 2 Days, 2 Dinners

Krakow: 2 Days, 2 Dinners

The Polish cuisine is far from ordinary – Jacky Westermann opens up her repertoire of secret spots and introduces you to places to enjoy little temptations…   When I was living in Krakow, I didn’t just work on my Polish; I also tried every new dish I could find. A part of my family lives in Poland, and as a result, […]

Courtesy of Duncan Campbell and Rodeo Gallery.

It For Others – Duncan Campbell

Patrick Campbell explores the critique of western commodities presented in Duncan Campbell’s Turner Prize nominated work, It For Others.     In anticipation of the announcement of this year’s Turner Prize winner in December, I will reveal a series of pieces on each of this year’s nominations. This week I will be looking at the work of Irish-born video artist and filmmaker Duncan […]

Review: The Known Unknown. Bookshops and the Delight of Not Getting What You Wanted.

Review: The Known Unknown. Bookshops and the Delight of Not Getting What You Wanted.

  The Unknown Unknown is a tiny little treasure I came across in a small bookshop in St Andrews. It is a very short essay written by bestselling author Mark Forsyth , only some twenty pages long, but indeed a wonderful defence of literature and the traditional bookshop. In our digitised society – in our world of e-books and kindles – […]

The Magic Seaweed: Reviewing the Wild Food Walk

The Magic Seaweed: Reviewing the Wild Food Walk

Transition University of St Andrews organised a wild food walk as a chance for students to engage with their natural surroundings. Members of the local community met at East Sands, and under the guidance of Tony Wilson, a local foraging expert, they explored the culinary delicacies that grow naturally in St Andrews. Jacky Westermann shares what she learned about what […]

Drink of the Week: Thistly Cross Cider

Drink of the Week: Thistly Cross Cider

  Usually, this column is used to highlight a cocktail recipe created just for The Tribe or showcase a local restaurant or bar with an exceptional drink on offer. This week, however, it is absolutely crucial that all new students and newcomers to St Andrews are introduced to the sheer joy that is Thistly Cross Cider.     As you […]

‘Literature’s Legacy’ by Stephanie Redfern Jones

‘Literature’s Legacy’ by Stephanie Redfern Jones

Stephanie Redfern Jones’s second poetic contribution expresses a sentiment that is sure to ring true in many of your own hearts. Read this in conjunction with Charlotte Wirth’s Musings on Literature in a Digitized Society to get an insight into how literature affects the individual.     Literature’s Legacy They will say, “What did you do with your life?” And I might […]

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on September 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Books, Culture

Musings on Literature in a Digitized Society

Charlotte Wirth offers her views on what is currently happening to the traditional book in the 21st century alongside the rise of social media and other technological forms of ‘distraction’. Wirth speculates on what the future holds for this ‘traditional’ way of reading as well as how classic novels and publishers will stand the test of time in this grossly […]

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on September 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Perspective

Ukraine: The Truth About the Conflict

   by blu-news.org   Confused about the conflict in Ukraine? Let Rachael Povey fill you in on the rocky relationship between Russia and the Western world.   It is possible to argue that Russia has had a precarious relationship with the Western world since the creation of the Soviet Union in 1922. But as the conflict between Russia and the Ukraine continues […]

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on September 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in On the Road

Excerpts From My Travel Journal: Changing Horizons

  Nicola Simonetti was born in Italy not so long ago. A blogger and an aspiring journalist who likes reading, vintage stuff, and traveling gives us a window into his thoughts while traveling through Copenhagen and Amsterdam.   When somebody is asked to report their adventure, they usually give a quite detailed description of every place they visit and every […]

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on September 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Creative Writing, Poetry

‘Inside-Out’ by Thomas Liney

Thomas Liney’s second contribution in our second issue of The Tribe is a refreshing poem which provokes us to consider matters from the ‘Inside-Out.’  Inside-Out As the city’s nerves throws off its skin – Shedding internal shame – We drift ceaselessly to a tender place, unseen.   For they say your actions are bold and brave, “Your voice is yours […]

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on September 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Perspective

Farewell Hamish

    Sally Allmark considers the deeper role Hamish McHamish played in the St Andrews community and says goodbye to our famous feline friend.   I was very sad to hear of our beloved town cat’s recent passing, and I was not alone – in the days since the unfortunate event, Hamish’s bronze statue has been overtaken by flowers and notes […]

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on September 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Culture, Theatre

Fringe Diary 2014: The Merchant of Venice

    The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the biggest arts festival in the world, was bigger than ever this year with an incredible three thousand two hundred shows being performed. Having attended the Fringe many times in previous years as an audience member, it was my pleasure and privilege to join the ranks of the participants by performing in The Trent Shakespeare […]

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on September 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Food

White Girl’s Paradise: Make Your Own Damn Pumpkin Spice

  It’s become such a cliché in the past few years: nothing goes together quite like (primarily American) white girls and autumn. Memes multiply and stereotypes sprawl across the Internet about Ugg boots, circle scarves, pumpkin patches and – most saliently – Pumpkin. Spice. Everything. Though the legendary Starbucks PSL is perhaps the most famous culprit, the American market becomes […]

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on September 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Creative Writing, Short Story

‘A Delicate Thing’ by Victoria Walsh

Victoria Walsh sends us another piece of flash fiction in which readers are able to see into a fraction of the protagonist Alice’s memories. Walsh invokes a ‘quotidian’ aspect to this short story as A Delicate Thing reminds us that what we consider to be the most insignificant of tasks or objects often holds more meaning than we may first think.   […]

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on September 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in On the Road

Travel Adventures: Phong Nha, Vietnam

Katie O’Donnell explores the tiny village of Phong Nha in the rolling hills of Vietnam and gives us the inside scoop on an up-and-coming tourist destination.    Just a few miles off Vietnam’s major highway, about 500km south of Hanoi, there is the tiny village of Phong Nha. Despite our meticulous travel planning, we had not heard of it, and, […]

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on September 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Creative Writing, Poetry

The ways I love you (Inspired by Pablo Neruda’s ‘Sonnet XVII’)

  Stephanie Redfern Jones sends us an elegant love poem inspired by Pablo Neruda’s Sonnet XVII from his 1960 collection 100 Love Sonnets. Redfern Jones’s speaker expresses their love in so many ways that attempting to define love becomes one of the main themes of the poem.   The ways I love you (Inspired by Pablo Neruda’s ‘Sonnet XVII’) I love […]

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