Jamnesty: Reviewed

Jamnesty: Reviewed

St Andrews Amnesty International put on a good show, whilst keeping the message in the limelight. Venue 1 is half-canvassed and out of use, and the Union itself looks like a building site. As a result Venue 2, the erstwhile less-used room at the top of two flights of stairs, has taken on something of a cult following amongst the […]

Event Preview: The Vagina Monologues

Event Preview: The Vagina Monologues

The Tribe interviews the cast and crew of this year’s production of The Vagina Monologues in anticipation of their performances on the 14th and 15th of April. Find out more about the event here.  The Tribe: Just in case some of the reading audience doesn’t already know what The Vagina Monologues is, can you give a little background information and summary? Sadie Hochfield […]

On the Rocks Festival Theatre Review: Gallathea

On the Rocks Festival Theatre Review: Gallathea

Calder Hudson reviews director Ben Anderson’s production of Gallathea, which went up 4th-5th February in the Barron Theatre through the On the Rocks Festival.  In the Director’s Note accompanying Gallathea’s program, Ben Anderson wrote that he “wanted the play to be fun for the actors and audience, engaging with a play they’ve probably never heard of.” Gallathea is certainly an (undeservedly) under-sung […]

Fine Food & Dining Society: Spring Harvest

Fine Food & Dining Society: Spring Harvest

Caterina Giammarresi fills us in about her experiences at the Spring Harvest cooking class held by the Fine Food & Dining Society on Wednesday, 2nd April.  Contrary to what the grey weather would have us believe, spring has arrived in St Andrews! To celebrate, this week’s Fine Food and Dining class—Spring Harvest—featured foods that are now in season. As someone who […]

Sitara: Reviewed

Sitara: Reviewed

The final show of St’ Andrews fashion season didn’t fail to dazzle, despite its problems. The last show of St Andrews’ fashion season, staged this time in Younger Hall, provided a refreshingly vibrant alternative to the poker-faced affairs of the other shows on offer. A fusion of models, dancers and actors occupied the runway, engaging the audience with a dramatic […]

Documentary Review: Call me Kuchu (2012)

Documentary Review: Call me Kuchu (2012)

Jeni Morris reviews Call me Kuchu, a documentary about LGBT issues in Uganda directed by Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright. This documentary gives a personalised yet balanced view into the LGBT community of Uganda. Filmed before the signing into law of the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act, which amongst other things legalised the death penalty for certain homosexuals, this documentary provides a detailed […]

The Scarlet Letter ‘A’

The Scarlet Letter ‘A’

‘The Americans’ is a term often bandied about in St Andrews. Matt Steele argues that it encourages prejudice, and should be gotten rid of. I wear the scarlet ‘A’; I am an American in St Andrews. Being an American in St Andrews is like being Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter. I too walk around a small town with a […]

Fine Food & Dining Society: Cooking with Booze

Fine Food & Dining Society: Cooking with Booze

Hannah Kate Risser shares her experience with the Cooking with Booze cooking class held by the Fine Food & Dining Society on Wednesday, 12th March.  Cooking with booze. The name itself is enticing enough to many, even to those who would not normally frequent a cooking class. Indeed, the class itself was quite full, the chatter in the hall already filling the space […]

Istanbul: 2 Days, 2 Dinners

Istanbul: 2 Days, 2 Dinners

Sammy Evans takes us on a culinary tour of Turkey’s famous city… During the spring break, I found myself falling in love with Istanbul. The chaos connected with my soul, and the coffee cult and continuous backgammon in the cafes struck a chord with me. I was pretty sure that I was never going to come back to St. Andrews. […]

Album Review: ‘Forcefield’ by Tokyo Police Club

Album Review: ‘Forcefield’ by Tokyo Police Club

Robin Hughes reviews Tokyo Police Club’s newest album, Forcefield. Tokyo Police Club were a late-noughties indie band that never really threatened to get massive. Their 2007 debut EP, A Lesson In Crime, whipped through 8 tracks in 16 minutes, barely pausing to breathe. It exhibited a band with frenetic energy, and while it would be a stretch to say it […]

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on April 3, 2014 at 11:00 am / in Culture, Music

Album Review: Ratking’s ‘So It Goes’

Tim Hughes reviews Ratking’s newest album, So It Goes Ratking’s So It Goes opens with a monologue about how you can’t compare current, young rappers to Biggie and Tupac because of the massive difference in life experience. As the argument goes, they have separate reference points and therefore cannot be put up against one another; they are of completely distinct times. […]

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on March 31, 2014 at 5:23 pm / in Editor, Eye On...

St Andrews’ Cancer Awareness Day

On Thursday April 3rd town and gown will come together for St Andrews’ Cancer Awareness Day. Stuart McMillan gets the full story. This year St Andrews will play host to the first ever St Andrews’ Cancer Awareness Day. Organised by the University of St Andrews’ Cop-a-Feel Society, Macmillan Cancer Society and headed by Fourth Year Sarah Engstrand, the event is […]

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on March 19, 2014 at 5:07 pm / in Culture, Theatre

Theatre Review: Common People

Dominic Kimberlin reviews Alice Shearon’s Common People, which went up 6th and 7th March as part of Mermaids’ SAND Festival. Check out our preview of the show here.  Common People is Alice Shearon’s second St Andrews production and, like the first, explores the issues surrounding university life. Unlike the first, this production is set in an unnamed University during the 90s […]

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on March 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm / in Culture, Theatre

Theatre Review: And She Cried Mercy

Kelly Schweizer reviews And She Cried Mercy, the second St Andrews show put on by playwright and director Rory Mackenzie. The producer was Emily Poe. And She Cried Mercy went up 12th and 13th March in the Barron Theatre.  And She Cried Mercy promised to be ‘a dark comedy of institutions, booze and boob jobs’ and it certainly lived up to its claim. This […]

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on March 19, 2014 at 4:47 pm / in Culture, Theatre

Theatre Review: Don Quixote

Beth Worlock reviews Don Quixote, directed by Mattia Mariotti and produced by Olga Loza, which went up in Venue 1 on Monday, 10th March and Tuesday, 11th March. Check out the Tribe’s preview interview here.  Faced with the prospect of reviewing a production starring one of The Tribe’s own (Dominic Kimberlin as the eponymous Quixote), I couldn’t help but feel […]

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on March 13, 2014 at 11:00 am / in Food

Fine Food & Dining Society: Thai Cuisine

Caterina Giammarresi shares her experience with the Thai Cuisine cooking class held by the Fine Food & Dining Society on Wednesday, 26th February.  One of the things I miss most about being with my family is being able to share my obsession with Thai food. The only Thai restaurant in St Andrews is a bit pricey, and —as a student— […]

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on March 13, 2014 at 11:00 am / in Food

Victoria’s Hot Cross Buns

Tesco has Easter eggs out, so here’s an Easter recipe for some good old fashioned hot cross buns. Get stuffed, cream eggs. Ingredients: Yeast batter: 1 sachet dried yeast (a tbsp)  1 tsp sugar  225ml warm milk 115g strong white bread flour Dough mix: 350g strong white bread flour 50g sugar 1 tsp salt 2 tsps mixed spice 2 tsps […]

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on March 13, 2014 at 11:00 am / in Eye On..., Fashion

Glitterball: Reviewed.

Lyla Saifi on St Andrews’ LGBT, black tie, glitterati-filled affair. Glamour. If I had to describe the LGBT society’s Glitterball in a single word, it would have to be: glamour. As I walked into the Old Course Hotel I was directed by the concierge to the Champion’s Hall. A feeling of class already surged through my thoughts. However, I was hesitant […]

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on March 9, 2014 at 2:37 pm / in Culture, Theatre

Theatre Review: Mercury Fur

Chris Cannell reviews Mercury Fur, which went up on 28th February and 1st March. We were walking along Lamond Drive —five of us— on a beautiful, sun-saturated, Instagram-filter day, attending the Mercury Fur preview show.  A car roared alongside us, blaring grime from its open window.  This occurrence was separate from the planned preview, but the level of commitment from […]

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on March 6, 2014 at 11:50 pm / in Culture, Fashion

DONT WALK 2014: Reviewed

Enshrouded in the mystery of a secret venue departing from the Kinkell standard, this year’s DONT WALK fashion show sparked in me a rather strong curiosity. Unlike FS, which kept us up to speed with photo shoots, behind-the-scenes snapshots and model daywear, DONT WALK kept its production details under wraps, leaving everyone in anxious anticipation of what they had in […]

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