Event Review : STAR Cosmic Cabaret

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 […]

Event Review : Welly Ball

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 […]

To Prove a Villain – Chapter 4

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 […]

‘Yesterday’ by Rachel Abreu

‘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 […]

Review: Jodi Picoult and Dundee Poetry Society

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:     […]

Run Away Thoughts: Kicking the Bottle

Run Away Thoughts: Kicking the Bottle

  In this issue of ‘Run Away Thoughts’, Jessica Yin considers how consumption of alcohol correlates to enjoyment on a night out – could we be making better use of our free time if we ditch the booze?    by Sebastian Surendar As a reckless adrenaline junkie, I’ve made my fair share of questionable decisions in the past. However, showing up sober […]

Achik: The Second Generation

Achik: The Second Generation

  After a promising start last year, ethical clothing company Achik is coming on leaps and bounds. Rachel Abreu speaks to Emily Cook from Achik to find out what the next year has in store.     Although – amidst all the chaos of the past 8 weeks – it seems as if the Freshers Fayre is something to be […]

Book of the Week – ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals’ by Michael Pollan

Book of the Week – ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals’ by Michael Pollan

  Have you ever wondered what it is you’re eating? Where your food comes from? Have you ever wondered why the tomato sauce you bought has about 30 ingredients – most of which you can’t even pronounce? Have you ever guessed exactly how much corn is in, for instance, your hamburger? Or oil made from corn? Artificial flavours made from […]

Inklight Poetry Slam: Review

Inklight Poetry Slam: Review

    It was Tuesday night in Sandy’s Bar, and there was a line around the corner to get in. No, it was not a Topless Tuesday event – although it was just as revealing. It was the Inklight Poetry Slam, the society’s first one of the year.  Just £4 for non-menbers, and £2 for members, the Slam was an […]

‘Existential Crisis’ by Stan Usovicz

‘Existential Crisis’ by Stan Usovicz

This week we have two brand new pieces from Stan Usovicz. If you’re inspired by Stan’s fantastic work please send us your submissions to either creativewriting@thetribeonline.com or to our Creative Writing sub-editor Olia Kuranova at ok6@st-andrews.ac.uk.    Existential Crisis His eyes flitted quickly hither and thither, scouring the room for something which was not there, nor ever had been. His […]

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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 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Food

Cocktail of the Week: The Welcome Comfort

Thanksgiving is upon us, and the weather is finally as cold as one would expect November in Scotland to be. This cocktail is the perfect mix of sweet and savory, and it warms you from your very core. As the ideal accompaniment to turkey and stuffing, or just to enjoy with friends by the fireplace, whip up a few of […]

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

Drunk Reviews: Courtyard Cafe

From the Editor: This is a new type of article from The Tribe: Drunk Reviews. Anonymously written and wonderfully candid, these are a whole new world of culinary criticism. If you are particularly enthused about food when you’re drunk, we’d love to share it with our readers. Email your reviews to food@thetribeonline.com and they might be published! From the Author: The only […]

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on November 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Art & Fashion, Fashion

History of Fashion – The Sufragettes

Viktoria Szanto looks into the fashion world of the late 19th and early 20th century, especially those skirts, dresses and trouser that helped women to win the vote.       Downton Abbey: Sybil turns up to breakfast in her glorious harem pants with so much sass. You gasp for breath, and manage to release a strange, high-pitched noise. The […]

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

Album Review: Taylor Swift, 1989

    With 1.2million copies sold in its first week alone, Taylor Swift has the best-selling album in the country right now – and it’s not hard to see why. 1989 is an evocative portrayal of her life and loves, and its heady mixture of candid honesty and synth beats seems to resonate with teenagers across the globe. Stealing Eminem’s title […]

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

Foo Fighters, Sonic Highway: Review

    Eight albums and twenty years in, Foo Fighters’ stock has never been higher. Dave Grohl’s status as the last true Rock God looks more assured every day – and as his cult continues to expand, so it seems do his ambitions. First he made a film, documenting the history of Los Angeles’ Sound City Studio, and now the […]

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on November 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Creative Writing

‘Reflection on the Life of an Icon’ by Stan Usovicz

This week we have a great contribution from a brand new writer Stan Usovicz. His absurd piece satirizes ‘the life of an icon’ (see if you can guess who it is!) in a story of the life of a bee called ‘Beezus’ in our very own town of St Andrews.  ACTION NEWS OBITUARY THE END OF AN ERA: A reflection […]

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

Ben Howard, I Forget Where We Were: Review

    The first time I listened to Ben Howard’s I Forget Where We Were in its entirety was on Zane Lowe’s live session streamed on the BBC Radio 1 website. The video was only available for a month, but I shamelessly admit to making good use of that time, to the point where – whilst streaming the studio album […]

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

‘Live’ – by Liz Nicholls

  Taken at last month’s FFALL, in which bands such as Withered Hand and The Winter Tradition took to the stage, this selection of photos explores the relationship between performer and audience. Through these photographs the energy expressed on stage by the performers and the audience’s reactions are both emphasised, highlighting that in a performance, both audience and performer are […]

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on November 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Perspective, What's On

Finding Time to Unwind in the Run Up to Christmas

   by Justin Brown   It’s here. It’s past mid-semester, but the deadlines keep on coming. Just when we all imagined that the busiest time of the academic calendar had passed, we realise it’s not quite over yet. The cold November air bites at hands and noses as we rush around in an impassioned frenzy, juggling library books and printing essays, […]

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