A Brief Guide to the Turkish Lira Crisis

Polen Türkmen analyses the causes that have led to the loss in value of the Turkish Lira.

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Student Accommodation in St Andrews: An EPRG Analysis

By members of the Economic Policy & Research Group   In this report, the Economic Policy & Research Group (EPRG) investigates the nature of high costs in student accommodation in St Andrews.  An initial analysis of the current housing situation shows that rents in St Andrews are abnormally expensive for a student town; overall St Andreans…

Higher Education, Laid Low

By: St Andrews Students in Solidarity with Strikers We Concerned Students, Have been, are, and will be taking action to defend our teachers, our university, and higher education more broadly. In so doing, we acknowledge that no individual is ever clearly decisive, and no moment ever unambiguously the turning point of a transformation, but firmly…

The Catalonian Referendum in Retrospect

By Tom Leprince-Ringuet Correspondent, Internation Relations & Spanish Undergraduate Since the Catalonian referendum of the October 1st, 2017, followed by the unilateral declaration of independence on the 27th, Spain has been plunged into its biggest institutional crisis since democracy was restored in 1975. Spain’s outcome remains very uncertain, as the snap elections of December 21st have…

The Local is National: The Special Election of Florida House District 72

By Alex Hayes Editor, International Relations & Geography Undergraduate Evidence of a shifting U.S. political landscape can be found in the outcomes of local elections in the state of Florida.  An especially stunning outcome was announced on February 13th, when the Democratic candidate Margaret Good defeated Republican candidate James Buchanan in a special election for…

The Vice-Chancellor’s Email: A Response from the UCU

By The St Andrews University and College Union (UCU) The following is a point by point response to the email circulated by Vice-Chancellor Sally Mapstone and signed by other members of the Principal’s Office. As this magazine has firmly sought to defend our striking teachers, it has opted to publish this rebuttal so as to ensure…

Why You Shouldn’t Fill Out the NSS… Yet

[I]f we as a student body make it clear to the University—  through stern letters to Sally Mapstone and Collegegate—  that we won’t fill out the NSS until an agreement is reached… we can both help end the standoff sooner and help defend our own unique interests in the conflict.

The Russian Election: If Not Putin, Then Who?

By Murray Lang Correspondent, International Relations & Russian  In March, Russia will hold an election. There will be campaigns of a sort. There will be debates and interviews. There will even be opposition rallies and protests. But none of this will change the result that Putin will serve a fourth term as president. But it…

The Economics of Mass Shootings

By Kyra Ward Editor, Economics & International Relations Student  Valentine’s Day 2018 has been marked in the United States as one of the many days that has ended in a school shooting. Like previous shootings, this one has brought back the arguments about gun control and regulation, and the extreme backlash causing mass hysteria over…