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May 1985

2 May 1985: Accommodation crisis

  • £15,000 and counting after Rag Week ‘85’: Edinburgh’s Rag Week ’85 ended with the traditional floats procession livening up a bitterly cold Saturday afternoon. Twenty one floats- led by the GeogSoc whose tropical entry was judged the best on show by the Lord Provost- made their way along Princes Street and into the Grassmarket accompanied by a band of drum majorettes.
  • Folk band together to aid Ethipoia: Inspired by Band Aid, Edinburgh University Settlement has recently been working to bring together some of Scotland’s best-known folk musicians to produce an album to sell in aid of Ethiopia.
  • The enemy within: Next Monday, Channel Four will screen a documentary voicing the worries and concerns of one particular community. It focuses on the unease of people living close to the US Navy submarine base at Holy Loch, on the West Coast of Scotland.

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9 May 1985: EUSA tackles budget deficit

  • Debates make election news: The unprecedented decision to take the fight of Debates convener across campus has resulted in a split between supporters of the two candidates, Tom Reid and Iain McLaughlin.
  • Linsey’s the star: Edinburgh University third year Chemical Engineering student, and Scots international athlete, Linsey Macdonald has agreed to be the Edinburgh gathering personality.
  • Coping with the Experience: This Easter holiday, a group of ten Edinburgh University students boarded a plane for Toronto on a trip called “Experience Canada.” Just recovered from her subsequent hangover, Shona Finlayson reports on an experience she- and Canada- will never forget.

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