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Scotland Decides: Voices on the Vote

Scotland Decides: Voices on the Vote

By Contributors September 18, 2014

Scottish voters head to the polls today to decide the fate of the United Kingdom in a true exercise of democracy. Scotland is one of the four Home Countries that constitute the union, alongside England,...

Sovereignty Best Serves Scots Future

Sovereignty Best Serves Scots’ Future

By Gordon Shannon September 18, 2014

On Jan. 16, 1707, the Scottish Parliament voted 110 to 69 in favor of the treaty of unification with England, and Scotland ceased to be an independent nation. The leader of the anti-unionist party...

In A Time of Turmoil, Better Together

In A Time of Turmoil, Better Together

By Jess Kelham-Hohler September 18, 2014

When it was announced that a referendum would be held to decide whether Scotland would become independent, I really didn’t care. What the media was trumping up to be one of the most monumental turning...

Breaking Free From Britishness

Breaking Free From “Britishness”

By Michael Newton September 18, 2014

Many people have looked at the economic issues as the main reason to vote “yes” or “no” in the upcoming referendum. However, I do not see the issue as one of economics or politics, but rather an...

As Scotland Decides, Eyewitness to History

As Scotland Decides, Eyewitness to History

By Caroline Gelinne September 18, 2014

When I landed in Edinburgh 10 days ago, I expected to be bombarded with referendum propaganda. I anticipated people shouting on street corners, shoving pamphlets in my face and banners plastered on every...

Finding Kinship in Fight for Independence

Finding Kinship in Fight for Independence

By Hannah Muldavin September 18, 2014

When I found out I would be studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, I popped in my “Braveheart” DVD and gathered my blue war paint and tartan scarf that had been hanging in my closet...

Give Unity Another Chance

Give Unity Another Chance

By Alden LeClair September 18, 2014

Being the politically minded Georgetown student that I am, when I studied at the University of Edinburgh, it did not take long into a conversation with my Scottish friends for us to turn to the topic of...

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