2018 December



Breaking with tradition on the festive screen

20th December 2018

    Inanna Tribukait Reporter Every year, there is this Christmas feeling all around. Or maybe it’s just the multiplication of Facebook notifications and posters for screenings of It’s a Wonderful Life, Love Actually and The Grinch. From your arthouse cinema to online platform, it’s invariably the same titles on offer every year. As wonderfully ...


Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell stop

20th December 2018

    Hannah Patterson Writer As December rolls around, our hearts, minds and radio stations are filled with Christmas spirit, and we’re graced with some classic tunes to bring us into the festive season. However, to keep the balance of the universe, there seems to be an equal number of Christmas tunes that make you ...


Diversity in December

20th December 2018

  Theodore Wilcocks Writer With growing diversity in Britain, should we perhaps pay a little more weight to other holidays around the winter season?   Bodhi Day, Pancha Ganapati, Hannukkah, Human Rights Day, Kwanzaa, to name but a few. What’s missing from this list? Of course, it was on the tip of your tongue: Christmas. ...


Unwrapping Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

20th December 2018

  Emily Hay Books Columnist “It may interest you to know that it isn’t only in the financials that Dickens somewhat resembles the pre-reformed Scrooge: he also seemed to find it impossible to practice that compassion that he so preached.” Do you wail when shops put out their Christmas stock in October? Do you despair ...


Christmas as a Non-Christian

20th December 2018

  Julia Hegele Theatre Editor Christmas is, without question, the most wonderful time of the year. Lights are twinkling, presents are being wrapped, insane amounts of food and drink are being consumed in the name of festivity – who wouldn’t want to be a part of that? However some of the most avid Christmas revelers, ...


All I want for Christmas is food

18th December 2018

Kyle Gunn Culture Editor The best thing about Christmas is, obviously, the food. Because it’s such an important part of the season, cooking anything festive can feel daunting— here’s four of my favourite books which will help take off the pressure. The Christmas Chronicles, Nigel Slater The Christmas Chronicles is the winter cookbook.  As well ...


Christmas blues

18th December 2018

Gabrielle Lucie Writer Christmas lovers, rejoice! It’s that time of the year again. A time for frolicking into packed high street shops, looking for that special present for that special someone – or just a boring yet handy box-set of fancy socks and luxury body wash for that cousin of yours you see once a ...


Are our degrees being diluted?

18th December 2018

  Beth Leishman Writer More people than ever are getting first-class degrees, so are they still as valuable? As The Glasgow Guardian addressed in an article last month, there are currently more students gaining first-class degrees in the UK than ever before. Indeed, 26% of graduates achieved a first class degree in the last academic ...


Politics must be taught in schools

18th December 2018

Bethany Woodhead & Tara Gandhi Views Editor & Investigations Editor Ah, politics – the topic to most avoid at social gatherings and a source of worldwide anguish. The turbulence of today’s political climate has drawn a huge divide between individuals across all nations, with identity politics becoming the number one dinner party conversation topic, leaving ...


Episodes of starving

17th December 2018

    Bethany Woodhead Views Editor Content warning: this article contains references to eating disorders and body image There’s a really unhealthy obsession which isn’t being talked about enough – the joy of not eating. Obviously, this is an aspect of many eating disorders, such as anorexia; however, many young people who have not been ...