2019 October



Gap in the syllabus: Public health and policy

31st October 2019

Ilia Hionidou Writer In the latest instalment of our series on LGBTQ+ inclusivity, Ilia  Hionidou interviews Dr Forssell, founder of the LGBT Health Policy program at the George Washington University. Earlier this year, the UK experienced a wave of protests against same-sex education in primary schools. Ilia Hionidou interviews academics about their experiences in teaching ...


Safe-injecting spaces: a waste of our money?

31st October 2019

Megan McManus Writer Megan McManus discusses whether or not safe injecting spaces are a valid use of limited NHS funds. The past few months have seen a steady rise in awareness around the UK opioid addiction crisis, as well as a greater public interest in harm reduction campaigns. A byproduct of both is an increase ...


Just how free can the GFT be if the GFT could be free?

31st October 2019

Jamie Graham Writer A review of the GFT’s brand new pay-what-you-want scheme . Shortly after arriving at the University of Glasgow, I decided to make a list; I tried to note down every film I wanted to watch. I knew that paying to watch them all would become one of my most expensive hobbies. However, ...


Are we letting the bastards grind us down?

31st October 2019

Hailie Pentleton Writer With the release of Margaret Atwood’s sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is our reality drawing closer to the work of fiction than we care to admit? First published in 1985, Margaret Atwood’s speculative, feminist fiction The Handmaid’s Tale took the literary world by storm. Atwood imagines a future wherein authoritarianism reigns and ...


10 ways to reduce your waste this Halloween

31st October 2019

Ella Bagameri Writer After Halloween, how do you best recycle the outfits you will never wear again or the plastic props which will be forgotten about until your next spring clean? This Halloween, most of us are looking for the perfect costume to wear, spookiest decorations to put up and most importantly – the biggest ...


A haunted career for actors?

31st October 2019

Jordan Hunter Reporter A dive into the world of horror acting and how it may be the highest form of performance.  Often, we tend to view those who do horror acting, acting in things like ghost tours, haunted mazes or houses, etc., as an outlet for failed actors to try to earn money until they ...


How far is too far when it comes to free speech?

30th October 2019

Mary Horner Writer Was Naga Munchetty out of line when she insinuated Donald Trump is a racist on the BBC Breakfast show? In a recent news report, Naga Munchetty, the BBC One Breakfast presenter for just under 10 years, gave her opinion on one of many Trump tweets to be brought into the news fold. ...


Is the age of online privacy over?

30th October 2019

Holly Jennings Views Editor Over a year has passed since the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal and we are still very much in the dark about what happened. Will online privacy ever truly exist again? Last year saw the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, where it was exposed that Cambridge Analytica had harvested millions of pounds worth of data ...


Living with a skin condition at university

30th October 2019

Rachel Campbell Writer How does managing a skin condition affect your university life? I started university buzzing with the prospect of studying something I enjoyed, gaining independence, and meeting new people who had similar interests and goals. I got a part-time job, studied, partied, and had a great first semester at the University of Glasgow. ...


Getting fit in Glesga

30th October 2019

Paul Dawson Writer For those wanting to exercise on the cheap, we take you through some scrimping ways to get fit without pulling the purse strings too much. In the last few years, there has been a rapid increase in the amount of people becoming more involved in personal fitness. Capitalising on this growing trend, ...