2019 November



Racism in football: enough is enough

5th November 2019

Jamie Byrne Writer The beautiful game: a phrase which represents a game that takes up so much of our time. If it’s either counting down the minutes until the referee’s whistle at 3 o’clock on a Saturday, or screaming at the television on a weekday night after conceding a 90th minute equaliser on FIFA – ...


Soothing anxieties with the stage

5th November 2019

Blair Cunningham Theatre Editor Anyone who has felt their heart rate increase, their mind race around disasters, or questioned their own value when faced with social interactions, knows the pain of social anxiety. Psychologist Philip Zimbardo found that over 90% of surveyed individuals had felt socially anxious to a significant degree at some point in ...


Life Skills 101: Universities should offer practical courses

5th November 2019

Florentina Tudose Writer Have you ever thought about the moment after graduating with a slight tinge of dread? Are you a little uncertain about how the “real world” actually works? If so, you’re definitely not alone. Universities eagerly welcome students with the hope that the next batch of graduates leaving through the gates are the ...


A windy welcome

4th November 2019

Ananya Srivathsan Writer Throughout the summer I spent copious amounts of time imagining what university would be like: the people, the food, the music, and the culture. I was eager to make new friends and learn new things. I joined Facebook groups, registered for classes, and took recipes from my grandmother, all in preparation for ...


Finding the balance between books and boys

4th November 2019

  Victoria Chang Writer My parents and I never had the easiest time talking about boys. When I did get a boyfriend, it usually remained a secret to them. I would tiptoe behind their backs, trying to grow a healthy relationship, whilst ignoring my family. While I was at school, there was that precious bit ...


The worst football team in the world

4th November 2019

  Jordan Hunter Reporter While Glasgow has a rich football history, the story of my team is not so glamorous. Being a fan of “soccer” in the US leaves one with very little choice or hope. The national team continually underperforms, exhibition games are usually quite underwhelming, as top tier clubs wouldn’t want to injure ...


Take a joke: “edgy” comedy and consequences

4th November 2019

Basilia Weir Writer Three comedians were added to the cast of the enduring sketch show Saturday Night Live in September. One of them got fired before setting foot inside 30 Rock’s gilded doors. Shane Gillis’ story is eerily familiar. Promptly after the comic was cast, his past came back to bite him. I say past ...


Vaping: the good, the bad and the ugly

4th November 2019

Rebecca Newlands Writer After vaping has been linked to a mystery illness causing five deaths and 450 illnesses, is it really such a safe alternative after all? Far fewer people are smoking cigarettes today, partly in thanks to increasing awareness of the health risks and a range of restrictive measures. But for those who do ...


21st century Luddite

4th November 2019

Joseph Hutchinson and Jamie McDonald Writers Cast your mind back to the 2008 Disney-Pixar masterpiece, WALL-E. 29th century Earth was not quite the Utopia humankind had hoped for. The population of the starship Axiom were propped up by hovering mobility devices, presenting a comical, if not alarming, vision of the monotonous future that awaited if ...


How to stay sane in an anxious world

4th November 2019

Sophie Lawson Writer “Normal” student worries are no longer enough. Returning to university eight years on, the world feels very different. There are still too many deadlines, the infinite vortex of journal articles and awkward social gatherings to navigate, but now I am burdened with these additional worries: should I be stockpiling medicines, preparing my ...