2020 February



Missing a home which no longer exists

22nd February 2020

Inanna Tribukait Environmental Correspondent The pain of loss stemming from a natural environment under pressure. Whenever somebody asks me where I am from, the first thing I say is “The Black Forest”. I could start with Germany, or even Europe, but it’s always the forest. I grew up right next to it, my kindergarten was ...


Let’s talk about sex

22nd February 2020

  Rachel Campbell Writer In response to a viral TikTok video by “Nurse Holly”, Rachel Campbell discusses the dangers of abstinence-based sex education. A TikTok user known as “Nurse Holly” received criticism recently after posting a video claiming: “Did you know … the best way to prevent STDs is waiting for sex until marriage.” Viewers ...


Matching for love and marrow

21st February 2020

  Jordan Hunter Reporter Students went on blind dates to raise money for Anthony Nolan and bone marrow awareness. On the lead up to Valentine’s day, Anthony Nolan group on campus, Glasgow Marrow, hosted a blind date matchmaking event in order to raise money and awareness over bone marrow donation, as well as help others ...


‘Is everything just a joke to you?’

21st February 2020

Anna Wood Writer Millennials, meme culture, and the appropriate humour problem. To most readers, the idea that we are living in tense times will probably come as no surprise. As well as the continued and ever-present threat of severe, permanent damage to the Earth’s climate and ecosystems, international rhetoric has become heated in recent months, ...


Housing is a fundamental right – so why doesn’t it look that way?

21st February 2020

Fergus Brown Writer Housing is a fundamental right – so why doesn’t it look that way? Late last year, news broke that a homeless man had passed away on the streets of Glasgow. Days later, it was revealed that he was not in fact homeless but had died of drug related causes. This tragic incident ...


Review: After(s) @ The Old Hairdresser’s

21st February 2020

Andrew Quinn Deputy Editor-in-Chief Think theatre is just for and by old people? Well this play about an afterparty that lasts two days will change your mind. Theatre can often be inaccessible. Sometimes it costs too much, and plays can last for hours. Playwrights are frequently ancient or long dead. The situations characters find themselves ...


Conor McGregor and the problem of promotion

21st February 2020

Craig Smith Sports Reporter A great athlete there is no doubt, but why are we not holding McGregor accountable for his behaviour? Conor McGregor’s reappearance in the octagon after a fourteen month absence against Donald Cerrone brought about an intense interest, the like of which had not been seen in the Ultimate Fighting Championship since ...


Spotlight on: PTSD

21st February 2020

Anonymous Writer This year, we’re relaunching our Spotlight On series which takes a closer look at mental illnesses that are less commonly discussed. In this article, an anonymous contributor shares their experience of post-traumatic stress disorder. Content warning: This article contains discussion of a suicide attempt, emotional abuse, and mental health issues including PTSD, alcohol ...


(Un)defining sexuality

21st February 2020

Graham Peacock Writer Graham Peacock discusses his choice to move away from the labels we use to categorise our sexuality. There have not been many days during my teenage years where my own sexuality has not been on my mind. For a while, it seemed to control every aspect of my life. I put this ...


The Home Office’s attitude to green movements risks trumping UK civil society

19th February 2020

Lucia Posteraro Multimedia Editor  Following The Guardian’s findings that the UK counter-terrorism police included Extinction Rebellion in their Prevent strategy, Lucia Posteraro explores how this poses risk to our society. The Guardian’s findings that the UK counter-terrorism police included Extinction Rebellion in their Prevent strategy sparked outrage online. The document appears to ha...