2020 April



No, things won’t go back to normal after Covid-19

30th April 2020

Mark Cunningham Writer The coronavirus has highlighted the flaws in our decaying government system so things shouldn’t go back to normal following this universal shakeup.  Since the lockdown began, “when this is all over” has seemed to go hand-in-hand with “when everything goes back to normal”. Of course, there is no feeling more universal in ...


How to get your sports fix in the middle of a pandemic

30th April 2020

Jordan Hunter Deputy News Editor A list of the greatest sports movies With the majority of sporting events being cancelled and postponed for the foreseeable future, the sports community is evidently suffering. While we can rewatch the glorious highlights of past triumphs all we want, it’s just not the same at all – largely because ...


The mystery of quarantine-induced nostalgia

30th April 2020

Zuza Filipiuk Writer Zuza Filipiuk discusses how quarantine has helped her rediscover her old self as she delves deep into childhood nostalgia. From cutting your bangs, to baking, to getting baked, quarantine is bound to make us all a little crazy. Sometimes it is because we are bored to death, while other times we simply ...


Testimonies from Umlazi

29th April 2020

Tommy Pia Writer South African townships under lockdown. During this period of lockdown, I’ve found myself much less absorbed in my usual social scene. Lectures have ground to a halt and, unable to head to the pub with my course mates, I’ve made use of the free time to get back in touch with friends ...


“Not back-tracking, just changing course”

29th April 2020

Hailie Pentleton Online Team Member Hailie Pentleton describes her experience of restarting university after she decided to change her degree. As I write this, Facebook has dragged a 2018 status update out of the void with the caption “not back-tracking, just changing course” attached to a UCAS update confirming my place here at Glasgow. It ...


Exams: another cog in the wheel?

28th April 2020

Amélie Davidson Writer Following the decision to cancel all physical examinations for the April/May exam diet, Amélie Davidson examines whether the current university exam system should be abolished. Content Warning: This article contains discussion of suicide. Exam. The feared word. The word that has the power to make any student’s stomach do somersaults and mouth ...


There’s no such thing as free tuition fees

28th April 2020

Joseph Holland Writer Joseph Holland discusses the invisible price tag attached to Scotland’s “free” university tuition fees. Free. It’s a nice word. Everyone loves something for free. Buy one get one free. A free gift with a purchase. A free fiver from your parents for lunch. Except, none of those things are really free, are ...


Belarus play on as the rest of Europe calls full time

28th April 2020

Luke Chafer Writer In a world without sport, one country is ignoring all advice and playing on – but for how long? Saturday 28 March, fans poured into the Stadion FK Minsk to watch the Belarusian classico. For those of you who aren’t avid Belarusian football followers, the classico is the meeting of FC Mink and ...


No more business as usual following Covid-19

26th April 2020

Kimberley Mannion Writer Should we blacklist businesses who have mistreated their staff during the coronavirus crisis when we are free to consume again? The last couple of weeks have been some of the most strange of our lives, as every bustling high street and rowdy pub across Britain is closed. Several “valuable” people have now ...


How little does sport matter?

26th April 2020

Craig Smith Sports Reporter In a time of global crisis, Craig Smith writes how insignificant the often faux-important world of sport seems on reflection. Sport undoubtedly pales into insignificance when considering the horrors that the world is currently facing. Liverpool raising the Premier League title is insignificant when faced with mounting deaths across the globe ...