2020 April



Being Kind 101

4th April 2020

  Jasmine Urquhart Reporter Jasmine Urquhart examines how we can be kinder to each other in today’s society. The recent events of Caroline Flack’s passing have caused us all to reflect on Love Island, the media, and whether a celebrity in the spotlight deserves to have their private life reported on in such detail. But ...


Bridging the divide between arts and sciences

4th April 2020

  Imogen Miller Culture Columnist – Music Should scientists study moral philosophy? In the middle of the wilderness, with no contact with the outside world, two groups of twelve year old boys are forced to compete for resources. They reach their limits, hysteria ensues and the two groups become violent. You may think I’m describing ...


Ban beef sales on campus

4th April 2020

  Blair Cunningham Deputy Culture Editor – Theatre Glasgow University must follow the lead of other UK universities and end its hypocrisy After a number of UK universities including Goldsmiths, Cambridge and Edinburgh have restricted beef sales it’s time for the University of Glasgow to follow suit. Agriculture contributes to 10% of the UK’s greenhouse ...


Scotland’s smoking targets are a fantasy

3rd April 2020

  Blair Cunningham Theatre Editor To slash the number of smokers, the government is going to have to slash personal freedoms. The number of adults who smoke in Scotland is 19%: the Scottish government wants to cut this down to less than 5% by 2034 but the best estimates suggest it will be at 10%. ...


To impeach or not to impeach?

3rd April 2020

  Zuzanna Filipiuk Culture Columnist – Books Will the impeachment of the president in fact make him more popular in the 2020 elections? About three months ago, in December 2019, Nancy Pelosi – Speaker of the United States House of Representatives – announced the impeachment of Donald Trump. This groundbreaking decision ignited a series of ...


The University is not for profit

3rd April 2020

  Sophie Cassel Writer “Student societies have repeatedly insisted on the hypocrisy of the University branding itself as a place for “world changers”, while it continues to justify these investments on account of their profitability.” The University of Glasgow campus has been far from calm as of late. A quick glance at the posters plastered ...


Should universities have uniforms?

1st April 2020

  Hailie Pentleton Online Team Member “At a university, with around 29,000 students, it can be hard to experience that feeling of close-knit community that I both loathed and loved about secondary school. Perhaps we could use uniforms to fix this?” Amidst the boredom that has ensued in my time in self-isolation, I blew the ...


Spotlight on: Hypochondria/health anxiety

1st April 2020

  Anon Writer To relaunch our series on less commonly discussed mental health issues, an anonymous writer shares their experiences with hypochondria. I have had more illnesses than I can count while simultaneously having only one. It is 2am on a weekday. I am sitting in the back seat of our family car in an ...


University of Glasgow leads Covid-19 research in Scotland

1st April 2020

  Clara Punsita Ritthikarn Reporter The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research is developing a toolbox of reagents to help current and future studies of COVID-19. The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) is at the centre of COVID-19 research response in Scotland and the UK. Established in 2010, CVR represents the ...


Home Office allowing free visa extensions due to COVID-19

1st April 2020

Rachel Stamford News Editor UK Visas and Immigration is allowing anyone whose leave expires before 31 May 2020 to request a free visa extension. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) is allowing free visa extensions to immigrants who cannot leave the UK because of travel restrictions or self-isolation related to COVID-19. Anyone living in the UK ...