2020 July



Easing into easing lockdown

11th July 2020

Rachel Campbell Writer Rachel Campbell explores the butterflies accompanying stepping out into a post-coronavirus world. Three months into lockdown and we are reading more books, painting more pictures, baking more banana bread. I’ve taken up knitting, I’ve up-cycled clothes, I’ve started running. The common variable between my new-found hobbies? They’re all done alone. On Zoom ...


The racist reality of “All Lives Matter”

11th July 2020

Jane Dulku Writer Drawing upon her father’s experience as a British-Indian ex-police officer, Jane Dulku explains the harmful consequences of “All Lives Matter”. The recent murder of George Floyd has conjured one of the largest surges in momentum for racial equality since the civil rights era. But as with all social justice movements, criticism comes ...


We shouldn’t need a Bombe machine to understand the PM

9th July 2020

Kimberly Mannion Writer Kimberley Mannion attempts to read between the lines of Johnson’s classical references, metaphors, and verbal diarrhoea, to understand what is really going on. Boris Johnson is known for many things, but being a “details man” is not one of them. When he became prime minister last summer, no one could have imagined ...


Scottish LGBTQ+ charity responds to homophobic backlash

9th July 2020

Mark Cunningham Reporter Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) received homophobic comments in response to their campaign to combat homophobia in the Scottish education system. A Glasgow-based LGBTQ+ charity has issued a statement concerning a series of homophobic comments and abusive messages that appeared on social media. Time for Inclusive Education (TIE), a charity that combats ...


New charity app promotes activism during lockdown

9th July 2020

Rachel Stamford News Editor The now-u app will create three monthly campaigns for users to engage with causes at various levels of activism. As lockdown continues to encourage people to stay indoors, a new app launched on 1 July aims to make activism and volunteering accessible from the comfort and safety of home.  After siblings ...


Is your activism for you or for us?

9th July 2020

Ellie Wilson Writer Ellie Wilson shares her experience of racism within the Glasgow University Athletics Club and unmasks the dangers of performative activism. The world watched on in horror at the violent murder of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis. As anti-racism protests spread throughout the world, many expressed their support. “Blackout ...


The University of Glasgow is at the centre of the UK-based covid-19 research

9th July 2020

Mark Cunningham Reporter The University is helping trade the spread of COVID-19 and processing test kits. Researchers at the University of Glasgow are helping to trace the spread of COVID-19 and to process thousands of test kits each day in Scotland.  Glasgow hosts one of the four major UK pop-up testing facilities known as Lighthouse ...


Glasgow Subway risks closure due to Covid-19

9th July 2020

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor A report from SPT claims £20m losses mean “maintaining services is simply not viable.” Glasgow Subway could be set for closure if Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) does not get additional financial help from the Scottish Government. The popular publicly owned transport service has seen passenger journeys drop by 97% ...