2020 October



The long-term effects of childhood trauma

24th October 2020

University of Glasgow researchers have found that childhood trauma may have a far larger impact than first thought.  It has been found that childhood trauma can have a lasting impact on more than just your mental health. Scientists at the University of Glasgow have discovered that people who experience one or more forms of maltreatment ...


TikTok: it’s time to protect users

24th October 2020

Michael Wright compares the toxic side of Tumblr to the appearance of similar tropes on TikTok.  Content Warning: Contains references to suicide, self-harm, and eating disorders.  It’s likely that you’ve heard about TikTok; but what exactly is TikTok? The answer is not as simple as it may seem. If you google it, you’ll read that ...


Should we be changing laws regarding egg freezing?

23rd October 2020

Egg freezing in the UK is becoming more popular – should we begin considering changes in the laws we have regarding it? According to the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, current laws dictating that frozen eggs must be used within 10 years should be scrapped. This is in response to the government reviewing the law. Nuffield ...


Glasgow: the vegan capital of the UK?

23rd October 2020

Check out some of Glasgow’s best vegan hot spots. There are many misconceptions surrounding the “Scottish diet”, with deep-fried and beige foods often the first to spring to mind. However, in actuality, the landscape for healthy and delicious vegetarian and vegan food options in Glasgow is vast. Back in 2013, People for the Ethical Treatment ...


Water on Mars: the red planet’s hidden secrets

22nd October 2020

Nasa has discovered water on Mars, but does this mean there is life on the red planet? After everything 2020 has thrown at us, would it be entirely implausible to expect an alien invasion before the year is through? Economies grinding to a halt, a global pandemic, and unprecedented global restrictions all would have been ...


Keep your head up, sunshine

22nd October 2020

Athina Bohner reflects on how it feels to live alone as a first year international student during a pandemic.  Throughout their lifetime, everyone will experience a number of pivotal turning points characterised by immense change and monumental challenges. After all, the essence of life is learning to embrace these difficult moments of metamorphosis and grow ...


The story of horror theatre

22nd October 2020

A search for a truly scream-worthy theatrical experience. Truthfully speaking, I am not good with horror. Predictable jump-scares have caused me to flinch so violently injuries have been sustained. I am no longer invited to horror movie nights with friends as apparently screaming and hiding under the duvet isn’t appropriate behaviour from the “supervising adult”. ...


Pre-owned capitalism: can Depop save the planet?

22nd October 2020

Basilia Weir has some questions about just how sustainable shopping from Depop really is. Being more sustainable means buying my clothes second-hand whenever possible. But, when I peruse the racks at my local charity shops, I’m often met with wooly jumpers, raincoats and orthopaedic slippers – all of which have a certain elderly air to ...


The internet… underwater?

22nd October 2020

Many are unaware of the environmental issues data centres create but placing them underwater may just be the solution. Water-cooled computers are nothing new to your friendly neighbourhood techy, but Microsoft has gone one step further with their Project Natick which entered its final phase this July. Two years ago, Microsoft sank a 40-foot-long cylinder ...


Glasgow University Tennis team smash fundraising over lockdown

22nd October 2020

The GUT raised over £4,500 for a charity close to home for the team by covering unbelievable distances lockdown-style. The Glasgow University Tennis team were not shaken by the effects of lockdown in their effort to raise money for the Beatson Cancer Charity, a charity close to the hearts of all the team. Murray Stewart ...