2020 October



Photoshopping law: too little too late?

16th October 2020

Two writers offer their perspective on the new photoshopping law proposed by the government. TW: discusses body image, mental health, and eating disorders. Rachel Campbell argues that making influencers disclose edited pictures is needed to help mitigate an Instagram “mental health crisis”. MP Dr Luke Evans has introduced a bill which would mean commercial images ...


SRC’s 2020 autumn election results announced

16th October 2020

The results were announced on a livestream hosted by the SRC’s vice president student activities and the results returning officer. The results of the SRC’s 2020 autumn elections have been announced. Taking place on a livestream hosted by Amy MacKenzie Smith, SRC vice president student activities and the SRC’s results returning officer named Drew, results ...


QMU Autumn election results announced

16th October 2020

Results were revealed this morning of Friday 16 October after voting was extended to 9am today over technical fault in the online voting system. The QMU Autumn elections results of autumn 2020 are in.The results were declared later than expected due to technical issues with the online voting process which led to voting extended to ...


Mr. Red Sky, please tell us why

16th October 2020

Rebecca Scott shares the story behind the nightmarish red skies that should keep us awake at night. Social media has recently been inundated with pictures of San Francisco under a nightmarish red sky. These sensational images come as a result of extensive wildfires burning across the west coast of the US, with fires having thus ...


Picking a bone: the word ‘q****’

16th October 2020

Why we shouldn’t be using “queer” as a catchall for the LGBTQ+ community. Growing up keenly aware of my complicated relationship with gender and sexuality definitely changed how I viewed myself as a teenager – alongside with how others viewed me. I was never fully open to anyone but a few close friends in my ...


The Burrell Collection refurbishment

15th October 2020

An outline of the progress so far. The Burrell Collection has been a centrepiece in Glasgow’s art scene for more than 40 years. Home to more than 8,000 pieces, it boasts some of the world’s most extraordinary pieces of Chinese and Islamic art, as well as Europe’s largest collection of work by French Impressionists Degas ...


Finding friends when your flatmates fall flat

15th October 2020

What do you do when your flatmates aren’t the fun-loving freshers you were hoping for? When I imagined starting university, I envisioned making great friends, partying a lot, going out without many consequences – the studying and academics seemed rather secondary to me. We’re fed a rhetoric throughout our school careers that university is the ...


Imposter syndrome: games to enjoy during quarantine

15th October 2020

Spaceship murders and battle-royale physics-fun are both perfect ways to link up with buddies during Covid-19. Recently, talking with the manager of a West End supermarket, I was told that their higher-ups in London are so convinced that another lockdown is on the cards that shops have already begun to stockpile toilet paper. This made ...


Vent to views

15th October 2020

 Your questions answered by our Views Editors. I’m going into my first year now and I’m still a virgin. I always assumed I’d just lose it to a randomer in Freshers’ Week and get it over with, but obviously with the current situation that’s looking a bit impossible. I’m really stressing about the idea of ...


SRC Convenors and Officers byelections – manifesto reviews and analysis

14th October 2020

The SRC are electing officers for charities, clubs and societies; international students and postgraduate convenors for the arts and research. The SRC is holding by-elections for a variety of convenor and officer roles on Thursday which include Charities, Clubs and Societies officer; International Student officer, Postgraduate Arts Convenor and Postgraduate Research Convenor. Here we have ...