2021 March



Unlearning… dream jobs and “success”

31st March 2021

In the latest instalment of our unlearning series, Views Editor Emily Hay explores how she figured out what her career goals really were. Go to school, get good grades to get into university, then work hard and do well there to nab a good job. That’s how they tell us to do life when we’re ...


GUU to start serving Tennent’s

31st March 2021

GUU finally relents to student pressure and will start serving the popular ‘Big Juicy’ in its many bars. Glasgow University Union has leaked to The Glasgow Gardening that they will start serving “Big Juicy” commonly known as Tennent’s Lager in their bars once they reopen to the public. The document also noted: “It was trialed ...


The difficult problem of the difficulty problem

31st March 2021

A walkthrough of difficulty choices in video games. I’m getting so old that I remember sneaking out of some family friends’ house to go to the smallest of seaside arcades. I’d spend all the coins I was able to scramble from my parents just to repeatedly die before the first boss of Metal Gear Slug ...


The story behind the first ‘energy island’

31st March 2021

Denmark wants to turn it’s North Sea oil exploits into clean energy. Renewable energy sources are always at the forefront of government discussion as new methods are constantly being discovered to curve the effects of climate change and reduce CO2 emissions. To combat this, a Danish initiative to build the world’s first “energy island” in ...


Lana Del Rey, ignorant allyship, and White privilege in music

31st March 2021

Trey Kyeremeh examines why negating racism with shallow, yet harmful, statements points to a larger flaw in White artists and dangerous, misguided allyship. Lana Del Rey has been in the media a lot lately, mainly due to criticism of her lyrical work and social commentary on women in the music industry. Arguably, Del Rey’s personal ...


Longing for sport’s return

30th March 2021

With so much of sport halted for so long, there are few more exciting prospects than thinking of what we will be able to do once normality returns. The coronavirus pandemic has hit sport hard. I have to admit that throughout my life, like many others, I have always taken sport for granted. People say ...


Wildlife is silenced by humanity

30th March 2021

Studies have found that anthropogenic noise is reducing the level of noise that wildlife creates. As cities fall silent during the pandemic, many have been experiencing nature become louder, with the experience of birdsong sounding somehow more sonorous. This is no illusion – research now reveals the adversity anthropogenic noises create for the survival of ...


It only took a pandemic to feel like me

30th March 2021

This past year has allowed for much needed improvements in the realm of accessibility. Our columnist Haneul Lee reflects on the opportunities that the pandemic has created for her.  As a student who has had multiple permanent disabilities all my life, and one who is attending one of the oldest universities in Scotland, you can ...


Musicians of Glasgow Uni: Sajid Chowdhury

30th March 2021

A continuation of the Musicians of Glasgow Uni series, Music Editor Jodie Leith delivers some quick-fire questions to our music-making students. Highlighting the rich musical talent gracing our (online) lectures, we take a look at musicians’ background, music, interests, and how they’re finding life as a student at UofG (in a pandemic).  This time, The ...


Thank you, random brand

29th March 2021

The hypocrisy of multinational corporations and their political statements. In case it somehow flew under your radar, on 6 January supporters of the then President of the United States Donald Trump attempted a coup at the Capitol Building to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Four years of Trumpian outrage and counter-outrage culminated in ...