2021 March



‘Reclaim These Streets’ events take place across Glasgow in memory of Sarah Everard

13th March 2021

Vigils are taking place 6pm tonight across Glasgow and online. “Reclaim These Streets” vigils are to take place this evening, Saturday 13 March, in George Square, Queens Park, Kelvingrove Park and at the Mary Barbour Statue in Govan at 6pm following the disappearance and murder of Sarah Everard. The Glasgow vigil is one of many ...


To absent mothers

13th March 2021

What’s Mother’s Day like for those who no longer have their mum around? Emily Menger-Davies shares her experience. “What are your plans for Mother’s Day?” The dreaded question inevitably arrives every year from an unassuming, innocent and well-intentioned acquaintance. As supermarket shelves fill to the brim with cards, flowers and chocolates, friends and family make ...


Vent to views

13th March 2021

Your questions answered by our Views Editors. I recently met a boy through Hinge, and I get on with him so much. We have been on three dates, and I feel smitten, he’s perfect. But due to Corona, I moved out of my flat in January. Now I don’t know if I’ll see him again ...


Unlearning… eating meat

13th March 2021

This new series uncovers what societal expectations our writers are working towards unlearning. In this instalment, Elisabetta Comin rethinks her philosophies surrounding meat consumption, citing Boon Joon-ho’s Okja as a eureka moment kickstarting her plant-based journey.  Preachy, uncompromising, extreme. For most of my life before university, I’d heard friends and family members casually re...


Confessions of a first-time gamer

13th March 2021

Why is the gaming world so inaccessible? Probably my earliest memory of video games is from when I was about six, curled up on the couch next to my dad, struggling to keep my eyes open so I could keep them peeled for any Pikmin being left behind (or eaten). My dad still has a ...


Tales from Zoomiversity

12th March 2021

Zoom university may have gotten off to a rocky start for most, but you can’t deny that it’s given us some good stories. I rather like university classes online – or Zoomiversity, as it’s affectionately termed. Sure, these new learning methods have come with an overwhelming sense of isolation, frustration, and a crushing sense of ...


Working hard or hardly working?

12th March 2021

With everything online now, how are we meant to prepare for the working world without hands-on work experience? It’s been almost a year since the pandemic started and lockdown became our way of life. Yet, time goes on and another academic year has gone by with it, making some of us approach the final years ...


Should we love to hate bad novels?

12th March 2021

Sophie argues in favour of the popularisation of literature. There’s a certain prevailing stereotype surrounding the content of modern English Literature courses, and to be fair, it’s not without merit. Following the absolutely thrilling school curriculums of Macbeth, The Outsiders, and Animal Farm, maybe Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Mrs Midas if you’re feeling adventurous, there’s ...


It’s not on the victim to prevent their attack

12th March 2021

Content Warning: sexual assault, harassment, gender-based violence In the wake of Sarah Everard’s disappearance, Rachel Campbell reflects on the culture which teaches women to walk with their keys between their fingers whilst men laugh about it. A police officer has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Sarah Everard, a woman who went missing ...


Is this Sturgeon’s final fall from grace?

11th March 2021

Dylan Brewerton-Harper explores what the allegations against Nicola Sturgeon mean for the SNP in the run up to May’s Holyrood elections. Watching parts of Nicola Sturgeon’s eight hour questioning by the Scottish parliament on Wednesday, my mind was cast back to the 2015 UK general election. Specifically, to the first televised debate before which members ...