2021 April



Scott Brown announces departure from Celtic

25th April 2021

Scott Brown has announced that at the end of the season, the Celtic captain will be leaving the club for Aberdeen, after a star studded 14 years. I recall a bitterly chilly April night in Paisley in 2015. As an Englishman there is always a hope that things will start to warm up by April, ...


Spring soothers: Shakshuka

25th April 2021

One classic shakshuka recipe, and one with a spring spin! It brings a smile to my face to wave goodbye to the cold, dreary winter months, and be welcomed by the budding spring. Entering this new season, I find my body craving lighter dishes to match the lighter days we find ourselves in.  Here, I ...


What the Rangers celebration in George Square really means

25th April 2021

With Rangers fans breaching Covid-19 guidelines to celebrate the end of a taxing nine years, questions must be asked regarding violence associated with Scottish football as fans wreak havoc on the streets of Glasgow. On 7 March, hundreds of Rangers fans encroached upon Glasgow’s historic George Square, where they showed their city pride by destroying ...


Counting calories and the road to recovery

25th April 2021

Following the tragic news of Nikki Graeme’s death, our Deputy News Editor Lucy shares her own eating disorder experience and discusses what the health service and society need to do better to support sufferers. Content warning: eating disorders, mental health For the last five years, I’ve struggled through an eating disorder. I find it hard ...


Let’s get physical (with our friends?)

23rd April 2021

Eleanor Harper considers whether it’s a good idea to climb into bed with your friends. Many of us have been there: developing a crush on a friend or engaging in a drunken make-out session with the one person you swore was “bestie vibes only”. Often with a little help from a spirited wingman (a reliable ...


Banning politics from social media

23rd April 2021

Following the ban of Donald Trump from Twitter and the Myanmar Military from Facebook, should we be questioning how much power social media sites have over politics? In February 2021, Facebook banned the Myanmar military, the Tatmadaw, from Facebook. The censoring followed the capture of Myanmar by its military on 1 February which has resulted ...


Rage, unity and galvanising Power: The European Super League

23rd April 2021

The attempts by Europe’s elite were thwarted by the passion of fans, but what will come from the fallout? The European football world was thrown into turmoil on Sunday evening after plans for a ‘European Super League’ (ESL) were revealed. The league proposed to involve the “big six” of English football – Manchester City, Manchester ...


What it’s like to end a pregnancy at home

23rd April 2021

One writer shares her experience of going through a medical abortion at home in her final year of university, in the hope it’ll help others who have to go through the same thing. Content warning: pregnancy, abortion I’ve never felt too in tune with my body. Throughout my life, it’s consistently been little more than ...


Universal beauty does not exist, finds Glasgow study

23rd April 2021

Researchers find that different cultures hold different beauty ideals. A study led by the University of Glasgow researchers contradicts theories of universal beauty.  Research carried out at Glasgow’s Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology contradicts the common belief that there is a universal perceived attractiveness. The study was published at the start of the month in ...


Once again, the media ignores the drama on its own doorstep

23rd April 2021

Tara Gandhi discusses the British media’s response – or lack thereof – to the current violence in Northern Ireland. On the night of 3 April, violence burst onto the streets of Belfast, after a number of incidents in Derry days earlier. The next day, despite a number of police officers being injured, over 30 petrol ...