2021 September



International Spotlight: Guinea

25th September 2021

What’s happening in Guinea? Charlotte Christian discusses the latest upheaval in Guinea and the legacy of French colonialism in the country. On the 5th of September, shooting echoed around the presidential palace of Guinea, a resource-rich coastal nation in West Africa. The military overthrew President Alpha Condé – a reaction to his government’s corruption, creeping ...


Review: Drop the Baby @ The Garage Glasgow

25th September 2021

Dylan Brewerton-Harper reviews one of Glasgow’s fastest rising punk bands, Drop the Baby, as they headline The Garage. Jumping onto the stage to what can only be described as a fast “donk-ed” remix of the Coronation Street theme tune, I didn’t know exactly what to expect from Glasgow punk rockers, Drop the Baby, at their ...


Holly Humberstone: ‘I’m not really a ‘fashion guru’ but I love shiny things, clutter, and lots of layers’

25th September 2021

Culture Editors Jodie Leith and Chloe Waterhouse catch up with indie singer-songwriter Holly Humberstone backstage at TRNSMT ahead of her King Tut’s set. At just 21 years old, English indie singer-songwriter Holly Humberstone has experienced a whirlwind two years in the increasingly bright musical limelight – progressing at a whiplash-inducing speed from uploading tracks to BBC ...


Review: dodie @ the O2 Academy

25th September 2021

YouTube phenomenon turned singer-songwriting sensation dodie lights up the O2 with her brand of indie-pop. “Very good; very gay” is how a show-attendee described dodie’s show on the subway home. I couldn’t have summed it up better myself.  Dorothy Miranda Clark, better known as “dodie”, has cultivated a loyal fanbase since the beginnings of her ...


Cooking disasters: Tiktok Seitan Pandemonium

25th September 2021

Views Editor Ciara McAlinden recounts her brave attempt at a Tiktok recipe for seitan. Before I begin, I need to clarify that I am no professional in the kitchen; I’ve set spaghetti on fire, put chocolate sauce in a casserole, and overcooked approximately everything that I’ve sat on a hob. I have a plethora of ...


Advice on Homesickness in Halls

25th September 2021

Michelle Osborne gives her top tips for surviving homesickness at university. Freshers’ week is known as a week for partying. A time to get drunk, meet new people, or hook up with strangers: it’s a time to go wild. It’s also a time of transition. For many students, it’s their first time being away from ...


I’m sorry I’ll never be her

25th September 2021

Editor-in-Chief Hailie Pentleton discusses the reality of the #ThatGirl trend. If you’re a chronic over-worker like me, you might have found yourself scrolling through #ThatGirl TikTok, desperately searching for the secret ingredients for self-love and success. Do smoothie bowls and organic shakes lead to academic success? Will early morning rises and earth-toned workout sets unlock ...


Thought Experiment: A Celtic Union

25th September 2021

Imagine a world where Scotland and Ireland united… As someone who’s from Northern Ireland, but grew up in Scotland, the concept of a Celtic Union has never been too far from my mind. Throughout debates surrounding both Scottish Independence and a United Ireland, I have generally sat on the fence. I was born to a ...


The final stage is acceptance: is my grieving wrong?

25th September 2021

Editor-in-Chief Hailie Pentleton asks if there is a proper way to grieve. It would have been my Papa’s 80th birthday last week. I missed out on being able to go home and visit his resting place because I was waiting on another PCR test result. As much as she misses him, I don’t reckon my ...


Vigil held in George Square to remember Sabina Nessa

25th September 2021

We speak to organisers, Reclaim the Streets, and MSPs who reflect on the tragic loss of Sabina Nessa. Many gathered in George Square on Friday evening to light candles and leave flowers for Sabina Nessa, the 28-year-old teacher killed in Cator Park in London last week. The vigil was organised by Reclaim These Streets Glasgow, ...