2021 September



Home Away from Home: Aberdeen

5th September 2021

Ishani Mukherjee found peace amongst the pandemic in locked-down Aberdeen Identifying and finding “home” in a new place is strange. The world has been capsized since the pandemic hit. How does one claim a space they have barely known, or how do you let go of your plans of thriving in a new city while ...


International Spotlight: Afghanistan

5th September 2021

Independence, agency, and the rights of women The Taliban, a force thought long-defeated in 2001, not to the extent of complete elimination but to a supposed degree of manageability, has resurfaced to capture the capital city of the Afghan state, Kabul. In the wake of US forces withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and the spread of ...


Olympic Life Lessons

5th September 2021

Following an inspiring Olympic Games in Tokyo, Grace reflects on some of the key lessons that athletes have taught us this summer The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was unique. This uniqueness didn’t come from a new and exciting opening ceremony, however, it came from holding an Olympic Games during a mass global pandemic. From the ...


Who decides the length of your shorts?

5th September 2021

Elena Adams delves into gendered issues surrounding sporting attire and the ridiculous double standards women experience when it comes to choosing what to wear Women’s clothing has always been used as a way to police women and their bodies. Consequently, it’s no surprise that this can be seen in the sporting community, even in the ...


The media and Afghanistan: a consistent theme of corruption

5th September 2021

How mainstream media has failed in its reporting of Afghanistan’s unfolding crisis Over the summer I worked as an intern for the consulate of The Republic of Afghanistan, at a time where the country underwent a tumultuous overturn. Every day my routine tasks included reading out and highlighting important headlines and news articles. I flipped through ...


Glasgow ranked seventh in the UK for using animals in research

4th September 2021

Bowel cancer research is amongst the studies that relied upon animals for results A recently published league table by Understanding Animal Research (UAR) shows that the University of Glasgow carries out the 7th most animal procedures in the UK. According to Home Office figures published alongside the standing in 2020, the University of Glasgow carried ...


Wolf Alice: ‘We want Lawrence Chaney and Kieran Tierney to come to our Glasgow show’

4th September 2021

Culture Editor Jodie Leith chatted earlier in the year with Theo Ellis and Joff Oddie of Wolf Alice about their latest album, Blue Weekend, balancing expectation with growth, and why they’re guest-listing Lawrence Chaney and Kieran Tierney. Following the success of their debut album, My Love Is Cool, and four years after the following album ...


Partick and Thornwood ‘Ideas Fund’ opens for applications

4th September 2021

The Participatory Budget scheme is accepting applications from local residents during the first two weeks of September The Partick and Thornwood Ideas Fund, which allows residents to pitch ideas for projects that will benefit the local community, has returned for 2021. Applications opened on 1 September and will close on 14 September, with community voting ...


Freshers ‘abandoned’ as Glasgow University fails to house all new students

3rd September 2021

First year students housed miles away in Paisley with others facing “homelessness” The University of Glasgow has failed to house all first year students, leaving many without guaranteed accommodation a week before freshers’ week. Applications for student halls were greater than the University had planned for, following an “unprecedented demand for the forthcoming year”...


Mason Hill’s Scott Taylor: ‘On stage, we’re just five humbled guys from Glasgow. And we never want to leave.’

1st September 2021

Mason Hill frontman Scott Taylor reflects on finding success in lockdown and chasing childhood dreams Five years after their self-titled EP made waves in the hard rock scene, Glasgow five-piece Mason Hill are back with their debut full-length album, Against the Wall. The band formed from the long-time friendship of lead singer Scott Taylor and ...