2022 April



Melanie Purdie: ‘There’s a huge emphasis on our program where queer voices speak and make themselves heard’

28th April 2022

Yulia Ovcharova gets the scoop from the Strategic and Creative Director of the upcoming festival. For 43 years, Dumfries and Galloway Rural Arts Festival (D&G) have been providing local artists with vast audiences and opportunities for their voices to reach the whole country. As it’s going to open its doors very soon this spring, Melanie ...


A meditation on the fashion collaboration

28th April 2022

A look at the history of the fashion collaboration, and where we go from here. On 19 November 2021 Gucci and Balenciaga jointly released the “Hacker Project” and everything I thought I knew about fashion imploded. The “Hacker Project” collection is a collaboration between the two brands: Gucci x Balenciaga. Collaborations have been huge in ...


Should you hustle or holiday this summer?

28th April 2022

Is work experience and internships the priority, or is it okay to take the summer off and enjoy some relaxation? In less than three months, the vast majority of the student population will be celebrating the end of yet another academic year and waving goodbye to academic stress until September. We may have regained our ...


UofG to be hit by markers strike

28th April 2022

UCU vote through a marking and assessment boycott at 41 universities. The University and College Union (UCU) have announced a marking and assessment boycott across 41 Universities, one of those being the University of Glasgow. The action is part of the ongoing four fights and pension disputes, which has already seen 13 days of strike ...


The New Road less travelled

21st April 2022

Music Editor Fred Bruce reflects on the departure of frontman Isaac Wood from Black Country, New Road. Since their inception, Black Country, New Road have defined themselves by a quiet resilience in the face of significant obstacles. The six-piece formed following the breakdown of their previous band, Nervous Conditions, after several individuals spoke out on ...


The ethics of oversharing

21st April 2022

CW: themes of abuse and eating disorders Writer Charlotte Christian analyses the rise of oversharing and “trauma dumping” on social media, and discusses the implications for the mental health of younger generations. Internet culture can seem all consuming in a post-lockdown world that has seen the explosion of everyone’s new favourite social media site TikTok ...


Scotland’s nature is burning, and there’s nothing we can do about it

21st April 2022

Tristan Rees describes how the increase in wildfires across Scotland is indicative of how we are ignoring the devastating effects of the climate crisis. In March, Gruinard Island in Wester Ross was enveloped by flames. Once used for anthrax testing by the military in the 1940s, the island was declared anthrax free in 1987. There ...


Looking after pets means looking after you

21st April 2022

Although they require routine care and financial support, pets can add an invaluable benefit to university life. Life can be unpredictable and hectic as a student; between irregular timetables, long breaks, exams, drinking, and part time jobs, no two weeks look the same. I, for one, hate that. Without any structure I will sleep crazy ...


Is it really okay to own pets?

20th April 2022

Kidnapping, codependency and forced isolation: is this really the way we should be treating animals? When I’m at my most unbearable – after suggesting that the government solves national debt by simply printing more money without telling anyone – I like to ask people if they think that pets suffer from Stockholm Syndrome. Stockholm Syndrome ...


Six million and counting…

20th April 2022

Craig Williamson reflects on the Covid-19 death toll surpassing six million.  On 9 March 2022, the global death toll of the Covid-19 pandemic hit six million. That number might be hard to conceptualise – it’s more than the entire population of Scotland, and roughly 10 times that of Glasgow. No matter how we try to ...