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Zendaya makes Television Academy history

22nd September 2020

After a historic Emmy night, Ronan Long discusses Zendaya as a star on the rise. This year’s Emmy awards faced significant pressure; an experiment into a return to unusual-business-as-usual in the arts and culture awards circuit.  With many surprising voting choices by the Television Academy, Zendaya’s win arguably represented the biggest upset, setting a new ...


Scotland introduces greater restrictions to combat Covid-19

22nd September 2020

The new restrictions will see pubs and restaurant having a 10pm curfew from Friday 25 September. Scotland has introduced greater lockdown restrictions as the nation sees a second wave in Covid-19 cases. Announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today, Scotland will see restrictions imposed which include a 10pm BST (9pm GMT) curfew on pubs and ...


ScottishPower E-bikes are free to ride Tuesday 22 September

21st September 2020

World Car-Free Day hits Glasgow in order to reduce emissions. Sponsored by Scottish Power, nextbike is offering free hour-long rides on their bikes on  22  September.  To use this free offer, people will need to enter the code “Carfree1hr” in their nextbike rental app. Each customer can redeem the voucher once. People are being encouraged ...


Truth or an unfortunate coincidence? The books that predicted Covid-19

21st September 2020

Hannah Smith investigates whether these literary sensations really did predict the pandemic. “There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet always plagues and wars take people equally by surprise.” In his 1947 work The Plague, Albert Camus perfectly explains the rather unsurprising reaction of people in such an event as a pandemic. ...


The search for extraterrestrial life may be well known, but the response is not

21st September 2020

As the search for extraterrestrial life continues, Ross McCool examines the possible outcomes of alien contact. For as long as we have looked to the skies, we have questioned what lays beyond. Nasa has long-held discussions with experts to discuss strategies for the ongoing search for life. In 2014, Michael Merrifield, professor of astrophysics at ...


A journal of one’s own

20th September 2020

How journaling can help you unwind and relax during the whirlwind of university life. Entering the world of university can be a tumultuous experience that leaves you running for emotional shelter. Especially in first-year, when socialising is prioritised at the expense of me-time, stopping for a moment and jotting down your thoughts can be vastly ...


Drunken rambles or a cry for help?

20th September 2020

Sometimes a drunken conversation is the first step to getting help. Orla Brady shares some advice for navigating tough conversations with friends while under the influence. All of us who enjoy a tipple or two have been there. Waking up in the morning and remembering the hazy conversations from the night before. Then, all of ...


University reports reveal variance in political trust based on gender, income, and age

19th September 2020

The University of Glasgow has collaborated with the Institute for Public Policy Research to produce major new reports. A series of new reports from the University of Glasgow have highlighted gender, income, and age gaps show levels of trust in politics. Major new reports from the John Smith Centre at the University of Glasgow in ...


A little more conversation, a little less STIs

19th September 2020

To help us all stay protected, Hailie Pentleton gives us a clear guide to STIs and how to prevent yourself from contracting them. Sex education in Scottish schools is far from perfect. Whilst the Scottish government has published guidance for how these topics should be addressed in state schools, delivery is not compulsory. Faith schools, ...


Review: I May Destroy You

19th September 2020

Emily Menger-Davis discusses how Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You revolutionises on-screen depiction of sexual assault. Content/trigger warning: this article contains discussion of sexual assault and rape.  Sexual assault has long been used in the narrative arts as a symbol of the ultimate violation of a female character by a male one. In literature and ...