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Our favourite theatres in Glasgow: Websters Theatre

8th May 2022

As part of a new series, Marcus Hyka brings to our attention one of Glasgow’s hidden theatre gems. You’ve probably walked past it before. Perhaps on your way to Tesco or the subway. You most likely thought this was a church, which you’d be forgiven for thinking due to its iconic steeple and stained glass ...


Why are there staff shortages in the law industry?

8th May 2022

Views Editor Rothery Sullivan explores the ever-growing priority of happiness among students as they choose their careers. Graduate lawyers are being placed on starting salaries as high as £150,000 due to a staff shortage, a BBC article has revealed. For such a seemingly attractive career profession, and with a six figure starting salary to boot, ...


Scratching the travel-bragging itch

7th May 2022

Flora Gosling explains why scratch maps are just made for showing off. Showing off your travels has come a long way in the last 20 years. Social media has revolutionised the way we keep friends and family up-to-date about all the glamorous places we visit; we can share minute-by-minute updates about our wonderful experiences all ...


Why is it Always Sunny in Philadelphia?

7th May 2022

Writer Marcus Hyka explores the secret to the bold sitcom’s long running success and its mental mechanics. “I haven’t even begun to peak,” declares (likely serial killer and main character) Dennis Reynolds in the third season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. That statement has never been more apt with the show now on its ...


Do we have a right to smoke?

7th May 2022

In light of a potential rise in the price of tobacco products, Rebecca considers whether we have the right to smoke. As you may have heard, the UK government is considering raising the age of purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 25 in an attempt to reach a smoke-free country by 2034. In theory, this ...


University grants SRC funding for two new positions

6th May 2022

The extra money will allow the SRC to introduce an extra Advice Worker and a Gender-Based Violence Counsellor. The Student Representative Council (SRC) has secured extra funding from the University of Glasgow to fund two new student support roles. The money will provide a new full-time advice worker, who will begin working in the new ...


In conversation with: Dr Mark Mirabello

6th May 2022

Our writer Patrick speaks to and profiles the renegade historian Mark Mirabello as he reflects on his relationship with the University of Glasgow. In 1979, with his master’s degree at the University of Virginia coming to an end, Dr. Mark Mirabello was considering where to go next. He grew up in Ohio, and showed himself ...


BookTok Reviews: You and Me on Vacation

6th May 2022

Rebecca Richard reveals why the TikTok recommended “page-turner” isn’t the When Harry Met Sally-esque novel she was promised. The bright pink cover of Emily Henry’s You and Me on Vacation (also known as The People We Meet on Vacation in the US for some reason) had been appearing on my TikTok “For You” page for ...


How social media is ruining my career path

6th May 2022

Kaitlyn Whitsitt examines how the pandemic and the increase of social media has affected those pursuing careers in the arts.  I didn’t apply to drama school. I wanted to but I couldn’t, not during a pandemic. When university application season came around for me, it was still 2020. The larger productions that could have strengthened ...


Yay, it’s International No-Diet Day!

5th May 2022

Ellen discusses the negative impacts that diet culture has on the student body, arguing that it’s time to ditch the diet. CW: diet culture The infamous “freshers’ fifteen” — the assertion that undergraduates will gain 15 pounds (6.8kg) in their first year — is a cultural pressure mounted on new students, already daunted with challenges ...