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Cleaning up the system – whose fault is it anyway?

5th May 2022

An exclusive with Kezia Dugdale: Director of the John Smith Centre. Glasgow is amidst another local election cycle. We’ve seen this before. Fanfare, spectacle, the red carpet dusted off to entice you to vote. The usual campaign hullabaloo has once again arrived, but it’s not been hard to detect the cloud of apathy on campus. ...


Making the jump: friends to flatmates

4th May 2022

George McClure navigates the complicated dynamic shift that occurs when moving in with friends, and shares his advice for how best to make the jump pain-free. So, you’re moving into a new flat-share? Suddenly, those blissful days of walks in the West End and the last-ditch efforts of rescue at Hive have taken a more ...


How difficult are the little things, really?

4th May 2022

We know what we can do for the climate, so why aren’t we doing it? We can reduce our personal environmental impact in many ways. These little changes, when built up, do contribute to climate action. They show companies that consumers are serious about the climate crisis, and they demonstrate our priorities to Governments. However, ...


Can we separate the sportstar from the sport?

4th May 2022

Yes, their achievements may be world-class, but do their attitudes towards their sporting careers also fit the bill? First – he was. Then he wasn’t. Then he was. Now he definitely, most certainly didn’t. So went the furore surrounding Novak Djokovic and the Australian Open. His court battle with the Australian government was more fractious ...


Banning books hurts us all

4th May 2022

As bans on so-called “divisive” books increase in the United States, Patrick Gaffey explores the censorship of books throughout history and why we should fight it. In 1922, James Joyce published his book Ulysses, after showcasing segments in literary journals for four years. Ulysses, the story of Dublin advertiser Leopold Bloom, is today recognised by ...


Trusty sources for online recipes

3rd May 2022

Writer Agnieszka Bąk shares her go-to online recipe sources that never fail to impress. It’s Wednesday afternoon and you get the sudden urge to try out a new dinner recipe, or maybe your friends are coming over and you want to throw the dinner party of the decade. There is only one small issue: you ...


Is reading the newest health fad we didn’t know we needed?

3rd May 2022

Aysha Sohail investigates how reading books can be beneficial to students’ health. Have you ever read a book that felt like a tonic for the soul? Something you could dip into and feel the stress fade away? There may be more science in it than you think – reading has been proven to bring you ...


“It’s like a black hole you get sucked into and everyone goes a bit mad”: Interview with alt-J’s Thom Sonny Green

3rd May 2022

The drummer and electronic producer discusses sonic influences, the songwriting process, and touring with anxiety ahead of alt-J’s fourth album.   One of alternative music’s most exciting outfits, alt-J’s eclectic merging of acoustic folk, esoteric lyrics, and complex production has launched the three-piece into superstardom. With a fourth album set to release next month, we met ...


Puff puff: I’ll pass

3rd May 2022

Has the “Smoking Kills” campaign actually killed smoking? The memory of your parents telling you, in my case multiple times, not to smoke feels like a ubiquitous one. It feels like a piece of wisdom so normalised it belongs in the “talk” category; you have the drug talk, the sex talk, the drinking to excess ...


Spice up your noodles

2nd May 2022

Writer Charlotte Scrivener shares three simple but game-changing recipes to elevate your instant noodles. Noodles are, I think, one of the finer joys in life. You could offer me noodles at pretty much any time and I would be happy to accept. Their versatility? Unmatched. Different shapes, sauces, sizes, and flavours, from hand stretched biang ...