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Virtual travelling: The Big Apple in my childhood bedroom

18th September 2020

New York on the first date… who said coronavirus killed romance? New York: the city that dreams are made of. But at the moment, it is more the city of Covid-19 spikes, hostile police, and curfews. So, during a lockdown virtual date, I visited from the safety of my childhood bedroom, my first venture into ...


The politics of Normal People

18th September 2020

How obvious is Sally Rooney’s Marxism in Normal People? Sally Rooney’s Normal People is not just a story of love, but a story of the effect living within a contemporary capitalist society has on two young people. The novel highlights the social and economic inequalities of the classist system in which we live. Irish novelist ...


Glasgow City Council to lease land from Glasgow School of Art to deliver the new car-free route linking city centre and West End

18th September 2020

In a £1m lease deal, the council and School of Art will work to deliver Underline Avenue by 2023. Glasgow City Council is to lease land from the Glasgow School of Art in order to deliver a direct pedestrian and cyclist link between the city centre and the West End. For the route to be ...


Logging on to long-distance love

18th September 2020

Without the aid of physical touch, it falls to culture to serve as the baseline for long-distance relationships. At the start of quarantine, during those few weeks wherein I did nothing but endlessly scroll social media in search of something to fill my sudden free time, I remember seeing a friend post on Instagram about ...


Calls for Scottish Government to raise medical school cap

18th September 2020

Royal College of Physicians Glasgow says no student should miss a place as England’s Health Secretary announces a “review” of expanding the cap south the border. The Scottish government is now facing pressure to review the limits of prospective students applying for medical school places in Scotland after England’s health and social care secretary Matt ...


The eco-art businesses that are making waves in Glasgow

18th September 2020

Art Editor Heather McSwan interviews local designers Gloria Dawson and Pippa Blundell who have successfully created, developed, and marketed their new environmentally sustainable businesses during lockdown. The autumn months see us swapping swimwear for sweatshirts and flip flops for fleeces.  This year, however, there will be one staple in everyone’s winter wardrobe – face masks.&nbs...


Review: Dreamland by Glass Animals

17th September 2020

 We take a look at Dreamland, an album which seems like the perfect soundtrack for those stuck in the internet age, especially in this age of increasingly online society. “We have these curated versions of ourselves on the internet,” Glass Animals’ frontman Dave Bayley comments on Instagram, “Edited, cool, distilled versions of us.” The band’s ...


Living in a virtual world

17th September 2020

With lockdown changing our version of normality, Sophie Kernachan explores how we could experience normality in video games. It’s fair to say that since the beginning of quarantine, my game accounts have seen more action than they have in a long time. I’m not alone in that, with Statista showing a record peak in concurrent ...


Perspectives on contraceptives

17th September 2020

A look at personal experiences of using various contraceptive methods. You’re finally starting university (or coming back for returning students). At last, you’re away from your parents who you’ve probably been quarantined with, for frankly… too long. It’s quite likely for many of you that this newfound freedom is going to make you want to ...


A deep dive into my love of swimming

17th September 2020

Lisa Paul opens up about her passion for swimming and how she has coped without being in the pool. For as long as I can remember swimming has been a part of my life. Unlike a lot of the other girls at my school who dreaded the compulsory biweekly swimming lesson, I recall feeling sick ...