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Mysterious African elephant deaths solved

24th December 2020

After mysterious deaths in Botswana and Zimbabwe, elephant lovers will be happy to know that the cause has been found. There have been recent reports about the mysterious deaths of over 300 elephants across Botswana and Zimbabwe. Both countries are home to approximately half of Africa’s elephant population (roughly 400,000). The deaths have perplexed experts ...


From archaic to famous, the new rise of Gaelic

24th December 2020

Examining the sudden popularity surrounding a once dying language. In July of this year, The Guardian released an article casting a very gloomy cloud over the Gaelic speaking community, titled “Scots Gaelic could die out within a decade.” The article went on to describe how Gaelic is only used routinely by a “diminishing number of ...


Shuggie Bain: a story of poverty, addiction, and Glaswegian masculinity

24th December 2020

Lucy Dunn reviews this year’s Booker Prize Winner by Scottish-born Douglas Stuart. Starting and ending with a teenage Shuggie living alone, parentless, in a Southside bedsit, Douglas Stuart’s debut novel is raw, gripping, hopeful and devastating. In 1980s Thatcher-era Glasgow, the language is violence and the currency is sex. Not the commonly-portrayed white-collar patriarchy so ...


The groupie: problematic role or simply Band Aids?

24th December 2020

Chloe Coldwell proposes that the role of groupie, entwined with drugs, an uneven power dynamic and often under-age fans, is perhaps more complex, sexist, and questionable than music critics let on.  With “sex, drugs and rock and roll” being the defining, unholy trinity of the 1970s rock music scene, the role of the groupie was ...


It’s okay to stay in this holiday season

24th December 2020

There’s still plenty of ways to enjoy Christmas during Covid. Sorry, Halloween lovers — Christmas will always reign supreme in my heart. Is it the feeling of coming in from a cold, dark winter’s night, putting on your pyjamas, and watching Love, Actually for the hundredth time? Maybe the jolt of excitement you feel whenever ...


Alternative Christmases

24th December 2020

Ruth Johns-Bishop argues in favour of breaking tradition by travelling elsewhere for Christmas break. After being cooped up in our houses for so long, it’s tricky to remember a time when travel was totally possible. On top of the shorter days and grimy weather, it’s even more tempting to nosy at future travel ideas and ...


Christmas cultures quiz!

24th December 2020

Ever wondered about all the wacky, wild, and wonderful Christmas traditions of countries around the world? Check out our quiz to take a virtual trip around the globe this holiday season. It’s officially Christmas, so the scrooge inside me is being forced to submit to the “Christmas spirit”, one mulled wine at a time. I ...


Swapping frost for Florida

24th December 2020

Christmas isn’t all about snowy wonderlands and sunset at 3pm – sometimes a tropical festive period is much better! With my grandparents living in Florida my whole life, I grew up spending most Christmas Eves on the beach, and the festive season surrounded by twinkling palm trees and the odd iguana. When we spent Christmas ...


Santa’s destroying the environment

24th December 2020

It looks like Santa is giving us climate change for Christmas this year. The idea of flying around the world in one night sounds so fun, right? Imagine this: you’re on a magical sleigh, being pulled by a group of reindeer that worship you, and you’re bringing joy and happiness to millions, with the bonus ...


The airing of grievances

23rd December 2020

 As 2020 fades away, we air our grievances for the year. 2020 is thankfully coming to an end with some positivity in sight. We have a vaccine on the horizon, Trump is out of office, and the possibility of Holly getting into Hive again before she graduates no longer feels like a pipe dream.  Although ...