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Scotland’s nature is burning, and there’s nothing we can do about it

21st April 2022

Tristan Rees describes how the increase in wildfires across Scotland is indicative of how we are ignoring the devastating effects of the climate crisis. In March, Gruinard Island in Wester Ross was enveloped by flames. Once used for anthrax testing by the military in the 1940s, the island was declared anthrax free in 1987. There ...


Looking after pets means looking after you

21st April 2022

Although they require routine care and financial support, pets can add an invaluable benefit to university life. Life can be unpredictable and hectic as a student; between irregular timetables, long breaks, exams, drinking, and part time jobs, no two weeks look the same. I, for one, hate that. Without any structure I will sleep crazy ...


Is it really okay to own pets?

20th April 2022

Kidnapping, codependency and forced isolation: is this really the way we should be treating animals? When I’m at my most unbearable – after suggesting that the government solves national debt by simply printing more money without telling anyone – I like to ask people if they think that pets suffer from Stockholm Syndrome. Stockholm Syndrome ...


Six million and counting…

20th April 2022

Craig Williamson reflects on the Covid-19 death toll surpassing six million.  On 9 March 2022, the global death toll of the Covid-19 pandemic hit six million. That number might be hard to conceptualise – it’s more than the entire population of Scotland, and roughly 10 times that of Glasgow. No matter how we try to ...


Review: Big Thief @ Barrowland Ballroom

19th April 2022

Nerves and the occasional false start do little to detract from Big Thief’s transcendent folk sound. Beneath the excited buzz and familiar sweat-and-beer scent, there was an undeniable undercurrent of melancholy pervading the Barrowland this past Friday night. The bright neon of the ballroom’s signature sign marks an escape from the outside, but it is ...


Sexual abuse in football: An ongoing global scandal

19th April 2022

Content warning: sexual assault and rape. Across several countries and all levels of the sport, continuous allegations of sexual harassment are being uncovered. Only 45 miles from Celtic Park, a judge in Edinburgh gave the go-ahead for a multi-million-pound lawsuit against Celtic Football Club over deplorable sexual abuse allegations. Lord Arthurson gave permission for 22 ...


Qatar World Cup 22: The draw that had the world watching

19th April 2022

Befouled by Qatari sportswashing, the 2022 World Cup Draw boasts some tantalising matchups. The 2022 World Cup draw, highly anticipated among football fans, took place on 2 April. Nations across the globe have been competing since June 2019 for a spot in the prestigious tournament with a few places still unfilled. The stuttering Jermaine Jenas ...


“Allez les Bleus!”: France prove dominant in a dramatic Six Nations

19th April 2022

Europe’s most prestigious rugby tournament returned with packed stadiums and a series of dazzling performances. The 2022 Men’s Six Nations was definitely one for the books. With teams finally able to play in front of packed stadiums again after Covid-19, we were able to experience a Six Nations reminiscent of pre-pandemic days. A dramatic tournament ...


Students asked to crash National Student Survey in support of reproductive issues and survivors of sexual violence

19th April 2022

SWAG and GSC have produced a list of demands for students to utilise the survey to make to the University. University of Glasgow students are being urged to crash the annual National Student Survey (NSS) by two societies: Successful Women at Glasgow (SWAG) and Glasgow Students for Choice (GSC). The groups are concerned with the ...


UofG study finds lower socioeconomic status correlates with higher Covid-19 risk

19th April 2022

The study is the first to look at Covid-19 risk level with both socioeconomic status and lifestyle factors. A recent study led by the University of Glasgow has found that unhealthy lifestyles correlate with increased risk of severe Covid-19, with risks even higher among those low on the socioeconomic ladder. The study is the first ...