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It’s (still) the most wonderful time of the year

20th December 2020

Whilst Christmas in 2020 is far from normal, there’s still joy to be found this festive season. This Christmas is going to be weird – there’s no two ways about it. But whether you’re getting tested and returning home or braving it out here in Glasgow, there’s plenty of Christmas spirit left to be found. ...


Twelve days of Covid-mas

19th December 2020

On the twelfth month of Covid, Boris gave to me… Among all of 2020’s crazy events, the impact of Covid-19 has taken centre stage of every news bulletin. Even Brexit has been overshadowed in the British media by the government’s chaotic handling of the pandemic, giving us plenty to reflect on at the end of ...


Picking a bone: The quadruple threat: White, male, posh and English!

19th December 2020

Examining the partisan advantages aiding British actors. An unpalatable truth of the current UK acting industry is that it almost exclusively reserves its most glittering job prospects and abundance of praise for White, male, upper class actors from England. Unbiased sample of British talent should show more than just Anglo gentlemen who were Made in ...


Scotland frustrated again by Ireland

19th December 2020

Scotland endured a difficult afternoon in Dublin as they were defeated 31-16 in their final Autumn Nations Cup match.  The final weekend of the Autumn Nations Cup arrived, with Ireland and Scotland contesting the third place play-off, at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately for Scotland, it was another frustrating encounter against ...


When will you get vaccinated?

18th December 2020

Keir Smith explains why students may need to wait a while to receive the Covid-19 vaccination. A new horizon seems to be upon us regarding the fight against Covid-19. The emergence of a host of vaccines reaching the trial phase presents the much-needed opportunity to return to normal. This is an important milestone for a ...


Stocking your bookshelf this Christmas

18th December 2020

Cosy up with one of Reilly’s festive recommendations. With his gravity-defying sleigh, eight flying reindeer, and the world’s most powerful passport, it looks as if St. Nick may be the only one travelling this Christmas. Of course, for those of us stuck at home, the holidays are not necessarily ruined. Many bibliophiles and homebodies have ...


Language and culture students are at the bottom of Boris’ Brexit bin bag

18th December 2020

With semesters abroad set to start in less than a month, one language student speaks out about being left behind by Boris’ bewildering Brexit. As a 16-year-old student sat in my Higher French class with my teacher on the 23 June 2016, you could cut the tension with a Brexit-sized knife. She told me that ...


UofG raises over £49,000 for Movember

18th December 2020

MedChir RFC and The Tash Dash raised the most in the team and individual categories, respectively. The University of Glasgow has raised an astonishing £49,726 for Movember through donations raised by a variety of teams and individuals. The group who raised the greatest of all the teams was MedChir RFC, finishing the month with the ...


Vent to views

18th December 2020

Your questions answered by our Views Editors. I’ve recently discovered what feels like a lump on my cervix. I know that there’s a million things this could be, but I’m automatically terrified it could be cancerous. I don’t want to seem over cautious if it’s nothing, so I don’t know who to turn to for ...


Techpocalypse

18th December 2020

The harsh realities of a tech-less world. The date was 11 November 2020. It was just after midnight. The sky was dark, everyone in the flat was asleep, the world seemed so quiet. I stared at my screen as the symbol turned and turned and turned and turned. My midnight snack lay at the bedside, ...