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Zoom-free Fridays for all!

30th April 2021

We are all feeling Zoom fatigue – maybe it’s time to take a break. One thing we can say for certain is that Zoom has been the saving grace of this pandemic. It has allowed us to continue to live a somewhat normal life whether that is studying, working, or socialising. However, over a year ...


Portrait of a lady online

30th April 2021

A girl comes of age on the internet. Overgrown e-boy Elon Musk says: “We’re already a cyborg… You have a digital version of yourself, a partial version of yourself online in the form of your emails, your social media, and all the things that you do.” This horcrux-ing of our souls has created digital distillations ...


Possible new cancer drug discovered by Glasgow researchers

30th April 2021

In collaboration with Breast Cancer Now, the University has evidence that the new drug may be beneficial in fighting breast cancer. University of Glasgow researchers, in collaboration with Breast Cancer Now, have findings which suggest that a cancer protein may be effectively treated by a new drug already being investigated for its beneficial role in ...


Making a statement: fashion and female leadership

30th April 2021

Our columnist Haneul Lee considers whether it’s anti-feminist to label fashion coverage as insignificant.  Though I am in no way a fashion expert, the media coverage of various female leaders over the past few years piqued my interest. The number of women getting involved in politics has been rising – in the UK, there has ...


Recommendations for exploring Glasgow’s post-lockdown art scene

28th April 2021

Glasgow galleries and museums reopening from 26 April. Art galleries and museums have been given the go-ahead to reopen in Scotland from the 26 April. While we might all be more interested in the (admittedly more exciting) prospect of being able to enjoy a draught pint again, I would encourage everyone to put a visit ...


Review: Klara and the Sun

27th April 2021

Ishiguro’s robot-narrated novel raises hope for the future of technology. A story of childhood naiveties interspersed with fleeting adult struggles of illness, separation, and loneliness, Kazuo Ishiguro’s tale follows a convoluted path and is yet a simple story of love. It is narrated from the perspective of “Girl AF Klara”, a human-doll replica created using ...


Should we appeal the appeals system (please)?

27th April 2021

Why we think the system is failing us. While university is a holistic experience, filled with fun social events to attend and interesting societies to engage with, at the end of the day, nothing matters to us as much as our grades. They are what decides our degree, the metric by which we value ourselves, ...


The wrong kind of heat in the kitchen

27th April 2021

One writer’s experience in the traditionally male-dominated sphere. Content Warning: discussion of sexual harassment and misogyny  When I was younger, I would always ask the waiter if I could take a sneak peek into the kitchen. There’s something about restaurants and their atmosphere that is energetic and creative like no other space. “Who am I ...


The top 10 film soundtracks and scores

27th April 2021

We’re looking at you, Shrek 2. It is often said that a film is nothing without its music. A decent film can be heightened by its use of score, or a terrible film can be made memorable through the catchy songs placed throughout. Without further ado, here’s a countdown of our top 10 favourite film ...


Scotland close Six Nations with historic win in Paris

27th April 2021

Through a combination of courage, nerve and determination, the visitors managed to defy all expectations to beat France in their own backyard. While the Calcutta Cup was rightly commanding the headlines in February, it would be criminal not to reflect on a rousing win in Paris for the first time since 1999 for Scotland.  Before ...