I’m the World Editor of The Glasgow Guardian and a fourth-year International Relations student

What I cover

As a World editor, I cover stories from all around the globe. As a native English, German, and Bulgarian speaker, she feels especially passionate about reporting on human rights issues from a global perspective. 


Working for The Glasgow Guardian over the past 3 years, Athina has gained experience in news writing, interviewing political figures, reporting during COP26, supporting fellow writers, and publishing online, as well as in-print. She strives to to contribute towards amplifying people’s voices, raising awareness within student communities, and shedding light on pressing injustices. In 2024, Athina was highly commended for Best Journalist in Scotland by the Student Publication Association for the second year in a row. In 2023, she was also shortlisted for Student Journalist of the Year at the Amnesty Media Awards. The previous year, Athina was honoured to be highly commended for Best Scottish Political Piece and shortlisted for Best Human Rights Story in the UK by the Student Publication Association.

Last updated: 09/02/2024

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Glasgow restaurants commit to zero-waste dining during COP26

From 12 October until 12 November 2021, a variety of local pubs and restaurants will participate in the Plate Up for Glasgow initiative with the aim of actively reducing food waste. Scheduled to coincide with the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, the month-long Plate Up campaign is piloted by Glasgow

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SRC autumn elections: what happened at hustings?

SRC autumn election voting is now open! Here’s the overview of last night’s hustings… The Glasgow Guardian covered last night’s SRC autumn election hustings, which saw students competing for a variety of committee positions have their say on what changes they would bring to help their fellow students at the

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Keep your head up, sunshine

Athina Bohner reflects on how it feels to live alone as a first year international student during a pandemic.  Throughout their lifetime, everyone will experience a number of pivotal turning points characterised by immense change and monumental challenges. After all, the essence of life is learning to embrace these difficult

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