Features



Affecting activists: Dave Steele, The Blind Poet

9th May 2022

Our Online Editor Zein explores the work of an activist that has inspired her. Growing up with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), I’ve always admired those that have spread awareness about RP, blindness and sight loss. We all have that one person we idolise or see as a role model, and while many of us are lucky ...


Why are there staff shortages in the law industry?

8th May 2022

Views Editor Rothery Sullivan explores the ever-growing priority of happiness among students as they choose their careers. Graduate lawyers are being placed on starting salaries as high as £150,000 due to a staff shortage, a BBC article has revealed. For such a seemingly attractive career profession, and with a six figure starting salary to boot, ...


In conversation with: Dr Mark Mirabello

6th May 2022

Our writer Patrick speaks to and profiles the renegade historian Mark Mirabello as he reflects on his relationship with the University of Glasgow. In 1979, with his master’s degree at the University of Virginia coming to an end, Dr. Mark Mirabello was considering where to go next. He grew up in Ohio, and showed himself ...


Cleaning up the system – whose fault is it anyway?

5th May 2022

An exclusive with Kezia Dugdale: Director of the John Smith Centre. Glasgow is amidst another local election cycle. We’ve seen this before. Fanfare, spectacle, the red carpet dusted off to entice you to vote. The usual campaign hullabaloo has once again arrived, but it’s not been hard to detect the cloud of apathy on campus. ...


Making the jump: friends to flatmates

4th May 2022

George McClure navigates the complicated dynamic shift that occurs when moving in with friends, and shares his advice for how best to make the jump pain-free. So, you’re moving into a new flat-share? Suddenly, those blissful days of walks in the West End and the last-ditch efforts of rescue at Hive have taken a more ...


The ethics of oversharing

21st April 2022

CW: themes of abuse and eating disorders Writer Charlotte Christian analyses the rise of oversharing and “trauma dumping” on social media, and discusses the implications for the mental health of younger generations. Internet culture can seem all consuming in a post-lockdown world that has seen the explosion of everyone’s new favourite social media site TikTok ...


Cost of living crisis: visiting Glasgow South West Foodbank

15th April 2022

Our writer Ben talks to the organiser of a food bank in the South West of Glasgow about the cost of living crisis and the ever-changing role of organisations like hers in civil society. Would a 12-year old growing up today know of a Britain without food banks? It’s unlikely. But what is it that ...


Russia’s war on Ukraine: An expert perspective

6th April 2022

Political Communication lecturer Dr Joanna Szostek provides students with a guide to understand the conflict – and how to respond. Understanding a conflict of this magnitude is not easy. With so many tense complications and geo-political implications, the Russian-Ukrainian crisis is arguably the most damaging conflict in Europe since the Cold War.  In times of ...


Is UofG taking student homelessness seriously?

4th April 2022

Constance speaks to students experiencing secondary homelessness and questions whether the University has addressed the issue sufficiently. What do we call a student who doesn’t have stable accommodation in the city that they live in? Moving between temporary residences, including the sofas of friends and family, is technically considered to be secondary homelessness. This term ...


When I went to the Oscars

31st March 2022

Constance describes her experience of attending the Oscars, and analyses the flaws and bathos of the system It is 10 years ago and I am on my way to the Oscars. I am very excited because there is a limousine – with free water and gum! Watermelon flavoured.  Then I am very excited because almost ...