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Stolen Histories

4th April 2021

Museums as agents of colonial times. In 2017, The Telegraph published what may have been one of their worst takes yet: “The Elgin Marbles don’t ‘belong’ to Greece – they belong to us all”. I’m fairly sure that this was also Lord Elgin’s thought process, as he chiseled them from the temple wall and abducted ...


Hating on the Hate Crime Bill – does it go far enough?

3rd April 2021

Being a bigot in your own home is still being a bigot. Belief – a simple word, just like any other.   At first glance, it would seem to be merely a combination of letters that is harmless and innocent; but when given meaning, it suddenly transforms into a possession, something that is fiercely protected by ...


My Love Life: Just another day

1st April 2021

My version of normal. My love life could be described in one word: chaotic. Anecdotes from my love life have led time and time again to my friends, co-workers, and family exclaiming: “This could only happen to you.” Whilst I am, of course, the main character of the entire universe, I do not believe that ...


The foundations of foundation

18th March 2021

Does the makeup industry just conceal a darker agenda? Throughout history, women have faced colossal societal pressures in regards to beauty standards; their bodies, hair, size, and face have been critiqued again and again, with society continually changing its idea of what true beauty looks like. In doing so, women are faced with endless amounts ...


The Decline of Arts Degrees

11th March 2021

Practicality at the cost of culture. “Will you be able to get a job with that degree?” “Does that even count as a real subject?” “Oh, so you’ll probably go into teaching then?” Hands up, College of Arts students, anyone who hasn’t had a friend or family member ask at least one of these questions ...


Clothing my conundrum of conscience

8th March 2021

Theatre Editor Ananya Vankatesan looks at the troubles surrounding ethical fashion. I don’t know about you but I love dressing up. I love looking at the mirror, admiring my outfit, and telling myself that I look drop-dead gorgeous. In order for me to do that, I need to buy dresses that I like, outfits that ...


Flat Nightmares: There’s a rat in my flat!

4th March 2021

The kind of rat-holes students live in. Before my second year at uni, I had only encountered one rat in my life. Its bug-eyes peered out behind a takeaway joint during my interrailing trip in Berlin, burrowing into a sea of soiled styrofoam cones and curried bratwurst, before scuttling down by the Alexanderplatz underpass. Momentary ...


Curbing your car for Covid

11th February 2021

 Is it worth it to bring your ride to uni during the pandemic? For many adolescents, passing their driving test and purchasing their first car is symbolic of independence and freedom. It offers them the chance to embark on adventures and travel almost anywhere and everywhere. At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, more and ...


By any means necessary

5th February 2021

 An examination of violent rebellions. In unthinkable pain, crying out that he couldn’t breathe, as his assaulter pressed a knee over his neck, making it even harder to even take a breath, to stay alive. For eight minutes George Floyd fought for his life and then died. Died, because an institution that exists across the ...


The other pandemic: homelessness

31st January 2021

Looking at the issue from the perspective of those who suffer from it. It is absurd that today in Scotland, there are people who still live without a home, sitting on the side of the street, forced to ask for food and spare change. It’s even more alarming that we don’t find this anything out ...