Features



Can Christianity and the LGBTQ+ community co-exist?

2nd March 2019

Siam Hatzaw Features Editor An interview with Dr Sarah Nicholson, a queer-identifying Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, explores the relationship between the two communities. The LGBTQ+ and Christian communities have a history wrought with conflict. Interpretations of Christian ideology are often the driving force of active discrimination towards LGBTQ+ rights; the teachings of the ...


Women’s fears are misguided when it comes to expanding transgender rights

2nd March 2019

Amy Rodgers Deputy Culture Editor – Art Amy Rodgers discusses the impact of the Gender Recognition Act for the trans community amidst fears over women’s spaces Since 2004, trans people in the UK have been able to legally change their gender with a gender recognition certificate (GRC). Being able to do so not only upholds ...


LGBTQ+ inclusivity: better at home or away?

1st March 2019

Ilia Hionidou Writer Ilia Hionidou compares the LGBTQ+ inclusivity initiatives at different campuses across the world to find out how we can create a safer space for all students The decision to study abroad can be challenging for a plethora of reasons: the lack of financial accessibility for low-income students, language barriers, convoluted immigration processes ...


Tinderella: Seven dates in seven days

14th February 2019

Hannah Patterson Advertising & Events Manager Hannah Patterson describes her week of dipping her toe into the Glasgow dating scene As a single woman in her twenties, I like to think of myself as Glasgow’s answer to Carrie Bradshaw – running around the city in various questionable outfits looking for my dream partner. The reality ...


Spotlight on: OCD/Pure O

13th February 2019

Anonymous Writer As part of our ongoing series on less-discussed mental illnesses, an anonymous writer shares their experiences of OCD/Pure O Content warning: this article contains references to overdose, suicide, and mental health issues including depression, anxiety and OCD. I have this recurring dream that I can’t seem to shake. It’s 10pm and we’re in ...


The truth about grieving at university

10th February 2019

    Kristy Leeds Writer   Kristy Leeds discusses her experience of dealing with the loss of a loved one while starting university I have thought about writing this article for a really, really long time. I needed to try and let go of a burden that’s been weighing heavily on me, to release and ...


How to take action for the environment: “This Is Our Last Chance”

10th February 2019

Inanna Tribukait Reporter   The latest in our series on the environment explores ways that we, as citizens, can take a more radical approach to effecting change. “Avoiding meat and dairy is the ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth”, a Guardian headline from last year stated. The newspaper articles, blog posts, and ...


In conversation with GRASS

6th February 2019

Theo Wilcocks Writer Theo Wilcocks talks to Loa from the Glasgow Refugee and Asylum Seeker Solidarity society about their values and surging turnouts GRASS is a University society which was formed five years ago. It aims to educate students on issues surrounding refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in the UK. It also acts as ...


Two Prime Ministers: The constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka

21st January 2019

Kieron Weatherill Writer   On 26 October, President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka sacked the sitting prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and appointed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new PM. Wickremesinghe immediately stated that he retained “the confidence of the house” and that he was still the PM according to the constitution. He also refused ...


Is Study Abroad accessible for all?

3rd January 2019

Orla Brady Writer Writer Orla Brady highlights the difficulties you may face if looking to study abroad Studying abroad can be one of the best experiences of your life; a time to meet new people, learn a new language, experience a culture you have never been exposed to before and test your independence. However, it ...