Features



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 ...


Eritrea: A crisis without a conflict

2nd January 2019

    Jack Jeffery Writer   If you want to get an understanding of the Eritrean crisis, take a coach from Khartoum to Kassala. Around 100 miles outside Sudan’s popular honeymoon destination, ragged tents sprawl out across the arid plain. On the roadside lie carcasses, mainly dogs but also camels. Amputees, many of whom are ...


Spotlight on: Bipolar disorder

17th December 2018

  Georgina Hayes Editor   As a part of our new series on less discussed mental illnesses, Editor Georgina Hayes shares what it’s like to live with bipolar disorder “I have just now come from a party where I was its life and soul; witticisms streamed from my lips, everyone laughed and admired me, but ...


Why aren’t we talking about Scotland’s kids in care?

13th December 2018

  Laurie Clarke Editor Jamie Dalgouette grew up in care – now he wants to change the system for good Jamie went into care at six months old. For the next four years he moved between fourteen different foster homes and two residential houses; by the age of five, he’d already experienced abuse in a ...