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Choosing Glasgow: an American on campus

3rd December 2018

  Emma Teelucksingh Writer The second in our new series exploring why international students chose to come to Glasgow Truth be told, it wasn’t part of my original plan to end up in Glasgow. An American child to two immigrant parents, I had always toyed with the idea of studying at an international school, but ...


Broiler chickens: the grim reality behind supermarket shelves

2nd December 2018

Katherine Wright Writer In our ongoing series on addressing climate change, Katherine Wright discusses the hidden horrors of chicken farming In the poultry industry, the term “broiler” refers to chickens who are reared specifically for their meat. Broiler chickens are by far the most farmed land animal in the UK, and as consumers we are ...


Living with self-harm scars means choosing between censorship and judgement

1st December 2018

Niamh Canning Writer Niamh Canning explores the internal turmoil over whether or not to hide self-harm scars in public, and the consequences of doing so Content warning: this article contains references to self-harm I’m sitting in a bar, waiting for my date to return from the bathroom, and I’m debating whether to take my jacket ...


Reducing our carbon footprint one dish at a time

1st December 2018

Inanna Tribukait Reporter In our ongoing series on addressing climate change, Inanna Tribukait looks at how small changes to our diet can lead to big changes to the environment Prognoses about climate change seem to be getting grimmer and grimmer every day. A report from earlier this month shows that unless manmade climate change is ...


When loving someone means losing yourself

29th November 2018

Credit: Rosie Wilson   Samantha Heritage Writer Content Warning: this article contains references to mental illness. Andrew shouldn’t have been in a relationship at the time;  I shouldn’t have either. We were both very damaged people with respective mental illnesses. I with Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and a history of Depression, and he with ADHD, ...


Alcoholism at uni: spotting the signs of addiction

28th November 2018

Orla Brady Writer Orla Brady contemplates the potential of alcohol to become a crutch for stressed out students, and signposts some of the resources available to help combat this pervasive issue. As a university student it is important to have a healthy balance between study, work and social life. It seems, however, that increasing numbers ...


I have a therapist, and odds are you do too

27th November 2018

Samantha Heritage Writer Samantha Heritage shares her experience of the stigma surrounding seeking treatment for mental health problems “I was actually talking about something similar with my therapist last week and she mentioned…” The words had made their way out of my mouth with a date whom I had only met a handful of times. ...


The ultimate guide to campus study spaces: 2018 Edition

27th November 2018

Lewis Paterson Online Editor The definitive list to all the lesser known study spots around Gilmorehill campus So you’re a first year, all up and ready to write your course essays and study for the upcoming exams (don’t worry, you’ll become jaded like the rest of us soon). But, in your efforts to pursue these ...


Choosing Glasgow: a German on campus

26th November 2018

  Johanna Kox Writer   As an international student, I get asked this question a lot: “Why did you choose Glasgow?” I am sure other international students can relate, so today I am going to explain why I chose to come to this city – and why I’m glad that I did! I had lived ...


Battling news burnout

25th November 2018

Ree Rolph Writer Cruelty dominates the headlines. Even ignoring the scaremongering tabloids, exaggerated events, and falsified rumours, the daily news is rarely a bundle of laughs. This constant stream of negativity has led many to feel dispirited, even when hearing about distant events we cannot affect. The importance of being informed about current affairs cannot ...