Features



How to dress for climate change

24th November 2018

Alice Le Dizes Writer In our ongoing series on addressing climate change, Alice De Lizes looks at ways consumers and retailers can reduce the impact on the environment One of the prime arguments of environmental activist Georges Monbiot in the introduction of his book Heat is the idea that we cannot reduce our carbon footprint ...


Let’s put Black Friday behind us

23rd November 2018

Credit: Adriana Iuliano Elle Lindsay Writer Elle Lindsay takes a critical look at the contagious consumerism from There is no denying that we have a lot to thank America for: TV shows such as Friends, franchises such as Marvel, coffee from Starbucks, Coca-Cola and rock ‘n’ roll to name but a few. There is also ...


Ending homelessness in Scotland

22nd November 2018

Emily Jarron Writer Glasgow City Council have been accused of ‘systemic failures’ by Shelter Scotland, for breaking homelessness laws over 3,000 times between July 2016 and November 2017. Ending homelessness in Scotland is not a question of resources or knowledge, it is a question of will. As a country we possess some of the most ...


Spotlight on: Psychosis

16th November 2018

Anonymous Writer An anonymous contributor shares their experience of living with psychosis When I was a young child, around five or six years old, I was taken on holiday to visit some family friends. I don’t remember much about the holiday other than some dodgy soup, a trip to the local science centre and my ...


The American Midterms: for Dummies

12th November 2018

Jordan Hunter Writer Jordan Hunter gives us a rundown of what the Midterm Elections mean for the rest of the world   Tuesday 6 November produced some shocking revelations and has changed American politics for the foreseeable future – but not in the ways most students around here may think. The media are jumping to ...


Are we talking enough about men’s mental health?

3rd November 2018

Taidgh Strogen Writer Taidgh Strogen discusses the barriers men face when struggling with mental health.   Scotland faces some unique challenges when it comes to social issues like alcoholism and the mental health concerns to which they are inextricably linked. Phenomena such as deindustrialisation and the fragmentation of communities caused by questionable urban planning in ...


Graduate Interviews Series: Recent Alumni talk about how they got their jobs

1st November 2018

Jennifer Bowey Deputy Editor-in-Chief Following on from the series of interviews conducted with University of Glasgow graduates last year about how they found their current jobs, we speak to Joseph Andrew Mclean about how he managed to successfully build a career in the film industry following graduation from the University in 2013. GG: What age ...


‘I’m a mouse? Duh.’

29th October 2018

Elle Lindsay Writer Why are women still being judged for their choice of costume? As the daylight dwindles and pumpkin-spiced aromas become a staple on the wet streets of the city, we can be forgiven for being unable to fully remember the few weeks of sunshine we were gifted with this summer. Unable to face ...


Roots of colourism

23rd October 2018

Tara Gandhi Investigations Editor Tara Gandhi explores the history of colourism and its lasting impact across cultures Every few years, the topic of colourism crops up in the media and becomes an issue that is debated again and again. There was Kanye West’s 2016 casting call for “multiracial women only”, the infamous whitewashing of Beyoncé ...


Kavanaugh & the crisis of reputation

19th October 2018

Adam Nicholson Writer Adam Nicholson asks whether there have been real repercussions from the ‘Me Too’ movement on the men accused Content warning: this article contains references to sexual assault When faced with allegations of sexual misconduct, Brett Kavanaugh, nominee for Supreme Court Justice, sought to reassure the American public of his essential decency, his ...