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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 ...


The legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: now what?

15th January 2021

The legend, the legacy, and looking to the future in the Supreme Court There is no other way to put this – Ruth Bader Ginsburg was one of the most influential and inspirational people of our time. At the time of her nomination in 1993, she was only the second woman to serve at the ...


Future World Changers: changing the world through poetry

14th January 2021

In this article, The Glasgow Guardian interviews Shehzar Doja, founder of The Luxembourg Review, and a PhD student of Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. Shehzar’s passion for poetry and the impact it has had on his life made him want to use it to change the world. This ambition prompted him to apply ...


Friends from the other side

14th January 2021

Navigating friendships across the political spectrum. Is it possible to maintain friendships with people on the other end of the political spectrum? It’s an important question in today’s politically charged world. Politics often revolve around human rights issues, such as LGBTQ+ rights, abortion and feminism; other prejudices such as racism, ableism, anti-semitism and Islamophobia are ...


From archaic to famous, the new rise of Gaelic

24th December 2020

Examining the sudden popularity surrounding a once dying language. In July of this year, The Guardian released an article casting a very gloomy cloud over the Gaelic speaking community, titled “Scots Gaelic could die out within a decade.” The article went on to describe how Gaelic is only used routinely by a “diminishing number of ...


The complaint conundrum

23rd December 2020

A look at the various complaints systems at the University, and areas in which they are failing us, and could be improved The University of Glasgow has almost 30,000 students and almost 9,000 members of staff, which can be intimidating to say the least. Particularly now during a global pandemic, students are facing unprecedented issues ...


Picking a bone: The quadruple threat: White, male, posh and English!

19th December 2020

Examining the partisan advantages aiding British actors. An unpalatable truth of the current UK acting industry is that it almost exclusively reserves its most glittering job prospects and abundance of praise for White, male, upper class actors from England. Unbiased sample of British talent should show more than just Anglo gentlemen who were Made in ...