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Thought experiment: a post-terror world

24th October 2021

Writer Eryn Browning discusses the possibility of the eradication of extremist movements and terror groups. Terrorism can be defined as any illegal violent act carried out in order to further a political goal. In the two decades since 9/11, terrorism has been becoming an exponentally bigger threat in peoples’ minds – shaping views on war, ...


Phobophobia: the fear of fears

24th October 2021

A look at fears, how to live with them, and how to overcome them. The spooky month has arrived: ghouls, ghosts, devils, and evil pumpkins will be round every corner by its end. The real scare factor, though, generally isn’t Ross’ Spudnik costume. For many of us, our personal phobias trickle a far greater terror ...


Superstition and spirituality

15th October 2021

Is this the answer to our fears? I have always been a very superstitious person. Wearing wooden jewellery, saluting magpies, and throwing salt over my shoulder are all things that are now second nature to me, but possibly infuriating to others. It’s something I have inherited to an extent from my parents. I wasn’t raised ...


International Spotlight: Guinea

25th September 2021

What’s happening in Guinea? Charlotte Christian discusses the latest upheaval in Guinea and the legacy of French colonialism in the country. On the 5th of September, shooting echoed around the presidential palace of Guinea, a resource-rich coastal nation in West Africa. The military overthrew President Alpha Condé – a reaction to his government’s corruption, creeping ...


Thought Experiment: A Celtic Union

25th September 2021

Imagine a world where Scotland and Ireland united… As someone who’s from Northern Ireland, but grew up in Scotland, the concept of a Celtic Union has never been too far from my mind. Throughout debates surrounding both Scottish Independence and a United Ireland, I have generally sat on the fence. I was born to a ...


Picking a bone: Independence at University

21st September 2021

Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn shares her experience of struggling with the uncontrolled and sudden freedom that comes with starting university September 2016. Two days before my eighteenth birthday. £850 of SAAS freshly deposited into my famished bank account. I was leaving home and starting afresh, the sweetness of my long-awaited and inevitable freedom was delectable. What ...


Liberté, égalité, pandémie

21st September 2021

Writer Ross McCool gets philosophical about Covid-19 and how it has affected our agency and freedom Covid-19 has brought drastic change and calamity to the modern world. Within the United Kingdom, the public have not faced such curtails to personal freedom since the Second World War. From the introduction of the largest lockdown procedures that ...


International Spotlight: Afghanistan

5th September 2021

Independence, agency, and the rights of women The Taliban, a force thought long-defeated in 2001, not to the extent of complete elimination but to a supposed degree of manageability, has resurfaced to capture the capital city of the Afghan state, Kabul. In the wake of US forces withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and the spread of ...


My love life: Glasgay and unproud

26th June 2021

 A gay student’s perspective on internalised homophobia and reponses from the gay community at large. CW: This article uses several uses and words that have been demeaning to LGBTQ people, however we have left it uncensored as a way to show the full emotion and intent of the author. My love life is about as ...


Get over your Eurovision hate

21st May 2021

Embrace the Europop-y glory. I am almost certain there are three groups into which I could sort the readership of this article, the fans, the apathetic and the haters. For obvious reasons I fall into the first, my love for Eurovision is unbridled, overwhelming and frankly often a hindrance to my everyday life. However, this ...