Features



When journalism cuts deep

28th March 2020

  Mark Cunningham Writer What budget cuts and a changing mediascape means for the sector  For those interested in journalism and news reporting, it seems a spectacularly unfair contradiction that despite the sheer abundance of news and political coverage experienced in this day and age, jobs in journalism are constantly being cut. The decreased shelf-life ...


Scotland leads the way to carbon-free culture and arts

24th March 2020

Lucia Posteraro  Multimedia Editor Wind turbines have become a staple in Scottish landscapes. Conversations on climate change resonate with the hilly and fragile skylines extending from one coast to the other. What is less known, however, is how small groups tucked into Edinburgh’s streets are equally contributing to decarbonisation. A silent green revolution has begun ...


Rejuvenation of the hostile environment

17th March 2020

Benjamin Coulson Deputy Investigations Editor Benjamin Coulson discusses the implications of the “Jamaica 50” for Britain’s approach to immigration. On the morning of Tuesday 11 February, 17 individuals were deported to Jamaica, despite fierce outcry and opposition. The deportations took place after a court of appeal judge ordered the Home Office to suspend the deportation ...


The Energy Charter Treaty threatens the European Green Deal, NGOs denounce

15th March 2020

Lucia Posteraro Multimedia Editor Civil society activists and scientific experts denounce the unsustainable practice of investment disputes under the Energy Charter Treaty. A new report claims that the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) contradicts the goals of the European Green Deal and the Paris Agreement. Both the European Commission and several NGOs argue that the ECT ...


How do sexuality, race, and religion intersect?

15th March 2020

Natasha Joibi Reporter Natasha Joibi interviews members of the LGBTQ+ community to discuss the need for wider queer POC representation. When EastEnders introduced its first Muslim lesbian character, Iqra Ahmed, last year, it marked a huge step forward towards promoting diverse LGBTQ+ representation in mainstream media. Similarly, when Taiwanese LGBTQ+ rights advocate Weng Yu Ching ...


Gap in the syllabus: Global LGBTQ+ Health

1st March 2020

Ilia Hionidou Writer For the next article in our series on LGBTQ+ inclusivity in higher education, Ilia Hionidou interviews Dr Michelle Kaufman, Assistant Professor at the John Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. The need for an international focus on LGBTQ+ health is investigated by Assistant Professor Michelle Kaufman, whose work focuses on HIV ...


Coming out of the archives

29th February 2020

Silas Pease Reporter A look back at the presentation of LGBTQ+ issues in The Glasgow Guardian throughout the years As LGBTQ+ History Month comes to an end, it is important take this time to reflect on how far queer rights have come over the decades up until now. One of the ways that this can ...


Gap in the syllabus: Human geography, queer memorials, and LGBTQ+ public art

29th February 2020

Ilia Hionidou Columnist For the fifth article in our series on LGBTQ+ inclusivity in higher education, Ilia Hionidou interviews Dr Martin Zebracki, Associate Professor of Critical Human Geography at the University of Leeds. In 2019, the UK experienced a wave of protests against same-sex education in primary schools. Ilia Hionidou interviews academics about their experiences ...


Missing a home which no longer exists

22nd February 2020

Inanna Tribukait Environmental Correspondent The pain of loss stemming from a natural environment under pressure. Whenever somebody asks me where I am from, the first thing I say is “The Black Forest”. I could start with Germany, or even Europe, but it’s always the forest. I grew up right next to it, my kindergarten was ...


Let’s talk about sex

22nd February 2020

  Rachel Campbell Writer In response to a viral TikTok video by “Nurse Holly”, Rachel Campbell discusses the dangers of abstinence-based sex education. A TikTok user known as “Nurse Holly” received criticism recently after posting a video claiming: “Did you know … the best way to prevent STDs is waiting for sex until marriage.” Viewers ...