Features



Housing is a fundamental right – so why doesn’t it look that way?

21st February 2020

Fergus Brown Writer Housing is a fundamental right – so why doesn’t it look that way? Late last year, news broke that a homeless man had passed away on the streets of Glasgow. Days later, it was revealed that he was not in fact homeless but had died of drug related causes. This tragic incident ...


Spotlight on: PTSD

21st February 2020

Anonymous Writer This year, we’re relaunching our Spotlight On series which takes a closer look at mental illnesses that are less commonly discussed. In this article, an anonymous contributor shares their experience of post-traumatic stress disorder. Content warning: This article contains discussion of a suicide attempt, emotional abuse, and mental health issues including PTSD, alcohol ...


(Un)defining sexuality

21st February 2020

Graham Peacock Writer Graham Peacock discusses his choice to move away from the labels we use to categorise our sexuality. There have not been many days during my teenage years where my own sexuality has not been on my mind. For a while, it seemed to control every aspect of my life. I put this ...


Penguin a far from random publishing house

19th February 2020

Emily Hay Culture Editor What an oligopolistic book publishing sector means for creativity. To many, the announcement of the winner of last year’s Booker Prize came as a shock, with the judges deciding to “flout” the rules and refusing to choose between Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other and Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments. Yet, in other ...


An act of strike solidarity

16th February 2020

Angus Gillies Deputy Culture Editor – Film and TV Measuring the success of past higher education strike action and the benefits of continued action moving forward. At the start of February, the University and College Union (UCU) announced 14 days of strike action at 74 UK universities, the University of Glasgow being one of these. ...


Climate change is global: Extinction Rebellion needs to acknowledge that

9th February 2020

  Elspeth Macintosh Writer The climate crisis as a political issue is especially relevant to us in Glasgow given that our city will be hosting the UN COP26 (Conference of the Parties) climate change summit in November of this year. As we near a climate crisis “tipping point”, the 2020s are the prospective decade for ...


European Congress of Youth in Business: An interview with Klaudia Szabelka

6th February 2020

Zuza Filipiuk Writer In this interview, Klaudia Szabelka — a Glasgow University student of Politics and Economy — talks about her project, European Congress of Youth in Business, which took place on 25 January in Poland. Tell me about European Congress of Youth in Business. What is it? European Congress of Youth in Business is ...


Finding faith: China’s religious revival

6th February 2020

Siam Hatzaw Features Editor In the face of widespread repression, what can we learn from China’s unexpected return to religion? Religion is an undeniably contentious topic. In one form or another, it has existed at the centre of societies throughout history, influencing laws, shaping culture, and fueling conflicts – but this looks set to change. ...


Indonesian floods: How the climate crisis affects the Global South

6th February 2020

Dyani Sheppard Writer New Year’s Eve in Indonesia was greeted with heavy rains across its capital city of Jakarta, and they soon proved to be deadly. Although heavy rains are typical of the monsoon season, this year they were particularly extreme, causing fatal mudslides and flooding, which took the lives of at least 66 people. ...


What does it mean to be an activist?

29th January 2020

Nairne Clark Hopkinson  Deputy Culture Editor – Arts Content Warning: Contains discussion of state violence and several human rights violations including sexual violence, torture, and abuse. Welcome to the age of the activist.  Last year saw the swelling of discontent amongst the population of several states, with many rising up against injustice, from the marches ...