Features



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 ...


Gap in the syllabus: China, media and LGBTQ+ culture

7th January 2020

Ilia Hionidou Columnist Earlier in 2019, the UK experienced a wave of protests against same-sex education in primary schools. Ilia Hionidou interviews academics about their experiences in teaching courses that feature LBGTQ+ content. The series discusses the benefits and backlashes of including LGBTQ+ studies in higher education across the UK and the US and aims ...


The inescapable truth of overachieving.

2nd January 2020

Anonymous Writer CW: This article may cause distress for those who have suffered from domestic abuse or have experienced suicidal thoughts.  I feel lost in the system. I am struggling to cope. I am not sure I have the necessary skills.  Today, I feel like I cannot get through my degree.  It all started when ...


Political myopia, bad science, and the demise of Venice 

30th December 2019

Lucia Posteraro Writer Disclaimer: This article was authored by a University of Glasgow student as part of a data journalism traineeship offered by ClimateTracker.org. This organisation is not affiliated with the Glasgow Guardian, and the paper received no remuneration for this article’s publication. The pictures of Venice taken aback by rising water are not new to ...


Sit in with…Glasgow Supports Chile

21st December 2019

Siam Hatzaw and Rafe Uddin Features Editors Content Warning: Contains discussion of police and state violence, military dictatorship, and human rights violations, including sexual violence. On 1 December, Glasgow Supports Chile, together with Friends of the Earth Scotland and Scottish Trades Union Congress, hosted a screening of Nae Pasaran, a documentary revealing an unexpected link ...


‘Finding peace in this pain’: surviving the trauma of online grooming

7th December 2019

Hannah Patterson Views Editor Content Warning: This article discusses sexual abuse, online grooming, gaslighting, and bullying. Online grooming is a term we hear thrown about a lot these days. Parents warn their kids against it, schools have policies on how to protect students from it, and being street-smart has evolved into being web-smart. It can ...


Exploring the unrelenting policing of female bodies

1st December 2019

Sofia Stephens Writer Content Warning: Contains discussion of sexual assault, discrimination and violence, based on sexuality, and mental health issues. Virginity testing, intended as the pseudo-medical procedure through which female “virginity” is believed to be determined, has controversially gained notoriety in recent weeks after Atlanta-born rapper T.I. confessed to subjecting his 18-year-...


But you don’t look disabled…

29th November 2019

Hailie Pentleton Writer Our writer Hailie Pentleton shares her experience of life as a student with a hidden disability. Starting university is daunting for any student. You accept your offer, buy the overpriced textbooks you were warned against, and before you know it, you’re sitting amidst a sea of fresh-faced peers wondering if you made ...