Features



Scotland’s green transition: a necessary struggle for the future

24th November 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.  What forms of intervention can the Scottish government engage in as part ...


No evictions: talking to those facing homelessness

20th November 2019

Nairne Clark Hopkinson & Katrina Williams Deputy Art Editor & Deputy Books Editor There’s heartbreak in Glasgow as asylum seeking families are being forced from their homes. This is occurring under a new wave of involuntary evictions and lock changes by a housing company prioritising funding over safety.  Just days prior to when the evictions ...


Sit in with…Friends of Medical Aid for Palestinians

19th November 2019

Siam Hatzaw and Rafe Uddin Features Editors To launch our new series raising awareness of societies working for human rights within the University, we interview Caoimhe Quinn, a founding member of Friends of Medical Aid for Palestinians. There are few topics more hostile than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Conversations are often shut down at the mere ...


Facing an imperial past: The Hunterian Museum begins to decolonise their collections

18th November 2019

Rachel Stamford News Editor As Western museums are coming to terms with their colonial pasts, the Hunterian Museum is making an effort to find the true history behind their African artifacts and make the museum more inclusive. Following Black History Month, Scotland’s oldest public museum is undergoing the process of decolonising its collections and confronting ...


Gap in the syllabus: “You can’t responsibly talk about the Victorian Era without talking about sexuality”

12th November 2019

Ilia Hionidou Writer 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 ...


21st century Luddite

4th November 2019

Joseph Hutchinson and Jamie McDonald Writers Cast your mind back to the 2008 Disney-Pixar masterpiece, WALL-E. 29th century Earth was not quite the Utopia humankind had hoped for. The population of the starship Axiom were propped up by hovering mobility devices, presenting a comical, if not alarming, vision of the monotonous future that awaited if ...


Gap in the syllabus: Public health and policy

31st October 2019

Ilia Hionidou Writer In the latest instalment of our series on LGBTQ+ inclusivity, Ilia  Hionidou interviews Dr Forssell, founder of the LGBT Health Policy program at the George Washington University. Earlier this year, the UK experienced a wave of protests against same-sex education in primary schools. Ilia Hionidou interviews academics about their experiences in teaching ...


My alcohol-free freshers’ week

29th October 2019

Anonymous Writer An anonymous writer shares their advice on how to be sober – and not be the mum. “I’m not going to go hard tonight.” It’s a phrase we all know too well but (more importantly) we also know how untrue it is. However, for mental health reasons, this year I had to be ...


Put your money where your mouth is: diversity on the bank note

23rd October 2019

Mary Horner & Rafe UddinWriter & Features Editor Following plans to put Alan Turing on the £50 note, Mary Horner and Rafe Uddin discuss the role of representation, currency, and the online backlash. The Bank of England’s (BoE) announcement that Alan Turing would adorn the £50 note unearthed a sense of progressiveness, directed towards the ...


The liberal branding repackaging bigotry

16th October 2019

Dyani SheppardWriter ‘Liberal rhetoric can dress up an illiberal position to obtain wider appeal’ The right branding in politics can be everything. Politics is an art of persuasion; the side which is most able to spin reality in their favour is the side that is most likely to remain popular. So, it is vital to ...