Features



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 ...


How have flags come to mean so much?

28th November 2019

Adam Paton Writer Pieces of fabric have become a marker of sovereignty and identity. The first flags were displayed on the battlefields of early empires – Egypt, Persia and Mesopotamia – and used as symbols for worship. With these early battlefields often becoming a chaotic mix of blood, bodies, and mud, these primitive flags were ...


In conversation with GUEST

28th November 2019

Inanna Tribukait Environmental Correspondent How is the university responding to the climate crisis, and is it enough? The Glasgow University Environmental Sustainability Team (GUEST) is employed by the University as part of the internship hub to promote sustainability on campus. In their new office space, I met with Katy Homyer, Katrina Wilson-Gowans and Blair Anderson, ...


Decriminalising drugs: who wins?

27th November 2019

Dorota Dziki Writer How decriminalisation could help the hidden victims of the drug trade. In 1971, the “War on Drugs” was initiated by then-president Richard Nixon, with the aim of discouraging the production, distribution, and consumption of illegal drugs in the United States. Despite this, narcotics remains an ever-present issue, with trafficking and production only ...


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 ...