Features



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 ...


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 ...