Lifestyle



The socially conscious cafe guide

13th March 2022

A guide to some of Glasgow’s best non-profit, community-led, or socially conscious cafes.  The past few years have seen a global rise in social enterprises as well as non-profit and community-led organisations. These are Rowan Duffy’s top five socially conscious or community-led cafes in our own beloved city: MILK Cafe, Victoria Road MILK Cafe is ...


Horrendo-metriosis

10th March 2022

Erin McKie discusses how endometriosis has impacted her social life, studies, and mental health. “But you don’t look ill… It’s just a bad period, get over it”.  I’ve heard phrases like this numerous times. Last April, I was officially diagnosed with endometriosis, having displayed symptoms for the previous five years. Endometriosis is a condition where ...


Shaving away the shame

8th March 2022

Writer Marine Ourahli explores the origins of women’s hair removal Hair removal is not a new creation of our society, there is evidence of women’s hair removal throughout history. Of course, the reasons were diverse, in prehistoric times it was to prevent insects from nesting in the hair. In ancient Egypt, hair removal was a ...


My experience with avoidant-restrictive food intake disorder

2nd March 2022

Managing an eating disorder can be incredibly difficult and isolating, but Writer Flora Gosling emphasises: you are not alone. CW: Eating disorders. How do you feel when you look at cat food? Sure, it’s food, you can see that. You can recognise parts of it; chunks of meat, a bit of jelly, something dry and ...


Lectures, vodka, and anorexia nervosa

2nd March 2022

The battle of living the student life with an eating disorder. Content warning: Eating disorders I consider myself to be a relatively brave person: the thought of jumping out of a plane, with nothing but a scrap of fabric to save me, thrills me, the dark intoxicating heights make me feel alive. So why then ...


The trouble with microtrends

18th February 2022

Dorota Dziki outlines the harms caused by the rapid trend cycles perpetuated by Youtube and Tiktok. Microtrends, or short-lived trends, are a plague on the fashion industry, reinforced by huge try-on hauls popular on TikTok and Youtube. Thanks to fast-fashion brands such as Shein, AliExpress and Pretty Little Thing, dupes of expensive and excessive amounts ...


Worried sick

18th February 2022

Why “stop worrying” doesn’t help in the battle with hypochondria. Mastoiditis. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Temporomandibular joint disorder. You name it, I’ve encountered all of these illnesses on my frantic Googling sprees and convinced myself I had them. After hours of touching the weird lump in my neck or trying to identify the cause of ...


What your study soundtrack says about you

16th February 2022

Writer Flora Gosling reveals what your study music says about you. Studying can be tough, can’t it? We find ourselves in our flats, cramming material that we can’t even remember learning in class. And we’ve all got a soundtrack that gets us through it. So here’s the lowdown on what the music you listen to ...


Should iPhones be able to diagnose mental health issues?

16th February 2022

Hannah Pickard takes a look at the risks that come with putting mental health in the hands of technology. Approximately one in four people will experience a mental health condition each year in the UK, and as many as one in six of us have common mental health complaints every week. Apple is looking to ...


Sorry, I’m busy…

16th February 2022

Why keeping busy as a coping mechanism is not a substitute for support. Every sodding week, you wake up exhausted. You know why but you ignore it. It’s probably still dark outside. You put on a podcast that you don’t even enjoy listening to anymore. Divert, distract, deflect. You call your mum while walking to ...