Lifestyle



How low can you go?

20th October 2021

Elena Adams discusses the rise of the low-waisted jeans fashion trend. CW: Body image The early 2000s are memorable for many things, particularly fashion. Celebrities at the time were seen wearing skirts and dresses over jeans, a lot of Von Dutch tees, and baggy army cargo pants. It’s safe to say that most of these ...


Lifestyle Listens

19th October 2021

Katherine and Genevieve are The Glasgow Guardian’s new agony aunts! I lost a lot of friends during the year because I haven’t been able to keep up with people online. I really miss my friends, but I don’t know how to get better at replying to messages and I feel like I’m always behind with ...


Glasgow Ranked 4th Best Foodie Destination in the UK in 2021

18th October 2021

Our beloved city gets credit where it’s due. Glasgow has been ranked as one of the best large foodie destinations in the UK in 2021. A study by specialist insurer Ripe Caravans compared 40 locations across the UK and awarded Glasgow 4th place. There were seven criteria assessed for the decision, such as the number ...


The problem with real student stereotypes

17th October 2021

A reflection on the cliques around campus, and the dangers of believing stereotypes… Glasgow Uni isn’t quite like the colleges you see in American rom-coms, as I’m sure you’ve realised by now. You’ll rarely find yourself choosing to sit with the scholarship jocks or the band nerds, and the high school cliques tend to dilute ...


A fortnight of food: Oktoberfest meets Cranside Kitchen this month

17th October 2021

Glasgow’s biggest outdoor restaurant expands its menu once more. Bringing Germany to our local this Oktoberfest, Cranside Kitchen is running their new event from the 14-28 October. The fairly-priced deals include a “Stein of Grolsch” plus either a giant pretzel, or a hot dog with fries, for £9.95 and £12.95 respectively. The offer will run ...


Setting boundaries: Your physical and mental health

16th October 2021

In the first instalment of ‘Setting Boundaries’, Katherine Prentice helps us to navigate the boundaries surrounding our own health and that of others. Writing this, I feel like a bit of a hypocrite; I have spent years taking on too much, and putting myself in situations that were too much for me, physically or mentally. ...


University support services: what’s on offer?

16th October 2021

Kirsty Britton takes a look at the different support services the University of Glasgow has for students who are struggling with mental health issues. CW: Self-harm There are a striking number of university students who suffer from mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, and some people may use unhealthy coping mechanisms such as drinking, ...


‘Guilty Pleasures’: Nico’s new menu leaves you feeling anything but remorseful

16th October 2021

Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn takes us through the newest fine-dining experience Six by Nicos has to offer. What are your guilty pleasures? I was asked to think of a couple myself before heading into Six by Nico to try out their new adeptly-named, six-course tasting menu. A variety of delicacies – or maybe more commonplace cravings ...


Making self-care work for you

15th October 2021

In the first installment of our self-care series, Katrina Williams discusses why self-care days aren’t always realistic. Let’s cut to the chase: university students barely have any time to spare outside of lectures, homework, societies, part-time work and (arguably most importantly) late-night benders. Thus, the miraculous, idealised, oh-so-dreamy concept of taking a full day off ...


Scottish Women’s Health Plan: the cure to women’s inequality in healthcare?

15th October 2021

Lifestyle editor Katherine Prentice discusses what the new Scottish Women’s Health Plan could have meant for her, had it been around when she needed it most. When I saw the Scottish Government had announced their Women’s Health Plan, I was a little apprehensive to read it. I have to admit, I have become pretty disillusioned ...