Lifestyle



Should we all be (perfect) vegans?

14th October 2021

Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn explores the all or nothing attitude many have when it comes to animal products. When I was in my second year of university, I decided, one lent, that I was going to become completely vegan. Being (mostly) vegetarian anyway, it wasn’t the biggest of deals, and after having watched and naively believed ...


What my year abroad really taught me

14th October 2021

News Editor Kimberley shares the lessons she learned living in France, and how they helped her appreciate life back home. I am extremely conscious of coming across as the pretentious gap yah or my year abroad is my only personality trait stereotype, but the ten months I spent living in Nice last year probably was ...


Cooking disasters: Tiktok seitan pandemonium

25th September 2021

Views Editor Ciara McAlinden recounts her brave attempt at a Tiktok recipe for seitan. Before I begin, I need to clarify that I am no professional in the kitchen; I’ve set spaghetti on fire, put chocolate sauce in a casserole, and overcooked approximately everything that I’ve sat on a hob. I have a plethora of ...


Advice on Homesickness in Halls

25th September 2021

Michelle Osborne gives her top tips for surviving homesickness at university. Freshers’ week is known as a week for partying. A time to get drunk, meet new people, or hook up with strangers: it’s a time to go wild. It’s also a time of transition. For many students, it’s their first time being away from ...


I’m sorry I’ll never be her

25th September 2021

Editor-in-Chief Hailie Pentleton discusses the reality of the #ThatGirl trend. If you’re a chronic over-worker like me, you might have found yourself scrolling through #ThatGirl TikTok, desperately searching for the secret ingredients for self-love and success. Do smoothie bowls and organic shakes lead to academic success? Will early morning rises and earth-toned workout sets unlock ...


Advice on homesickness in halls

22nd September 2021

Michelle Osborne gives her top tips for surviving homesickness at university Freshers’ week is known as a week for partying. A time to get drunk, meet new people, or hook up with strangers: it’s a time to go wild. It’s also a time of transition. For many students, it’s their first time being away from ...


Returning to campus fashion-foot forward

21st September 2021

Katrina Williams is approaching campus fashion from a new perspective post-pandemic The pavements of Glasgow Uni’s West End campus have historically been packed to the brim with fashion-conscious students. Back in those glorious pre-pandemic days when we had a strict ten-minute changeover between lectures (yet another thing you took from me, Zoom), my first-year commute ...


Slow and steady wins the race

21st September 2021

Lifestyle Editor Katherine Prentice offers her advice on pacing yourself at university If you’re anything like me, the start of a new academic year is thrilling, especially your first at university. New pens, new diary, new timetable and a head full of ideas about the outfits you will wear on nights out with new friends, ...


A freshers’ guide to overcoming gym anxiety

15th September 2021

The gym doesn’t have to be a scary place! There is absolutely no hiding the fact that the gym can be one of the most intimidating places in the world, and is, sometimes, the last place you want to be. However, with a positive mindset, a little self-confidence, and some help from your friends, you ...


Best student pubs in the West End

15th September 2021

Deputy Editor-in-Chief Jamie Byrne suggests his top five watering holes for students As the enormous wave of thirsty students return to the bustling streets of Glasgow’s West End, it is a necessity for all new students to get to terms with their local watering holes. Generation after generation of students have had a major impact ...