Lifestyle



It’s okay to travel alone

19th December 2021

Sports Editor Claire Thomson explains the merits of solo travel for improving your trips and your confidence. Travelling alone may seem an extremely daunting and scary concept, but it has the power to be so rewarding on many different levels. So many people often view solo travelling as either dangerous and making yourself vulnerable, or ...


Why medical students should be feminists

19th December 2021

Writer Marina Politis tells us why gender equality should be a priority for the next generation of doctors. Feminism. “What has that got to do with medicine?” some may say with rolled eyes. The dinosaurs, squirming in their antiquated offices, are quick to label this as the antithesis of professionalism in an effort to maintain ...


Cocktails to switch up pre-drinks

18th December 2021

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut at pres, and always go for the same thing. Carol McCahon is here to fix that! Pre-drinks can get pretty predictable when you’re trying to save money. I’m sure we’re all sick of that same cheap bottle of vodka that you’re making last as long as possible, ...


Confessions of a fast fashion shopper

18th December 2021

How realistic is it to expect students to shop only ethical fashion? A boy at school once made a backhanded comment to my face about my mustard-coloured knitted jumper one dress down day. While it was pretty harmless, I was left feeling like all I could and should wear was skinny jeans and Topshop crop ...


Is the Daft Friday queue an outdated tradition?

18th December 2021

Is upholding tradition costing the involvement of disabled students? November marks disability history month, a time to recognise and raise awareness for all types of disabilities, visible or not, and the issues they may face. In light of this, the annual Daft Friday ticket queue got me thinking about accessibility. Daft Friday (arguably the biggest ...


When the smoke clears

18th December 2021

Writer Ishani Mukherjee discusses whether there is a darker side to incense we should be aware of. I have been an avid user of a Middle Eastern incense called Bakhoor for a while. The incense usually burns on top of charcoal to allow it to smoke well. My day usually doesn’t start without it, and ...


Three-ingredient cocktails to try this Christmas

18th December 2021

Five cocktail recipes using just three ingredients each to spice up your nights in. Far too often over the past 18 months have we been forced to create our own cocktails to celebrate, or simply let off steam. Many cocktails require lots of fancy and expensive ingredients, which let’s be honest, is not ideal when ...


Is it morally right to take a flight?

12th December 2021

Hannah Morley makes the case for travelling. 18 months since the pandemic began we still find ourselves unable to travel freely. Back in May, the government implemented a traffic light system that slammed us with green, amber and red list countries; passenger locator forms; quarantine; and enough Covid tests to make your head spin. Since ...


Review: Chateau-X

3rd December 2021

The group that brought you Six By Nico comes together to deliver a new French Restaurant in Finnieston. For Chef Nico Simone, who seemingly values complexity in his meals, the transition to a French chateaubriand restaurant seems natural. Located not far from the heart of Finnieston and his previous triumph of Six By Nico, the ...


The true price of student debt

3rd December 2021

Are student loans a blessing or a burden? Helena Geddes explains why she chooses to take out the maximum student loan. Going to university is undeniably expensive and is often considered an opportunity only available to the most privileged in society. Rent in Glasgow is currently at an all-time high and students who want to ...