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What does the Hate Crime bill mean for freedom of speech?

26th January 2021

Roshika Perera considers the potential implications of the proposed Hate Crime bill on our freedom of speech. Recently, Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf gave another statement to the Scottish parliament outlining changes that would be made to the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill. The bill was met with outrage by swathes of the media ...


Boys will be boys (or violent misogynists)

26th January 2021

Lucy Dunn reflects on the state of gender relations in British schools in the wake of the Georgia Harrison v Stephen Bear revenge porn allegations. In a conflict which arose in the middle of December last year, reality TV star Georgia Harrison accused her ex-boyfriend Stephen Bear of taking a privately filmed video of himself ...


Open Letter for Russell Group Universities

21st January 2021

As the editors of Russell Group student newspapers, we are writing collectively to request a reversal of the Russell Group’s statement, 7 January 2020, ‘on ensuring fair assessment and protecting the integrity of degrees.’ As editors, not only are we students or recent students ourselves but we are also in constant contact with the students ...


Disability History Month: Looking to the future

9th January 2021

Beth Dillon, co-founder of the LUNA project, reflects on Disability History Month, her experiences as a disabled student, and looks towards a more accessible future. This past month has been Disability History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements of disabled people and promote the continuation of the movement for disability rights. There have been ...


A world changing uni?

8th January 2021

UofG was named THE University of the Year 2020, but does the award really mean anything for prospective students? At the end of 2020, the University of Glasgow was awarded the title of Times Higher Education’s University of the Year. The judges cited efforts by the University to uncover its historic links to slavery and ...


To Glas-stay or Glas-go?

28th December 2020

An international student explores whether it’s worth it to return to live in Glasgow next semester. With the announcement from the University that classes in semester two will also be largely online, you may be asking yourself: “Why should I return to Glasgow in January if all of my classes are going to be online ...


The airing of grievances

23rd December 2020

 As 2020 fades away, we air our grievances for the year. 2020 is thankfully coming to an end with some positivity in sight. We have a vaccine on the horizon, Trump is out of office, and the possibility of Holly getting into Hive again before she graduates no longer feels like a pipe dream.  Although ...


But, why is she naked?

22nd December 2020

Pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft finally had a statue unveiled of her last month, but it left a sour metallic taste in the mouths of many. After a year of tearing down statues of morally corrupt men, it would be nice to celebrate raising a sculpture of someone who represents the ideals we wish to live ...


Non-Christians at Christmas

22nd December 2020

Two of our writers share their perspectives on Christmas as non-Christians.  Melanie Goldberg Whilst I do enjoy the odd Christmas movie, or song, or two, for me the actual celebration of Christmas is honestly just too high maintenance to be enjoyable. I sometimes turn into a little bit of a Scrooge this time of the ...


No one should have to pay to bleed

20th December 2020

Scotland has taken a groundbreaking step, now the rest of the world must follow. Scotland recently became the first country in the world to make period products freely available to those who need them. The bill was introduced by Labour MSP Monica Lennon, who has been campaigning to end period poverty since 2016. She argued ...