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Should we be putting our faith in the police?

20th October 2021

The Met had their chance to implement change, but they certainly didn’t do a good job. CW: Police Violence, Gender-Based Violence, Sexual Assault Every woman will remember the shudder of horror they felt when the full details of Sarah Everard’s abduction and subsequent murder came to light. We all remember the spine-chilling realisation that, just ...


The Texas abortion ban: a modern age bounty-hunt

15th October 2021

The Texas abortion ban reveals how our society continuously takes away the rights of women, BIPOC and transgender people. As of 1 September 2021, Texas has enacted the Heartbeat Bill, a near-total ban that only allows abortions before a fetal heartbeat is detected, which usually happens at around six weeks, long before most people know ...


Beauty is pain, but lookism hurts us all

15th October 2021

Claire Thomson discusses the issue of pretty privilege, and who it actually affects. While society nowadays is constantly reassuring us that everyone is beautiful in their own way, conventional beauty standards are still proving to dominate our way of thinking. It’s true that the majority of the time your first impression of someone is their ...


I’ve never been assaulted by someone I don’t know

14th October 2021

CW: Gender-based violence/sexual assault. I don’t mind walking home alone. I don’t feel particularly unsafe. I don’t stress about walking back from clubs, or bars, or even work, myself. I don’t dislike walking in the dark, or at night. I’m not meaning to sound flippant, but I don’t mind the journey. I prefer it, sometimes. ...


A Love Letter to My Eyes

14th October 2021

Zein Al Maha Oweis discusses the ways her visual impairment has opened the doors for a richer, fuller life.  Dear Eyes, We have been on such a wild and crazy adventure together these past 27 years. Starting at six years old when you were diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), meaning that I would have tunnel ...


Remembrance and prevention: why universities should record student suicides

14th October 2021

Writer Michael Conway discusses the benefits of more universities recording student suicides. CW: Suicide In 2019, 15 Scottish universities were asked by investigative journalism team The Ferret, through the Freedom of Information Act, to reveal how many of their students had committed suicide in the previous three years. Responses showed that 14 out of the ...


Manifesto Analysis: a round-up of the SRC general representative applicants

13th October 2021

Alongside the sabbatical officers, it is the general representatives’ role to represent all students on campus. Their wide remit allows those elected to explore and promote areas of passion. This is the most hotly contested position with eleven students vying for the role, and News Editor Luke Chafer gives his rundown of each manifesto. Abdul ...


Editorial: Safeguarding on Glasgow’s streets must be improved

12th October 2021

CW: Sexual Assault, Rape, Gender Based Violence We can’t rewrite rape culture overnight, but there are practical steps that need to be taken. It is exhausting seeing the same pink and white infographics recycled every time another woman loses her life just because another man felt entitled to her. After the harrowing murder of Sabina ...


Can we function without social media platforms?

12th October 2021

The social media blackout on 4 October called into question how much we rely on social media platforms. 4 October saw our social lives flash before our eyes before disappearing almost entirely for the rest of the day. Down in minutes yet out for hours, Facebook’s apps, including Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Facebook itself, among ...


Why I don’t support National Coming Out Day

11th October 2021

National Coming Out Day is a great way to raise awareness for the LGBTQ+ community, but there are other factors to consider about how this day may affect those still closeted.   As a bisexual, I support the entirety of the LGBTQ+ community and all the awareness surrounding queer rights. However, as a bisexual, I ...