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Nationalism is socialism’s biggest obstacle

22nd March 2020

Andrew Quinn Deputy Editor-in-Chief The working class across the globe have more in common with each other than they do with the upper class from their own state. One thing has always evaded those on the left: why don’t all working class people vote for socialist parties? Why don’t they continuously elect a party which ...


The mixed messages of anti-hazing at GU

20th March 2020

Anonymous Writer Secret initiation and hazing ceremonies are rife among Glasgow University clubs and societies, even the ones who deny it. Hazing might be something we associate more with American frat houses than the British university experience, but just because it flies under the radar doesn’t mean it’s not prevalent or that it doesn’t have ...


The danger of climate activism becoming discriminatory

19th March 2020

Zuza Filipiuk Books Columnist Zuza Filipiuk discusses the pitfalls of blaming the climate crisis on the older generation “Young people are being let down by older generations and those in power”, says Greta Thunberg, who together with other young climate activists recently attended the World Economic Forum in Davos. Admired by some and criticised by ...


Let’s talk about ensuring mutual consent before sex, baby

17th March 2020

  Laurie Clarke Production Manager How do you make consent sexy? By talking about it. Have you ever had sex with someone because it was easier than turning them down? Have you ever faked an orgasm just to try and wrap things up? Have you ever been choked, bitten, spat on, slapped, or anally probed ...


Ds may get degrees, but can a lack of extracurriculars cost you a job?

15th March 2020

Paul Dawson Writer Getting a degree is hard enough, but what happens when you have the societal pressure of pushing to do more? A degree in any subject is an extremely difficult thing to obtain. It takes years of hard work, countless hours spent studying, and an extreme amount of stress and grinding just to ...


A day of one’s own

12th March 2020

Jasmine Hunt Writer Jasmine Hunt writes about why we should still be celebrating international women’s day. To most people, International Women’s Day is just another day on the calendar where people will alter their Facebook profile pictures by slapping on a pre-made filter or fleetingly reposting an inspirational quote only for it to vanish when ...


The skeletons living in the media’s closet

10th March 2020

Rosie Shackles Food and Drink Editor Content Warning: This article contains discussion of suicide. How the media’s greed exploited Caroline Flack until she took her own life. Caroline Flack’s suicide may be last month’s “news”, but her death will forever remain a relevant lesson. We have witnessed this before, and we will undoubtedly witness it ...


International students deserve compensation

10th March 2020

Jordan Hunter Deputy News Editor The case for the University to give compensation to its students as a result of the strikes. There have been calls by many international students to receive compensation as a result of the strikes. While I thought many students would back this idea, surprisingly I have seen a lot of ...


The invisibility of secret eating disorders

8th March 2020

Rebecca Newlands Writer Content Warning: This article contains discussion of eating disorders and restrictive eating Rebecca Newlands discusses the dismissal of eating disorders that don’t “look” like anorexia and bulimia and how potentially fatal this ignorance may be. The term “eating disorder” tends to conjure one very general image in the mind: bony arms and legs, ...


The silencing of survivors at university

29th February 2020

Bethany Woodhead Editor-in-Chief Content warning: this article contains references to sexual abuse and rape. One quick Google search enquiring about the extent of sexual violence on university campuses is all it takes before you’re two hours into an internet black hole reading statistic after statistic, story after story, of all the horrors students have faced. ...