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Are students not on board?

18th November 2021

Confusing timetables and inherent delays associated with buses make them inaccessible and stressful for students. Students and the bus: you’d think it would be a match made in heaven. Travelling around and exploring different places is such an important part of university life, and to most people, the bus would sound like a perfect solution. ...


Glas-don’t-know?

18th November 2021

Writer Emma Landsburgh explores the dangers of anonymity after a stabbing rumour was circulated by student confession page “Glasknow 2.0”. A couple of weeks ago, on the popular Facebook page GlasKnow 2.0, a post appeared stating that there had been a stabbing on campus. This rumour spread rapidly throughout the student body, despite the lack ...


Who’s COP is it, anyway?

18th November 2021

Has Boris Johnson been using Nicola Sturgeon as a political scapegoat during COP26? Was it a good COP or a bad COP? It’s hard to tell among all the spin, bluff, and bluster. Instead, a better question is: who’s COP is it, anyway? Hosting the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow was always going ...


Thou shalt not idolise Hillary Clinton

18th November 2021

Views Columnist Basilia Weir writes on the our current political climate, and why we shouldn’t “stan” politicians. One of the first things you learn in Modern Studies is your rights and responsibilities as a political citizen. Right: you get to vote. Responsibility: be an informed voter and hold politicians to account. I, like many others, ...


Fighting gender-based violence is not a ‘trend’

18th November 2021

Iona Murfitt discusses the negative effects of activism trends regarding women’s rights. Women are murdered and violated every day – we see it in the news, hear it from our friends and scroll past it on our social media feeds. It doesn’t matter where you are, or how old you are: identifying as a woman ...


What’s the deal with renaming buildings?

18th November 2021

Why do we choose to rename some buildings but not others? Should we be renaming buildings at all? Last month the University got involved in a debate that has been enthralling academia for the past two years – renaming buildings. The University renamed the John Gregory Geology Building to the Molema Building. The University chose ...


Playing social-media monopoly

17th November 2021

Ben Short describes the dangers of the monopoly Facebook has over most popular social media platforms. Within a month, there has been two simultaneous crashes of three social media giants Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. This wasn’t a coincidence; it was a result of monopolisation. Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook in 2004, five years before WhatsApp and ...


Two weeks of sustainability is not enough

17th November 2021

Are businesses in Glasgow genuinely taking steps towards a sustainable future, or are they merely trying to make some extra cash during COP26? COP26 has brought the world to Glasgow’s doorstep, with environmental activists, world leaders, NGOs and businesses descending on our city. With a whole host of live events, talks and promotional opportunities up ...


Does Prince Andrew deserve the Platinum Jubilee medal?

17th November 2021

Performativity is rife in the royal family, says writer Urooj Chaudhary. Queen Elizabeth II is set to celebrate 70 years of her reign on the throne and is to distribute special medals to commemorate this occasion in June 2022. As part of the Jubilee, about 400,000 medals are to be given out to frontline workers ...


Are vaccine passports ethical?

17th November 2021

Jan Jasiński argues that although vaccine passports are better for the wellbeing of society, the Scottish Government has work to do in terms of their logistics. Forget about remembering your ID on a night out; you now have to ensure your Covid-19 QR code is up to par. On Friday 1 October the Scottish Government ...