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Living with epilepsy at university

28th February 2020

Ally Lloyd Writer  Ally Lloyd tells her story of what it is like living with epilepsy at university. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder where seizures occur as a result of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. I have epilepsy and it’s a nuisance. I’m in my second year at Glasgow University and whilst I love my ...


Good riddance Weinstein. Next abuser, please?

27th February 2020

Lucia Posteraro Multimedia Editor Lucia Posteraro explores life after Weinstein. Content Warning: This article discusses sexual abuse and rape The truth on Harvey Weinstein came in earlier this week, and all women in the world must feel a sense of devastating victory. I was even more relieved to hear it after Saturday night: a dear ...


‘Is everything just a joke to you?’

21st February 2020

Anna Wood Writer Millennials, meme culture, and the appropriate humour problem. To most readers, the idea that we are living in tense times will probably come as no surprise. As well as the continued and ever-present threat of severe, permanent damage to the Earth’s climate and ecosystems, international rhetoric has become heated in recent months, ...


The Home Office’s attitude to green movements risks trumping UK civil society

19th February 2020

Lucia Posteraro Multimedia Editor  Following The Guardian’s findings that the UK counter-terrorism police included Extinction Rebellion in their Prevent strategy, Lucia Posteraro explores how this poses risk to our society. The Guardian’s findings that the UK counter-terrorism police included Extinction Rebellion in their Prevent strategy sparked outrage online. The document appears to ha...


Tips for student tipping

18th February 2020

Paul Dawson Writer Ever been caught in the sticky situation of having no money left in your bank account but felt required to leave a tip? Paul Dawson considers the stigma around student tipping. Life as a student in any university around the world is notoriously difficult, particularly in regards to dealing with finances. Students ...


The Olympics of a night out

16th February 2020

Meg McManus Writer Is gaining a gold medal for heavy weight drinking a win after all? Meg McManus discusses the Olympics of a night out. In Britain, especially in Scotland, we are known for our heavy alcohol drinking habits. Despite the obvious dangers of being blackout drunk, I think the occasional “big” night out is ...


Love is love is love?

13th February 2020

Cameron Cochrane Writer What is Valentine’s Day like for a member of the LGBTQ+ community living in a heteronormative world? For me, Valentine’s season is a time to retreat from the online space, block those cringy couples on Instagram, turn off my Twitter notifications and unplug myself from the heteronormative world that tries to remind ...


No one should want to be a billionaire

12th February 2020

Genevieve Brown Writer Genevieve Brown discusses the existence of billionaires, and whether they deserve to be taxed more.   For $25, citizens of the US can purchase a coffee mug bearing the slogan “BILLIONAIRE TEARS”. It is sold not from a left-leaning Etsy store, but the campaign website of Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren. Questionable ...


Is university a rich man’s world?

11th February 2020

Christy O’Hanlon Writer Glasgow’s industrial and “blue-collar” roots are scattered all around our city, to the extent that it’s almost difficult to ignore the tumultuous relationship the city has had with poverty both past and present. In a country that hosts some of the oldest universities in the world, it is evident to see that ...


Are Jacqueline Wilson’s books doing more harm than good?

10th February 2020

Rachel Campbell Writer As a child, I embodied the stereotype of the outsider finding solace in books they could relate to. I was shy and awkward, and in Jacqueline Wilson’s protagonists I saw myself – the misfit who remained positive despite their obstacles. Wilson has a way of capturing this optimistic loner in a way ...