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I’m not sharing the rainbow

17th November 2021

After the NHS began using a rainbow arch to show support for its workers throughout the pandemic, we can’t help but ask: is it okay to use the rainbow symbol or things other than Pride? The use of the rainbow as a sign of support for the brave workers of the NHS became increasingly prevalent ...


Sub-no-way: the shortcomings of Glasgow’s transport systems

16th November 2021

Why can we fix public transport for COP26, but not for Glasgow’s residents? While I was driving into the city the other day, I saw a sign above the M8 that read “COP26 IN TOWN. THINK BUS/TRAIN”.  There’s a couple of ironies present in that sentence. First, I drove into town and I’m writing an ...


Boris Johnson’s press conference

10th November 2021

Arguably one of the biggest press conferences so far this COP, given the ongoing revelations of Tory sleaze, what just happened in Boris’ presser? Entering the room without much fanfare, and starting quickly, Boris immediately retracted the positivity he’d been oozing at the start of COP26, saying instead it was our fault for setting our ...


Is an in-person COP26 worth the carbon footprint it will leave behind?

9th November 2021

With leaders flying to Glasgow from all around the globe, it’s important to remember that an in-person conference is beneficial to the overall climate. If you’ve been on social media lately, chances are you have come across Daily Record’s article, “Private jets flying to COP26 will blast more CO2 than Scots pump out in a ...


Spiking: it’s an epidemic

9th November 2021

CW: Spiking In 2015, I was spiked at a club in Glasgow. It was my friend’s 18th birthday. I had ordered drinks from the bar and I used my card to pay, about a foot away from where our drinks were sitting. I walked to the dancefloor, initially not yet feeling terribly drunk. This changed ...


How freeing the nipple can save a life

8th November 2021

 In honour of breast cancer awareness month being over, Morgan Carpenter wants to desexualise our view of breasts. If you’ve been lucky enough to be around Glasgow for a bout of taps aff weather, you will have witnessed a double standard present across the UK: chests are an inconsequential body part, merely a receptor for ...


When are we going to start taking antisemitism seriously?

7th November 2021

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, insensitively compared the risks of the climate crisis to the effects of the Nazis, demonstrating how antisemitism still isn’t taken seriously. At the beginning of this week Laura Kuenssberg, the political editor of BBC News, tweeted “Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby’s here at COP too – tells me leaders ...


How to stay safe during COP26 protests

7th November 2021

 If you’re taking to the streets to campaign for climate justice, make sure you know your rights. The beginning of COP26 has incited a wave of environmental protests in Glasgow, with people of all ages and backgrounds taking to the streets to campaign for climate justice, legal change and government intervention. The issue of protest ...


Listening to younger voices

2nd November 2021

As we move towards a society that pays deeper attention to younger voices, columnist Alisha questions: Is this a positive shift? In October, The Guardian reported that Lego will be attempting to remove harmful gender stereotypes from their toys, and instead focus on creating more gender-neutral products. This move was based on a survey of ...


This town ain’t big enough for the 30,000 of you

2nd November 2021

Michelle Osborne examines how the city has mismanaged the accommodation of thousands of attendees. COP26 has only just started, but for Glasgow-dwellers like myself, the dread of hosting has been in the works for weeks.  These conferences are held annually and facilitate agreements between countries to reduce climate change. In the past, these conferences have ...