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On the loss of Sir Amess

2nd November 2021

A reflection on the political impact of the assassination of Sir David Amess. On 15 October 2021, the UK witnessed the second political assassination in just over five years. Following Jo Cox’s tragic death at the hands of a far-right racst in 2016, Sir David Amess was killed by an alleged Islamist in his own ...


Commuting during COP26

1st November 2021

Emma Landsburgh discusses the difficulties commuting students are facing this academic year, especially in addition to COP26. Although COP26 is an amazing opportunity for Scotland and for the battle against the climate crisis, it’s causing major disruption to those living in or trying to get to Glasgow. For students, there has been confusion about the ...


Big Night In: Will staying in make it safer to go out?

28th October 2021

A campaign started on social media demands that clubs do better for student safety – this is not only necessary, but long overdue. In light of the recent rise in spiking incidents, especially by injection, numerous cities across the UK, including Glasgow, are boycotting nightclubs on Thursday 28 October to demand that venues take people’s ...


International students shouldn’t be excluded from the vaccine passport initiative

25th October 2021

The decision to require vaccine passports for club entry does not accommodate those vaccinated in countries outside the UK, causing unfair stress for international students. From 18 October, clubs and large venues have required proof of double vaccination via a vaccine passport. Consequently, this has caused worry for many international students who have not been ...


Is Rihanna officially a good girl gone bad?

24th October 2021

With Rihanna’s wealth growing by the minute, Margaret Hartness tackles the question: are billionaires always bad? Since the release of her first hit single Pon de Replay in 2006, and through the establishment and success of her cosmetics brand Fenty, Rihanna has never ceased to be a key figure in popular culture. Over the past ...


Breaking news: there’s no ethical consumption under capitalism

24th October 2021

From veganism to vintage shopping, how futile are our attempts at being ethical in a capitalist world? When I first read the statement, my knee-jerk reaction was immediate, harsh rejection. Of course there is, there must be. There’s no way a statement so absolutely demoralising could be true. And even if it is, people can’t ...


I’m terrified for this Halloween, and not because I’m scared of the dark

23rd October 2021

More needs to be done this Halloween to support students who are most at risk of sexual assault. Fear plays an important role in our lives, from our careers to our relationships, and it’s fun to take a day to personify this fear in the form of murky monsters and spooky dooky parties. This Halloween ...


Covid-19: An illness or an inconvenience?

22nd October 2021

How have attitudes towards Covid-19 changed from the start of the pandemic to now? Covid-19 will not be eradicated for a long time, forcing us to integrate safety procedures into daily life as things begin to “open up”. Even with the protection of the vaccination programme we still must act cautiously. However, student attitudes towards ...


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 ...