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Does the University owe us anything?

22nd November 2021

Reporter Janka Deák breaks down the University’s duty of care for its students. CW: suicide  The recent criticisms levied at accommodation services and the University of Glasgow’s handling of the overflow of student applicants raise an issue not usually at the forefront of students’ minds: does the University owe us support services, or is the ...


‘Silly’ Activism? No such thing!

22nd November 2021

Are some protests too “silly” to make a difference? Maddy Dorrian explains from first-hand experience why humorous protests are effective in raising awareness and community involvement. It was 8:57am and a small group of people with hi-vis vests shuffled about making last minute preparations. The sun had managed to burn through the morning haze and ...


Why GULGBTQ+ are protesting the BBC

22nd November 2021

Members of the GULGBTQ+ society discuss how the BBC’s actions towards the trans community promote the growing transphobia that is prevalent throughout the UK. Transphobia is ubiquitous and it is intensifying. It pervades our parliament, our National Health Service and increasingly our media, too. Our public service broadcaster, the BBC, is furthering an orchestrated moral ...


One man’s fortune shouldn’t cost lives

22nd November 2021

A Twitter debate questions the responsibility that Elon Musk has to share his wealth in order to save millions of lives. Elon Musk and his billionaire friends having their phallic races into space makes me a bit sick. I’m sure the technology is cool and exciting, and yeah, maybe we can start civilisation on Mars ...


What is the Elections Bill and what does it mean for you?

20th November 2021

Maddy Dhesi, writer and first year politics student, is campaigning for changes to the Elections Bill. She discusses the importance of students being informed about the Bill, and what the changes mean. The Elections Bill is making important changes to elections held in the UK. Though the Elections Bill is going through the UK Parliament, ...


People make Glasgow… but only if you’re straight

18th November 2021

CW: homophobia, transphobia, sexual assault. Does the global rise in homophobic hate crimes apply to us Glaswegians? “People Make Glasgow”. That’s what we’re told at least, with the implication being that Glasgow only prospers because of its fruitfully diverse populace. Why is it, then, that LGBTQ+ people are still being victimised and abused for our ...


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, ...