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The real cost of the Covid-19 test…

19th April 2022

How will the end to free Covid-19 testing affect student life? Test twice a week; test before visiting a crowded place; test before meeting or living with clinically vulnerable people; test if you develop Covid-19 symptoms or feel unwell; test to protect yourself and others; test, test, test…  For the last two years, we’ve constantly ...


Don’t be scared of getting bare 

12th April 2022

The stigma around sexting needs to be diminished to improve the sexual health and self-empowerment of students.  Any conversation about nudes has to start with asking yourself questions. When have you taken nudes in the past? Has it only ever been when prompted, or in your own time? Do you have a favourite nude of ...


Studying abroad will never be the same

11th April 2022

Not only does the loss of the Erasmus scheme harm the education of Scottish students, but disadvantages lower-income students as well. The UK government made the decision not to continue participation in the Erasmus programme as a third country when it signed the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement with Brussels on Christmas Eve of 2020. ...


Glasgow city centre is becoming inaccessible

6th April 2022

In an attempt to ‘go green’, the bike paths constructed in the city centre provide a new accessibility nightmare. As the host of the COP26 climate summit, Glasgow was the focus of the world and the outcome of the discussions had hoped to pave the way for a sustainable future. Despite the disappointment of many ...


Racist reporting on the Ukrainian crisis

4th April 2022

The media coverage on the conflict in Ukraine reflects the racism western countries have towards refugees. “They seem so like us. That is what makes it so shocking.” The words of journalist Daniel Hannan are ones that have been echoed by many figures in the media during discussion of the crisis in Ukraine. From Ukraine’s ...


Maybe you don’t need to attend every class…

1st April 2022

If the pressure to attend every class is leading to burnout, maybe it’s okay to skip. In my final year at school I experienced extreme disillusionment towards the plans I was carefully building towards a future in the arts. Having spent four years at a school specifically designed for music under the assumption that I ...


The memeification of a global crisis

30th March 2022

With memes flooding our social media feeds regarding current serious issues, we can’t help but wonder what the psychological impact will be of making light of serious matters. In the modern world it is nearly impossible to avoid social media, and with the globalisation of posting, sharing, commenting and liking comes the need to become ...


Should the Glasgow School of Art building be rebuilt or redesigned?

29th March 2022

Lorna Doyle discusses the importance of architecture innovation and preservation for the city of Glasgow. Following an inconclusive investigation into the cause of the fire that obliterated the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building in 2018, the debate as to the future of the site is fully up and running. The main question: should the ...


Coping with Mother’s Day when grieving the loss of your own

27th March 2022

Content Warning: grief, death, loss. “Happy Mother’s Day!”, the grocery store display exclaims cheerfully in a large, cursive font. Instantaneously, I freeze in my tracks, staring blindly at the obnoxious cardboard cutout of a photogenic mother-daughter duo grinning cluelessly at passing customers. I feel my heartbeat pounding through my chest as the assortment of peony ...


Are we abandoning accessibility measures?

25th March 2022

Are we forgetting the valuable lessons about accessibility that have been brought about by the pandemic?  In some ways, lockdowns have been a godsend in terms of accessibility, particularly in the workplace and university. In other aspects, it’s been a nightmare. Of course, for many people who are disabled or chronically or mentally ill, there ...