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The Chronicles of a Black Gay Fresher

15th September 2021

Dating apps, dancefloors and downright racist encounters Starting university for me was an opportunity to explore who I am as a young, Black, gay man. I figured that going to a new city with new people would allow me to fearlessly express who I am without the worry of bumping into unpleasant old classmates or ...


Welcome back, World Changers!

13th September 2021

Our Editors-in-Chief welcome back students, old and new, and call on the University for more transparency this academic year The time has finally come for Freshers to flood back onto Gilmorehill, and here at The Glasgow Guardian, we couldn’t be more excited to get back into the swing of things. For those students arriving in ...


Dude, where’s my flat?

12th September 2021

Georgie Whiteley discusses the current difficulties that students face finding a flat close to university and friends With a new term comes new challenges or, as many have found, challenges which have resurfaced. The student rental market within Glasgow has never been one to favour tenants. Horror stories permeate discussions: seeing your own breath as ...


The media and Afghanistan: a consistent theme of corruption

5th September 2021

How mainstream media has failed in its reporting of Afghanistan’s unfolding crisis Over the summer I worked as an intern for the consulate of The Republic of Afghanistan, at a time where the country underwent a tumultuous overturn. Every day my routine tasks included reading out and highlighting important headlines and news articles. I flipped through ...


Vent to views

5th May 2021

Your questions answered by our Views Editors. I’m obsessed with sex. My worry is that I’m using sex/masturbation as a distraction from my life problems. I’ve never been diagnosed with depression but I certainly struggle to see the point of getting out of bed many days recently. Is it unhealthy to use sex as a ...


Is activism burnout inescapable?

5th May 2021

Sophie Gorman explores what to do when the news and social media make activism feel all too much. “Doom scrolling” is a term that gained popularity during 2020, meaning consuming a large quantity of negative news online all at once. It’s hard to avoid this feeling of the world being a terrifyingly unjust place when ...


Why are we still debating pronoun checks?

5th May 2021

Fionuala McCarron discusses the importance of pronoun checks in the context of debating and beyond.  It has always struck me as odd that it is largely older and more Conservative people who refuse to use a person’s preferred gender pronoun if they don’t believe it matches a person’s gender identity. After all, it is this ...


‘Rioters’ and ‘peaceful protesters’: a rose by any other name

1st May 2021

Joseph Evans explores how the dichotomy of ‘peaceful protesters’ versus ‘rioters’ is one of the many divide and rule tactics of the authorities. “It started as a peaceful protest.” “A few bad actors ruined the atmosphere.” “They hijacked the protest.” These are all words/phrases commonly found in news coverage and official statements about protests, normally ...


Making a statement: fashion and female leadership

30th April 2021

Our columnist Haneul Lee considers whether it’s anti-feminist to label fashion coverage as insignificant.  Though I am in no way a fashion expert, the media coverage of various female leaders over the past few years piqued my interest. The number of women getting involved in politics has been rising – in the UK, there has ...


What is mindfulness?

27th April 2021

So often we’re encouraged to practice mindfulness, but what exactly is it, and how can it help us to alleviate anxiety?  “Mindfulness”, like self-care, has become somewhat of a buzzword in recent years. However, for many, it is not entirely clear what mindfulness is. Do we have to meditate for hours a day in order ...