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It takes two to Duolingo

9th April 2021

Can you actually learn a language from the mean green owl machine? Just like Gatsby, I am haunted by the green glow; hopes, dreams, a future. Except the green glow is more defined to me – characterised by a sharp beak, luminescent feathers, and an aggressive desire to get me to learn German. My green ...


Who’s the real threat to freedom of speech on campus?

7th April 2021

Is it possible that government attempts to regulate free speech on campuses could be worse than the apparent ‘cancel culture’ they decry? Last month, the UK government embarked on their latest crusade as the white knights of academic freedom. To address what is being described as a “crisis of free speech” on university campuses, education ...


Vent to views

4th April 2021

Your questions answered by our Views Editors. I’m seeing someone at the moment and I really enjoy 99% of our time together. But here and there, they keep making little comments and digs which give me the unsolicited ICK. Should I be listening to my inner ick-radar or should I just get over it? Emily: ...


Is the student experience accessible?

3rd April 2021

Our Views Editor Hailie is up to her usual tricks with another article about inaccessibility and university. I am just as grateful as the next person that student election season is over. I don’t want to see a personalised Facebook frame for at least another six months, and I’d rather eat my hand than beg ...


Money or morality?

1st April 2021

BREAKING! Glasgow Uni student says she’ll never write for “rags” like the Daily Mail. “Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it?” is just one of the many ridiculous Daily Mail headlines from the last decade that is seared into my brain. Thing is, I am on my third attempt at writing this article. It keeps coming ...


Unlearning… dream jobs and “success”

31st March 2021

In the latest instalment of our unlearning series, Views Editor Emily Hay explores how she figured out what her career goals really were. Go to school, get good grades to get into university, then work hard and do well there to nab a good job. That’s how they tell us to do life when we’re ...


It only took a pandemic to feel like me

30th March 2021

This past year has allowed for much needed improvements in the realm of accessibility. Our columnist Haneul Lee reflects on the opportunities that the pandemic has created for her.  As a student who has had multiple permanent disabilities all my life, and one who is attending one of the oldest universities in Scotland, you can ...


Release the beast, Bimini!

29th March 2021

How did one tiny drag queen unite the internet? Ciara McAlinden explores how Bimini Bon Boulash stole everyone’s hearts and changed the face of mainstream television. In these bleak times coloured by separation, constant napping and endless assignments, it came as quite a relief to hear that RuPaul’s Drag Race UK would be on our ...


Hey! Hey! You! You! I don’t like your… partner?

29th March 2021

Flora Gosling explores whether or not straight couples using gender-inclusive language such as “partner” helps or hinders the LGBTQ+ community. “Hey everyone, this is Brandon. He’s my… er…” Boyfriend? Better half? Some guy I met outside Hive last week? Knowing what to call the person you’re in a relationship with used to be much simpler. ...


British people of colour shouldn’t have to keep calm and carry on

29th March 2021

In response to Meghan Markle’s recent Oprah interview, Tara Gandhi discusses why telling people of colour to be happy with a “less racist” Britain isn’t good enough. I remember their wedding day. I didn’t watch it, because that was the day I was moving out of Queen Margaret Residences and I was distracted trying to ...