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‘Fat’ needs to be abandoned, not reclaimed

2nd March 2022

Molly Mead argues why we should stop using the word ‘fat’ altogether and instead find a new vocabulary that does not attach negative connotations to a person’s size. CW: Eating disorders. Seemingly obvious yet systemically suppressed, a crucial fact to arm yourself with is that bodies come in a vast array of shapes and sizes, ...


Under pressure, pushing down on me…

28th February 2022

Hollie Moir explores the pressures faced by university students juggling part-time jobs and full-time university loads through the pandemic.  Alexa, play Surface Pressure from the Encanto Soundtrack. Now, this article will not tackle the pressures of being the middle sister of a magical Colombian family, but it will discuss something that most students can relate ...


To extend or not to extend?

28th February 2022

What are the benefits of extensions, and why do we as students feel shame around requesting them? There are a vast array of commodities I relish as a student. Cheap drinks, free entry, perhaps a booth in the library if I’m feeling particularly studious. One overlooked artifact of student life, however, is the assignment extension. ...


Cut your teachers some slack

28th February 2022

The added stress of the pandemic has made life harder for teachers, too.  It’s a Tuesday morning at 8:30am. Three years ago you’d be on the train, heading for the city towards your impending 9am lecture in the Boyd Orr building with a Starbucks latte in hand. Now, you are in bed – still pyjama-clad ...


Women’s safety is on the line

28th February 2022

Women’s Safety Scotland’s new interactive safety map will only be truly useful if it is backed by action from the city. Women’s Safety Scotland have recently developed an interactive map to pinpoint locations in Glasgow that may be dangerous for women. The map relies on self-reports from women themselves regarding instances in which they felt ...


Fighting over Partygate won’t solve the cost-of-living-crisis

28th February 2022

While the Tory party remains embroiled in the Partygate scandal, the cost of basic amenities is spiralling out of control. If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ll have noticed that Boris Johnson is about one more awkward photograph away from losing his position as prime minister. Across the major news outlets the scandal ...


Reader, I’m marrying my first boyfriend

14th February 2022

Hailie reflects on the questions that often crop up when she talks about marrying her high-school partner amidst her final year at university. It sounds very Disney, the prospect of marrying your high-school sweetheart in your 20s. The dress is hanging up in my mother’s wardrobe, the band is booked, and yet with only 156 ...


What Valentine’s Day means to me…

14th February 2022

This Valentine’s Day it’s important to reflect on those who are more at risk of violence when trying to find the love they desire and deserve.  I am sure around Valentine’s Day a lot of trans girls in their teens would have dreamt of themselves as a princess, having her happily ever after with her ...


A letter to students working in hospitality

10th February 2022

Meg Russell discusses the benefits and pitfalls of working in the hospitality industry as a student, and how to make sure you’re getting the most out of your role. Balancing studies and finances can be a constant source of stress for many students. Prioritising one is usually to the detriment of the other, and the ...


Do we ignore victims of violence?

10th February 2022

Halyna Hutchins is the latest victim of violence to be ignored by the media in favour of the perpetrator. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was only 42 years old when she was tragically shot and killed on the set of Rust. A gun that had been deemed safe to use on set was fired and Hutchins was ...