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Editorial: New year in the ‘new normal’

11th September 2020

In their first editorial, Jordan and Holly make the best of a bad situation. 2020 has been a complete shitshow – and that’s putting it politely. The opening act of the year offered natural disasters that only a biblical rapture could rival all whilst we were edging closer to world war three by the day ...


Action speaks louder than posts

11th September 2020

Megan Farrimond discusses the importance of translating online activism into action on campus. Being trapped in a social media bubble can make it easy to get caught up in the idea that your activism can only extend as far as through your computer screen, with lockdown making this idea all too real. But as uni ...


Let’s talk about getting off ethically

8th September 2020

Ronan Long challenges us to consider how our porn habits affect sex workers. Content Warning: Discusses rape and sexually explicit content.  The consumption of “adult” entertainment remains one of our most persistent taboos. As much as the private browsing adverts are geared towards the anniversary gift purchasing demographic, it is an all but open secret ...


Our house is on fire: students aren’t doing enough to combat the climate crisis

28th August 2020

Students aren’t doing enough. No one is. We need radical change now, before it’s too late. Behind the somewhat abrupt headline is the key message: we need to scrap the idea that students are environmental guardian angels. If we really want to help this planet and have a future on it, we must critique our ...


SQA fails to make the grade

7th August 2020

  Views Editor Emily Hay explores the issues at the heart of this year’s SQA results in the absence of exams. Contrary to popular belief, I was never someone who found exams easy at school, or even at university. Sure, I was the type of person for whom the motivation to study came naturally, which ...


Editorial: On surviving the year

30th July 2020

Tara Gandhi and Bethany Woodhead Outgoing Editors-in-Chief This time last year we were sitting in a beer garden on Ashton Lane, hot sunshine through the trees highlighting the exhausted look in the eyes of predecessors and the sparkle of excitement in our own. It was handover day and we had spent hours in The Glasgow ...


The problematic prejudice of the British media strikes again

12th July 2020

Karolina Omenzetter Writer Karolina Omenzetter addresses the issue of institutional racism in the British media in reaction to their coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement. The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has successfully made the discourse surrounding systemic racism difficult to brush under the carpet. However, the UK’s media coverage remains to have a ...


Easing into easing lockdown

11th July 2020

Rachel Campbell Writer Rachel Campbell explores the butterflies accompanying stepping out into a post-coronavirus world. Three months into lockdown and we are reading more books, painting more pictures, baking more banana bread. I’ve taken up knitting, I’ve up-cycled clothes, I’ve started running. The common variable between my new-found hobbies? They’re all done alone. On Zoom ...


The racist reality of “All Lives Matter”

11th July 2020

Jane Dulku Writer Drawing upon her father’s experience as a British-Indian ex-police officer, Jane Dulku explains the harmful consequences of “All Lives Matter”. The recent murder of George Floyd has conjured one of the largest surges in momentum for racial equality since the civil rights era. But as with all social justice movements, criticism comes ...


We shouldn’t need a Bombe machine to understand the PM

9th July 2020

Kimberly Mannion Writer Kimberley Mannion attempts to read between the lines of Johnson’s classical references, metaphors, and verbal diarrhoea, to understand what is really going on. Boris Johnson is known for many things, but being a “details man” is not one of them. When he became prime minister last summer, no one could have imagined ...