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Steamy, sinful or stereotyping?

23rd February 2021

Gay sex deserves to be treated as frankly as straight in modern media. During the pandemic, streaming services have provided us with an opportunity to escape the monotony of our daily lives at home, taking us on socially distanced adventures from our living rooms. When casual dating is limited to a socially-distanced walk in Kelvingrove ...


I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it

18th February 2021

Do student discounts create an unhealthy relationship between students and fast fashion? Access to student discount giant UNiDAYS is one of the biggest perks of becoming a student. As a fresher in 2018, I couldn’t comprehend how we were getting such a big discount on pretty much every fashion brand available! Like many other naive, ...


#feminism #ad

14th February 2021

Commodified Insta-feminism is inherently toxic, and it’s time for radical change. 2020 was the year of internet-generated terms that would perplex our former selves: Insta-feminism, cancel culture, receipts, publishing bias, systematic racism… the list goes on. This isn’t to say these issues and their accompanying terms are fresh off the press; they had been societal ...


Lockdown love letters

14th February 2021

In honour of the weirdest V-day of our lives so far, the GG team are showing their love to whoever or whatever helped them get through this most turbulent of years. To my friends and to Final Fantasy XIV:  Though we knew each other undoubtedly so well before Covid ruined any semblance of the “normal” ...


It’s not me, it’s you (and the Covid denial)

13th February 2021

Is a difference in opinion over the coronavirus pandemic a good enough reason to end a friendship? Our writer Sophie Kernachan thinks so.  In a year where political division has become evermore endemic and vicious, you might have thought an event like a widespread pandemic would be one of those instances where everyone comes together ...


Speaking out against accent discrimination at uni

11th February 2021

Softening of regional accents is rife at universities, but you should never need to change yourself to feel like you belong. This article may be about accent softening at university, but I’ve been working on my accent for much longer. At 11 years old, I knew that all the rich and successful people on the ...


Open the gyms or sweat it out at home?

11th February 2021

Is it time to open up the gyms again? Our writer Rothery doesn’t think so, and here’s why. Exercise can have an incredible impact on our mental health and wellbeing, making gyms an important service for many people. Given that the gyms are currently closed in an attempt to curb the spread of Covid-19, a ...


Alternatives to the waiting room

10th February 2021

With the NHS stretched a little thin, our Deputy News Editor and medical student Lucy Dunn offers some alternative resources for health-related-help.  As the year struggles on, the headlines get bleaker: “Stretched to the limit”, “Pressure on the frontline ‘relentless’” and “Surge leaves key hospital services in crisis”. Whilst we may try to ignore it, ...


Single and most definitely not ready to mingle

10th February 2021

With restrictions throwing everyone off this year, is this finally the lowkey, no fuss, non-romantic Valentine’s singletons have been waiting for? With the current lockdown restrictions set to be in place until at least the end of February, Valentine’s Day is likely to look different for everyone this year. Since the annual “galentines” antics are ...


Self-care: beyond the glitz and glam

10th February 2021

Has self-care been trivialised over the years? Drink your water! Slap on a £30 Glossier face mask! Spend 60 quid getting your nails done every month! If you’ve ever ventured into the “self-care” side of the internet, you will have most likely been confronted with advice like this. Whilst I am a fan of a ...