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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 ...


Is your activism for you or for us?

9th July 2020

Ellie Wilson Writer Ellie Wilson shares her experience of racism within the Glasgow University Athletics Club and unmasks the dangers of performative activism. The world watched on in horror at the violent murder of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis. As anti-racism protests spread throughout the world, many expressed their support. “Blackout ...


How do we fix policing in America?

21st June 2020

Jordan Hunter Deputy News Editor Ohioan Jordan Hunter examines he believes the policing model in America can be fixed, and what’s preventing it from succeeding I think it’s obvious there is a problem with policing in America. While I’ll never know what it’s like to be a minority and what their interactions with police are ...


Social distancing means taking time to love yourself… and your body

21st June 2020

Joe Evans Writer Joe Evans offers the best cure for your double whammy of horniness and loneliness during lockdown: a wank. As the various governments of the UK each try to create their own path back to normality, I think it’s quite safe to say that the same restrictions on social interaction are going to ...


Anti-lockdown protests aren’t saving lives, they’re killing them

21st June 2020

Ross McCool Writer Ross McCool examines the danger of the anti-lockdown protests across the globe.  After many nations have instituted the greatest lockdown in human history, many anti-lockdown protests have taken place across the globe, including close to home in Glasgow Green. However, the protests that are currently happening in the United States have gained ...


Starmer’s storming popularity could make him next Prime Minister

20th June 2020

Blair Cunningham Deputy Culture Editor – Theatre As Johnson is losing support with every fiasco, from Cummings to Covid, could a more electable Labour leader finally topple Tory Britain? Some will have read one of the Daily Mail’s more pathetic and poorly-researched stories in past months, the one that claims Sir Keir Starmer is a ...


Students have been kept in the dark yet again about an assault near campus

20th June 2020

Lucy Donaldson Writer Lucy Donaldson argues Glasgow University must be held accountable after the delay in the University’s response to the Dawsholm Park sexual assault. Trigger Warning: This article contains mentions of sexual assault. Police Scotland have launched an investigation after a teenage girl was raped at Dawsholm Park, near the University of Glasgow’s Garscube ...


An intergenerational perspective of the Black Lives Matter movement

19th June 2020

Alexander Benjamin Writer Alexander Benjamin shares his grandmother’s, his mother’s, and his own experience of racism in the UK. We have said it before and we will say it again; the Black Lives Matter movement is one that affects black people worldwide, not just in the USA. The racism that prevails causes a deep ache ...