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Hot girl summer or fat girl summer: why not both?

14th April 2021

Do we really need to lose the “lockdown weight” before summer comes around? Elena Adams doesn’t think so.  After being in and out of lockdown for almost a year, it’s no wonder that people can’t wait until summer, that light at the end of the tunnel (hopefully) without the restrictions we’ve all become accustomed to. ...


Stop comparing life-taking events to the Holocaust

10th April 2021

Is it fair to compare things like the pandemic to the Holocaust? Maybe not.  Antisemitism occurs in subtle ways. One of the most common examples? Comparing everything to the Holocaust.  Over the past year, I have seen many posts on social media about humanitarian crises such as the pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and ...


‘We’re in a global pandemic!’ – but students still have deadlines

9th April 2021

We’re bombarded with people telling us to take it easy in the current circumstances, but what if you still have commitments and deadlines to complete? Anyone with access to social media in the last year will be well aware of both extremes of the pandemic productivity narrative. At the beginning of the outbreak, toxic productivity ...


Spring has sprung

9th April 2021

The longer days and better weather are edging in, so writer Zein Al-Maha Oweis is sharing some of her favourite things about spring we can look forward to as lockdown restrictions begin to ease. The days are getting longer and the sunlight is beginning to shine bright on Glasgow again, so it looks like we’re ...


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 ...