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Should we be giving anti-vaxxers a platform?

7th December 2020

With announcement of potential Covid-19 vaccines, our Science and Tech Columnist Sofia considers whether giving anti-vaxxers a platform is dangerous.  We are nearing the Holy Grail. Getting closer to the legendary treasure. We have potential vaccines against Covid-19. Our prayers have finally been answered!  Well, not everyone’s. Despite being in a prolonged pandemic, there are ...


Dark nights in dark times

6th December 2020

How are coronavirus restrictions impacting those with seasonal affective disorder this bleak midwinter? The clocks have turned back, it’s dark at 5pm and the supermarkets have started selling Christmas decorations – winter is in full swing. For most people, this time of year is one of excitement and festivities, but for me and many others ...


Out-of-touch-with-reality stars?

28th November 2020

Do celebrities like Kim Kardashian need a reality check?  Kim Kardashian-West recently took to Instagram to share pictures from her 40th birthday celebration; a trip to a private island with a large group of her friends. The post read: “After two weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine, I surprised my closest ...


The sun won’t set on the student clubbing experience

22nd November 2020

Although first-years are having a year without the traditional clubbing experience, Michelle Osborne argues clubs will make a roaring comeback amidst students when they reopen. This time last year, I was sitting on a train to go home and have a night out with my friends for the first time since coming to university. I ...


Imagine a Scotland…

20th November 2020

With support for Scottish independence at an all-time high, Ciara McAlinden gives her top tips for what our new government should do when we go it alone. The topic of UK politics is a dreary one – there’s no doubt about that. It’s easy to become disconnected from the daily updates about which group of ...


Call me tory; Miss Scum if you’re nasty

17th November 2020

In response to the recent “Tory scum” debacle, our culture columnist Ciara considers whether it is appropriate to insult people on the other side of the political spectrum.  It’s not every day that I condone bullying, but things have changed recently. Is calling Conservatives “scum” a bad move? Well, my initial instinct is to advocate ...


Should we be paying for Zoom uni?

15th November 2020

Jack Corban and Rothery Sullivan discuss the idea that the University should be charging less for online teaching. We’re paying £9k a year for this?  Jack Corban Universities have cost money ever since 1998, subsequently going up in price in 2004 before seeing their most controversial rise in 2010. This of course does not apply ...


Glasgow should do more to invest in the future careers of its students

13th November 2020

In the midst of an employment crisis, Rothery Sullivan argues that the University should follow in the footsteps of other institutions to help it’s graduates secure future employment. A huge issue for students today is the crushing reality of graduating from university (usually with some amount of student debt) and not being able to find ...


Zoom university: quantity isn’t a replacement for quality

13th November 2020

Michelle Osborne argues that lecturers piling up the workload with online classes is hurting students more than it helps. While doing my daily scroll on Facebook, I came across a GlasKnow post about one of my courses: “I don’t believe for a second that in any other year History 2 had this much workload,” was ...


Vent to views

11th November 2020

Your questions answered by our Views Editors.  Content Warning: Binge eating, disordered eating  I’m a first year and during Fresher’s Week I got into a relationship – like an actual boyfriend and girlfriend relationship. I would never have imagined myself in this situation, mainly because I always thought of first year being the year of ...