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The UK government is unwilling to fight the war on women

20th December 2021

Boris Johnson does not support misogyny becoming a hate crime, reinforcing the societal norm that women’s lives do not matter. I knew in an instant that I picked the wrong route home. I saw them stumbling in the street in front of me, completely shattered with a bottle still in hand, tripping on and off ...


Cash incentives or classist incentives?

20th December 2021

Do cash incentives for deferral put students from lower income households at a disadvantage? The statement “students have had a rough year” feels like an understatement. At every level of education, from highschool to university, the nature of the Covid-19 pandemic has posed a series of questions about how we operate our educational system. From ...


Cash or cab: why is getting home so expensive?

20th December 2021

When student safety is being jeopardised, Glasgow needs better taxi services – and we need them now. With most Covid-19 restrictions eased, people are making the most of Glasgow’s nightlife again. Anyone that’s made the most of bars and clubs reopening will probably have noticed that getting a taxi or Uber in Glasgow is exceedingly ...


Let’s start coughing up some compassion

20th December 2021

Ever felt your face flush as you start a coughing fit in public? Covid-19 has brought on a fear of coughing, but Katrina Williams argues why a little more compassion around the issue would help us all. It was the end of August, and I had just developed some sort of horrible bug. After a ...


The rent crisis has left students feeling flat…

20th December 2021

A personal perspective on trying to find student accommodation in Glasgow. It’s 10 past nine, and I’m enjoying my first coffee of the day. I hear my phone buzz – a notification from Rightmove. An email that reads, “Basilia, 2 new properties to rent in Kelvinbridge.” I take the bait and have a look at ...


How Boris’ Brexit failure has saved the Union

20th December 2021

In Investigation Editor Jordan Hunter’s article, shortlisted for the Guardian Foundation’s Hugo Young Award, he examines the recent shift against independence. With Brexit in shambles and a Conservative government looking to stay around longer than what many progressive Scots hoped for, the SNP were looking to capitalise off a series of favourable polls going into ...


Love me, love me not

12th December 2021

Divya Venkattu dissects the case of parasocial crushes on celebrities. There is a certain solace that comes with imagining yourself in an unattainable romance. No – I am not talking about your real-life crush who you have not yet confessed your feelings to; I am referring to the latest celebrity you’ve been shamelessly thirsting over. ...


To an emotionally unavailable generation…

12th December 2021

Divya Venkattu discusses the detriments of the emotional unavailability that seems to be common amongst Gen Z. We are the generation that has more opportunities than ever before to connect with people; yet we still struggle to form real connections. One of the biggest hurdles that we must overcome is emotional unavailability. According to Healthline: ...


COP26 gave me freedom again

12th December 2021

A compelling account of the disabled experience of attending classes during COP26. COP26 was, in many ways, the best and worst thing for me as a disabled person. An event where global leaders and the world’s biggest thinkers come together to come up with the perfect solution to fix a disastrous climate problem? You would ...


Stop romanticising my country: Australia

7th December 2021

The first instalment of our new series explores the stereotype of Australia as a “perfect vacationland”, a gross contradiction of the terrors of its history that are still active today. I’m sure I’m not the only Australian that frequently gets asked why I’d ever want to live in the UK when I could be back ...