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The NHS is not a charity – not now, not ever

7th May 2020

Kimberly Mannion Writer Despite the coronavirus crisis concocting feelings of national wartime unity across the country, we must not stop asking the government to deliver on basic promises. The phrase “give more money to the NHS” is the first item on any politician’s shopping list of must-include phrases for a media appearance. Something regurgitated to ...


Radical or not: here we come

2nd May 2020

Blair Cunningham Theatre Editor The world cannot remain the same following this outbreak The outbreak of Covid-19 has forced a change in dynamics not seen before. At best we are likely to see the loss of several hundred thousand colleagues, friends, and loved ones, whilst the global economy slows down, wiping trillions from reserves as ...


Love is…shallow

1st May 2020

Ciara Higgins Writer Ciara Higgins discusses the issues with the hit show Love is Blind “Singles who want to be loved for who they are, rather than what they look like, have signed up for a less conventional approach for modern dating,” IMDb claims, luring in many a hopeless romantic in the midst of a ...


Zoom, zoom, zoom, I want you in my room

1st May 2020

Mary Horner Writer Mary Horner discusses the best ways to date during a lockdown  Dating is hard enough, without the current pandemic forcing us into quarantine. With the world sentenced to self-isolation, the idea of spending hours online trying to keep a conversation going can seem more like a punishment than a perk. It’s become ...


They can take our pubs but they’ll never take our home drinking

1st May 2020

Orla Brady Writer Orla Brady discusses why off licences are deemed essential in the UK Walking the streets of Britain has been an eerie experience for all who have ventured outdoors over the last few weeks. Major cities up and down the country have lost their daily bustle and appear deserted, whilst towns and villages ...


No, things won’t go back to normal after Covid-19

30th April 2020

Mark Cunningham Writer The coronavirus has highlighted the flaws in our decaying government system so things shouldn’t go back to normal following this universal shakeup.  Since the lockdown began, “when this is all over” has seemed to go hand-in-hand with “when everything goes back to normal”. Of course, there is no feeling more universal in ...


The mystery of quarantine-induced nostalgia

30th April 2020

Zuza Filipiuk Writer Zuza Filipiuk discusses how quarantine has helped her rediscover her old self as she delves deep into childhood nostalgia. From cutting your bangs, to baking, to getting baked, quarantine is bound to make us all a little crazy. Sometimes it is because we are bored to death, while other times we simply ...


“Not back-tracking, just changing course”

29th April 2020

Hailie Pentleton Online Team Member Hailie Pentleton describes her experience of restarting university after she decided to change her degree. As I write this, Facebook has dragged a 2018 status update out of the void with the caption “not back-tracking, just changing course” attached to a UCAS update confirming my place here at Glasgow. It ...


Exams: another cog in the wheel?

28th April 2020

Amélie Davidson Writer Following the decision to cancel all physical examinations for the April/May exam diet, Amélie Davidson examines whether the current university exam system should be abolished. Content Warning: This article contains discussion of suicide. Exam. The feared word. The word that has the power to make any student’s stomach do somersaults and mouth ...


There’s no such thing as free tuition fees

28th April 2020

Joseph Holland Writer Joseph Holland discusses the invisible price tag attached to Scotland’s “free” university tuition fees. Free. It’s a nice word. Everyone loves something for free. Buy one get one free. A free gift with a purchase. A free fiver from your parents for lunch. Except, none of those things are really free, are ...