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No more business as usual following Covid-19

26th April 2020

Kimberley Mannion Writer Should we blacklist businesses who have mistreated their staff during the coronavirus crisis when we are free to consume again? The last couple of weeks have been some of the most strange of our lives, as every bustling high street and rowdy pub across Britain is closed. Several “valuable” people have now ...


Exams 2020 will be the most stressful yet

13th April 2020

Elspeth Macintosh Writer Elspeth Macintosh explains why this year’s exams will be the toughest yet. Exams are arguably one of the most stressful components of any student’s time at university. But with classes being suspended early and a national lockdown underway, this stress is amplified and could cause significant damage to the physical and mental ...


Lent for the modern-day Christian

10th April 2020

  Hannah Patterson Views Editor  In the modern world, is the true meaning of Lent lost? For those of you who don’t know, Lent is a religious observance undertaken by (most) Christian religions, although most people will associate it strongly with Catholics. It lasts for 40 days, starting with Ash Wednesday and ending with Holy ...


COP26: Making grey Glasgow green

5th April 2020

Erin Fowler Writer COP26 can only better Glasgow’s already great environmental success. Glasgow is preparing to host the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November this year. The conferences aim to bring together over 3,000 delegates made up of heads of state, climate experts, and campaigners in order to agree ...


Being Kind 101

4th April 2020

  Jasmine Urquhart Reporter Jasmine Urquhart examines how we can be kinder to each other in today’s society. The recent events of Caroline Flack’s passing have caused us all to reflect on Love Island, the media, and whether a celebrity in the spotlight deserves to have their private life reported on in such detail. But ...


Ban beef sales on campus

4th April 2020

  Blair Cunningham Deputy Culture Editor – Theatre Glasgow University must follow the lead of other UK universities and end its hypocrisy After a number of UK universities including Goldsmiths, Cambridge and Edinburgh have restricted beef sales it’s time for the University of Glasgow to follow suit. Agriculture contributes to 10% of the UK’s greenhouse ...


Scotland’s smoking targets are a fantasy

3rd April 2020

  Blair Cunningham Theatre Editor To slash the number of smokers, the government is going to have to slash personal freedoms. The number of adults who smoke in Scotland is 19%: the Scottish government wants to cut this down to less than 5% by 2034 but the best estimates suggest it will be at 10%. ...


To impeach or not to impeach?

3rd April 2020

  Zuzanna Filipiuk Culture Columnist – Books Will the impeachment of the president in fact make him more popular in the 2020 elections? About three months ago, in December 2019, Nancy Pelosi – Speaker of the United States House of Representatives – announced the impeachment of Donald Trump. This groundbreaking decision ignited a series of ...


Should universities have uniforms?

1st April 2020

  Hailie Pentleton Online Team Member “At a university, with around 29,000 students, it can be hard to experience that feeling of close-knit community that I both loathed and loved about secondary school. Perhaps we could use uniforms to fix this?” Amidst the boredom that has ensued in my time in self-isolation, I blew the ...


Mental health and music: the LiveLive initiative

29th March 2020

Rachel Campbell Writer From Lewis Capaldi comes a new initiative to put anxious gig-goers at ease, using everything from gig buddies to safe spaces. Last year, as Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi announced his 2020 UK Tour, he also launched an initiative to make his shows more accessible to fans who suffer from anxiety.  The project, ...